Spring Fishing Report 2018
The light at the end of the tunnel is within sight. The last few cold fronts are pushing through and the spring/summer bite is on. It was an above average winter as far as fishing was concerned. The 23’ Parker has been repowered with a 250 hp Yamaha and is ready to put you on the fish.
Catches from the past month or two have included big trout, tripletail, sheepshead, redfish and snook. Since snook season opened March 1st, we have managed to put multiple slot sized fish (28”-33”) in the cooler. Those, mixed with trout and redfish have provided a nice mixed bag for the dinner table. When the weather has permitted, we have been targeting tripletail on the crabtrap lines within a mile or two from the beach. Many of the tripletail have been larger than the average three pounds, providing a great fight on light line.
With spring upon us, the opportunities are endless. Tarpon are already showing up at the Skyway and the permit will be arriving any day now. The spring kingfish run should be a good one, and there will be plenty of cobia to catch while fishing the same areas.
We are looking forward to fewer cold fronts and calmer seas as the fishing continues to get better with the arrival of summer.
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