I’m very sorry that we haven’t been doing much with fishing reports or social media recently. We really took a beating at the end of last year. When Hurricane Harvey hit the Gulf a lot of our clients were affected and understandably had to cancel. About the same time I blew my motor and had to get a whole new power head. As soon as I got back in action we had to endure Irma and a series of nasty nor’easters. The Trout fishing did pop off pretty good in the late fall but then we had bitter cold. To top it off, Capt. Tim blew his motor too and we had to scramble to find a new motor for his boat. Just when we thought it was all over, my boat was burglarized and my Yeti Cooler and several other items were stolen.
Hopefully we are through the literal and figurative storms and we can get back to what we love to do. Catching copious amounts of fish for our clients!
For the rest of this month and next month you can expect your best days to be when the low tide is late morning to early afternoon. The reason is simply because we are targeting more redfish than anything and they are easier to find and more densely congregated on lower tides. The more time you have with the low water, the better.
If you’re able to pick some days with low tides between 10 am and 2 pm you’ll be doing yourself a favor. If we don’t have that option, don’t worry. We know what to do and we’ll still get you on the fish.
The smaller whiting are in the sound and the next couple of months can provide opportunities to stack some delicious fish in the cooler. You probably won’t want to have a replica of a whiting made for the wall, or put a picture on your desk, but if you like flaky white fillets… this is a good option. As the water warms a bit the chances of Bull Redfish encounters while Whiting fishing will increase.
On nice days we can head out to some nearshore reefs in the 8 to 12 mile range and fish for Sheepshead. They fight hard, taste excellent, and all you have to do is know when the fish is going to bite before it actually bites. Easy right? The challenge of Sheepy fishing is that they are infamous for stealing your bait with a quick chomp. Paying attention to the bite and a good hook set are essential for success. If you are slow on the draw you might luck up and get one every now and then but a lot of your success will depend on you.