by Capt Mullet
Fishing this month continues to be solid but definitely not off the charts just yet. For every 3 or 4 trips on the water there is always a tough day in there where the fish don't want to cooperate. But don't give up hope just yet. Spring is on its way and warmer water temps will put these fish in a much more aggressive mood. That smile says it all!!
We just need a little warm weather to get a good feeding frenzy to take place over the shallow flats of our areas. The last 2 weekends have been fun but we have had to work hard for our fish. Quality time with a dad and his son!
Specks have been showing up in all different areas and moving around steadily. Thankfully we have had some decent winds to keep us covering ground and locating schools. Lots of black drum have been caught in the 2 to 35 pound range. Flounder have been rare and usually undersize but we have been catching about 1 to 3 a day and if we are lucky 1 might make it in the box. Very special time with dad!
The redfish haven't been around as much these past two weekends with only 1 or 2 hitting the cleaning table each trip. We have run in to a several schools of rat reds which are fun to catch but they won't fill up the box till next year.
We are still in that wintertime pattern where the fish want to be hanging around thick mud and shell. 1/4 oz jig heads and soft plastics like the Mrs Trout Killer in Morning Glory have done very well in 4-8 ft water depth. For live bait the standard popping cork and shrimp has been working well for catching the big 5.
Spring Break is just around the corner so make sure and take a kid fishing. They deserve it!!!