RAIN, RAIN, and more RAIN
That’s been the word for February. It’s mid February and I haven’t been able to squeeze in a day of fishing yet. I have had some reports from folks fishing over towards the Fenholloway and Spring Warrior areas and they are doing very well on large to over slot size Redfish. Some of these fish are being caught on top water or suspended plugs as they are being seen tailing around the oyster bars in the area. With all the rain and cold temperatures we’ve been having it has pretty much put a damper on the Trout fishing out of the Econfina and Aucilla rivers lately. The few I’ve heard about being caught are off the hill a mile or so. I also haven’t heard from anyone even attempting to go out for Grouper from the Econfina or Aucilla rivers. There’s been a few folks still catching Reds out of the rivers and most are using live shrimp to entice these fish into biting in the creeks and on the shell or oyster covered points. I really hope this rain starts to subside, if you remember last year you couldn’t beg a Trout to bite on the grass line during the Springtime. The fresh water had the fish pushed out to the 6’ to 8’ depths during the time they should have been on the grass line trying to spawn. Well maybe things will change, can’t dwell on things we have no control over. I hope everyone made time to grease and oil up all their reels during the February downtime. Best bets for the month of March is to continue to hit the points and deeper holes in the creeks using sinking MirrOlures and fishing slow, also keep a bag of live shrimp in your ice box so you can test those deeper holes in the creeks for Reds and the possibility of a Trout or two. Don’t forget to drop me a line or shoot me a photo on my website at www.bullredcharters.com. Remember to include other family members and the children in those outdoors plans.
Capt. Bry Martin
Also read this article in Woods 'n Water Magazine