Fish The March Tides-February Fishing Report for Hibiscus By The Bay
Its almost time to fish the March tides!
February, when I was able to get out was a pretty good month to fish. In the backwaters the path to success was fishing SLOWLY. And when you think you are fishing slow enough go slower. Even stop and let your bait fall to the bottom. I haven’t had any luck finding fish in deeper water partly because I don’t know where there are many holes to fish. So my fishing luck came in the very shallow backwaters.
My neighbor Bob Ernst went out with me one afternoon.
I had some shallow water in mind but I wasn’t sure we could get to it with my boat. It proved to be a challenge. Where I wanted to go there was a pretty good sand bar that I had to get the boat over. On approach with the trolling motor it looked like I had enough water. I detected Bob was skeptical. 😕 Well he was proven right when I had to get out of the boat and push. My estimation of how much water there was could have been more accurate. It was touch and go for awhile, once on the sand bar Bob wasn’t sure whether or not I was going to be able to get the boat worked over the sand bar. Finally, after enough wiggling and pushing to where I was sweating, the Maverick Master Angler started to float! I think the incoming tide may have helped me out some as well.
There was a pay off…for Bob at least…we were patient and the redfish showed up in the form of a nice school. Bob caught 3 redfish out of that school and one other at another location. He was catching with Gulp shrimp on a jig.
FYI I did not catch a fish that day! 🙄
I was able to get Vivian to come out with me on one nicer afternoon late in the month. We took a longer boat ride because I wanted to prospect some water I found on Google Earth that looked like it had possibilities. When we got to the location it looked like it should be good habitat for both speckled trout and redfish. I found a nice location on a point in a marsh there was some moving water and some trout jumping out of the water. I was able to catch quite a few trout out of this location using a UnFair Lures Ripn’ Slash in the mullet pattern and a Paul Brown Lures pink fatboy suspend and twitch bait. You’ll be able to see the lures in the photos. I didnt get the opportunity to look for redfish because two air boats came into the marsh and spooked the fish out. 🙁
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