The bite is interesting! Wind is definitely a big factor. Lots of days the forecast is wind in the five to ten mile range. What we are finding is likely in the 15 mile per hour range. This doesn’t sound that significant but it can crucial when it to comes to fishing. Couple this with an early Spring and you have some interesting dynamics. On the flip side there is plenty of bait and the sea trout are rebounding nicely! Sea trout action is wide spread but the best action is towards the sounds and not particularly deep or shallow. Jigs are effective as well as live baits. It is possible to find good redfish action fishing structure. When tides and conditions set up its possible to find a good bite. More fishermen are catching a one here, one there.
Whiting action is still good but water is now consistently over 70 degrees and the bonnet head sharks are rolling in big numbers. As sharks and rays get thicker it will harder to stay on a whiting or trout bite. A big bonnet head pulls about as hard anything you’ll likely hook into on the inside. Although a shark’s eye sight is poor this would be one strong pull on a fly!
Some flounder are being caught. One fisherman caught five but the better flounder fishing is yet to come.
Tides for the coming week look good! Smaller tides will mean less debris and slit in the water. When there is unable weather patterns to the west of us anticipate winds to greater than the forecast. Most of the fish are in the mid reaches to sound. One you pattern the fish, fishing can be good. This Spring has not followed the typical Spring pattern. Like many places Spring is early. There is plenty of bait. Small 13 trout are fat and heavy and it looks like a much better year for sea trout.
Once you pattern the fish, fishing is good!
Hope this of interest and help! Keep what you want to eat and release the rest!
Fish On! Capt. Jack McGowan