The end of the month produced catches of kingfish, even with a lack of bait. Windy conditions have not distracted anglers working the coastline and traveling in all directions searching for kings. The results have been positive, no rhyme or reason to the catches, but typical March fishing. The "here today gone tomorrow " is a common statement this time of year, since fish are on the move. Expect to see occasional cobias, sharks, sailfish, tuna, amberjack and many other species in the same areas you're searching for kingfish. They're all looking for a food source. As usual, it's all about the bait in the springtime. It's about hungry fish moving many miles at a time, searching for an easy meal during their migrations. Here's what to expect in April: even more of this good action. Expect different species, more each day, coming at you. April could very well be the banner month out of the next two months. Once water temperatures rise to the mid 70s, there should be a decent amount of bait schools settling in on many hard-bottom areas along the coastline. Migrating fish will stay longer due to an abundance of food. This is common during spring. In the beginning they are on the move, so it's hard to pinpoint where they will end up each day. Just keep fishing and swing for the fences. Somehow you always catch a few fish.
Dave Mistretta captains Jaws Too out of Indian Rocks Beach. Call (727) 439-2628 or visit jawstoo.com.