Throughout the spring Spanish mackerel can be found around schools of baits and around the tide lines. As the water continues to rise and the bait fish hit the shallower water we will see the spanish mackerel fishing fire up more. As for the bay as the bait fish move into the shallows the trout and redfish will begin hitting the flats.
The sheepshead continue to be a hot target as they are in the process of spawning. In the mix of fishing for sheepshead we have also been catching nice redfish. The majority of them are over the slot and are measuring between 28-32" and an occasional monster pushing 40". As for in the back bay the trout and mangrove snapper are starting to show up and we are still catching redfish and an occasional blackdrum.
Out in the gulf while trolling we are targeting spanish mackerel along with a few king mackerels starting to be caught. As far as bottom fishing goes the bite is hot. Trigger fish opened up on March 1st so you can add them to the list of species we are able to bring home. We are also catching vermilion snappers "aka mingos snappers" and white snappers. The red snappers continue to be plentiful and amberjack have been hit or miss with these cold fronts lately, both species continue to be closed but we are catching them for great photos and release them. Spring time is a unique time for our area to fish because there is such a variety of species to catch. Make sure to give us a call and get out on the water if you are planning a trip to Destin, Fl for spring break.