Well it has been an unusual week for both fishing and weather.
March winds, it would seem, are still with us. They change directions at will, and sometimes it was overcast to the point that you were sure it was going to storm and then it didn't.
Fishing was hot one day and cold the next, both for the inshore anglers and the offshore boys. Very unusual.
The week started with plenty of Dolphin in 125-foot water off the 130 line on the charts, but north or south anglers were putting the fish in the boat and as the wind blew it all changed.
We went from a catch list that had Cobia, Dolphin, Sails and small Kings with a mix of Wahoo to kept anglers busy. As the week wore on the fishing slowed to scary.
But there was still plenty of bait, good looking lines and wind stirring up the water. I think I give up trying to outguess Mother Nature, but summer is coming.
Surf anglers are still playing with the Blues, with early times being best. But there were reports of Blues that ran all day and yes, they are the bigger Bluefish. Cut baits are preferred with them.
There were also good bite of bigger Whiting with a mix of Pompano and a few Macs. I even heard of a few Snook this week on the beach. I knew summer was close, I just have to turn off this wind.
River anglers were changing sides of the river by the hour. Flat, clear water was the key. If you found that, you also found Trout, Reds, Snook, and Bones. The problem was finding that water. The favored baits were soft rubber and suspending lures. And the shrimp caught them all.
Had reports of Tarpon in the North Fork, at the bridges and in the inlets. Soon we will know summer is finally here.
Yes, the permit has arrived but until the seas settle down, they are safe.
Have a great week.
Henry Caimatto is the owner of the Snook Nook Bait and Tackle shop in Jensen Beach.