Inshore Fishing March Report

March is the beginning of our spring fishing and March 1st is also opening day of Snook season. Snook  fishing is one of the more exciting and challenging fisheries that we have due to the fact that these fish are very smart and also when you do get a bite they can employ a range of tactics to evade capture including breaking the line on a piece of structure, jumping and throwing the hook, and rubbing through your leader with there incredibly rough mouth. But when you do land a nice fish you’ll experience exactly what the hype is all about, most of our fish range from 27”-38” so there is definitely a good chance that youll be taking home a snook dinner which is one of the finest eating fish that the gulf has to offer. We target these fish with an assortment of both live baits and artificial lures including mullet, pinfish, and pilchards. On the artificial side we use of a lot of soft plastic jerk shads such as DOA 5.5” jerkbaits in Glow and Arkansas Glow with 4/0 livebait hooks and 40lb suffix Flourocarbon. Along with targeting snook we do catch a good number of trout and redfish in the process and the trout and redfish fishing has been very good this month. The Trout fishing has been hot in the Rock Grass patches around Mangrove Point and Gomez Rocks, soft plastic jigs under popping corks and nose hooked jerkbaits have been the answer for sure. As always if you’re looking for any of the tackle that we use swing by Sodium Fishing Gear in Crystal River and you’ll find everything that you need for a successful day on the water.

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