In the back bay of the Destin Florida the Sheepshead are in their migration pattern and are biting great most mornings. These fish will continue to be a main target throughout the month of march around the bridges and jetties. With the fish fry hatching and the water temps rising the spanish mackerel have showed up in full swing. Spanish mackerel can be found around schools of baitfish on the flats or around the bridges and can be caught by trolling, live bait, or with casting jigs. Back in the bay lately we have also been catching blackdrum, redfish, bluefish, and speckled trout. As the month goes on and the baits start moving to the flats you will see more and more fish being caught on the grass flats including spanish mackerel, speckled trout, redfish, and skipjacks.
As for gulf fishing the primary type of fishing going on is bottom fishing. The vast majority of species are closed still including amberjacks, redsnappers, and groupers but there are still a variety of snappers to target. While bottom fishing we have been targeting triggerfish, mingo snappers, mangrove snappers, white snappers, and a variety of porgies which are all great eating. There is plenty of action to be had with the variety of fish being caught. As the bait fish start moving to the beach from the deep with the water temps rising later in the month we will see more surface fish being caught trolling for spanish mackerel, king mackerel, and bonitas.
If you are planing a trip to Destin, Florida this Spring be sure to call Destin Inshore Guides ahead of time. This is one of our peak seasons of the year and we do book up fast. Give us a call and let us take you out to catch your next memory of a lifetime. Till next time Tight Lines.