Great fishing - and bird-watching - in the marshes and shallows are this week's highlights.
- by Sonny Schindler, Shore Thing Fishing Charters
We still haven’t seen a big push in the shrimp, but when that happens it should generate even better fishing. The big flocks of diving gulls will point the way to them. Try not run directly into the chaos of diving birds. Stay on the outside of them, and cast into where they are feeding.
The big black drum are moving back in. Although not known for their table fare, black drum are some of the biggest and hardest-fighting fish in our waters. They should be near bridges and near-shore reefs. Some of these fish can easily weigh over 40 POUNDS!
Another plus to being on the water now is the huge amount of birds. Our birding trips in the last few weeks have been grand-slam home runs! The barrier islands and marsh are covered in shore birds, frigatebirds, oystercatchers, ibis, herons and beautiful, pink roseate spoonbills. It just adds to the wonderful spring weather and fishing experience.
As always, have fun and be safe .
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