DID THEY VISIT YOU TOO?

Posted March 19, 2020

DID THEY VISIT YOU TOO?

Every year, without fail the Robin red-breasts show up poking around in all the leaves in my “Au Naturel”, front yard. Then, they are gone! Heading north bound.

Comedian, Bill Engval would say…..”here’s yer sign!”

Those Robins are rarely, WRONG!
Spring is here, on land.

My thoughts are, “if you want to see how fish act, just watch the birds.” I’m not a diver, so they are the easiest for me to watch and learn from.

There’s many other natural signs that winter is officially over in N.E. Florida, and Spring time is here.

Watch the water temps closely. As Anglers, all you need to know in N.E. Florida is…”when Spanish Mackerel hit the inlet, it’s game on!”

At this writing, it was just 10 days ago I was out on the river with a 20-25 kt freezing cold wind, no fish catching day.

And the river temp was hovering in the 58-59 degree zone, on my Garmin sounder.

Then, over the course of just a few days it jumped up to 65, and on a low tide in Mill Cove, I saw 68 degrees!

Wow, that was fast!

I’d think every “Guru” would agree that some of the best fishing inshore is that magical 68-72 degree mark.

And it’s fast, fast approaching! (if not here already)

I said this in my last report. And here it is again.

The “inshore” easy to-do list:
-Spawning Sheepshead
-Spawning Speckled Trout
-Black Drum, small ones to Monsters
-Spawning Whiting
-And by April, BIG Bull Redfish in the river, willing to double over a rod!
-Spanish Mackerel, by April for sure.

TAKE THE KIDS FISHING!

Capt Dave’s Sport Fishing


This Trip's Catch

Black Drum
Sheepshead