Southwest Florida has been absolutely being spoiled with perfect warm temperatures, light winds, and no rain to begin March. Each morning has started easily cast netting beautiful bait before returning to the dock to pick up my clients for the day. Once the clients are on the boat the fishing charters start very quickly by returning to the large pods of live bait that are prevalent in the bay. Ill position the boat ahead of the bait, and my clients will usually toss jigs into the bait pods. This is an awesome form of fishing its very visual as the fish are literally jumping out of the water chasing the bait. Using this fishing technique we have been catching plenty of spanish mackerel, trout, and lady fish.
After the clients have been properly warmed up and landed plenty of fish in this fishing frenzy, its time to slow it down just a little and target snook and redfish. The fishing doesn’t slow down much as Southwest Florida’s waters are very healthy and filled with fish. We will now switch to the live bait and fish along the mangrove shorelines. The action has been great catching a lot of snook and redfish throughout every fishing charter. Some of my clients have wanted to take fish home for dinner and for them we have ended the fishing charter catching mangrove snapper before retiring to the dock.