Inshore- Snook fishing remains on fire this week! Lots of slot size snook or bigger are being caught on live baitfish near or around deep water structure. Expect some large jack crevelles in the mix too. Tarpon are hanging in deep water channels or in deeper canals this time of year. Slow troll live mullet or diving plugs for good action early morning or late evening. Pompano bite still remains steady on the sailfish flats when using goofy jigs. Expect a few bonefish, jacks, ladyfish, sheepshead, & croaker while jigging for pompano.
Offshore- Mahi & snapper should be the main focus this week. Get out deep early and troll weedlines or current edges for Mahi, tuna, bonita, sailfish, wahoo, & kingfish. Start at 90′ depths but don’t be afraid to go as deep as 1500′ if you absolutely want to find mahis for the day. Snapper fishing on the 6 & 8 mile reef is excellent this week. Snapper up to 15 lbs is not uncommon during March & April. Muttons, lanes, mangroves, & even a few yellowtails are to be expected when fishing with chicken rigs & long leaderson the bottom. 6 to 12 oz of lead weight suggested, but this is based on current conditions for the day.
Tight Lines, Capt. Jonathan