FEBRUARY 2021 FEATURED ARTICLE
CAPT. SAM SCHIWART – SALTITUDE OUTFITTERS
Come on Spring Break!
Spring is coming and Spring Break 2021 will be great down here in the coast! Great days and good times are ahead! We all need a little get away! What better way to spend some quality time with your family than getting outside and putting down the electronic devices and going on a fishing trip?! When was the last you cast a rod and reel? Or reeled in a fighting fish? Or went on a boat ride? Or watched the sun rise while the boat lightly rocks?! So what are you waiting for?! Let go have a good time!
Springtime is on it’s way and Summer is right behind it! Fishing keeps on getting better and better! Fishing can be good during February both from the boat and wading. The warmer the days the better, but the fish have to eat to survive so we change our tactics and approach basic off of weather conditions. Tidal movement is another factor I key in on during the winter. Later morning starts provide time for the sun to rise and warm the day and waters. Warmer water will increase the fish feeding activity.
Spring/Summer trout fishing shod be great! There will be the occasional slow day where bite is tough but that’s when we grind it out and hope it pays off. The live shrimp and popping cork bite is what I use to target trout during the spring time which usually produces lots of action! This method is productive over reefs, shell/mud mix, and sand/grass pockets. Always get extra live shrimp because you will catch a lot of small trout. Just have to work though them and box the keepers. The croaker will start to show up and that bite for that will begin somewhere are the 1st or 2nd week of May. Corkys and plastic baits have been working when fished slower while wading in the same area.
Trout fishing is very active and hand- on with lots of action…prepare to be busy setting the hook and reeling fish in!
Redfish fishing is about to fire off as well! I will Fish for Redfish of the winds are too high for Trout fishing. During Springtime Redfish fishing, I use cut bait on the bottom in sand pockets or against wind blown shorelines. Try and land your bait in the middle of the sand pocket so it’s easy to find by the Redfish. Cut mullet and cut shad will be the go too bait during this time! Again, fresh bait is key here! Nothing like the hard pull of a fighting monster Redfish!
So who is ready to go spend a great day on the and catch some fish?! Spring and Summer dates are filling up and Spring Break is almost here, so don’t wait….give us a call and get the days you want booked! We can accommodate all sizes of groups and everyone from the young beginner to old pro! All of my customers get a discount on their room rates when they stay at the Lighthouse Inn! Just let them know you are my customers when booking! So don’t wait…let’s go fishing!
Don’t forget about our Sunset Cruises and Dolphin Tours! Bookings are available now for those trips as well! Give us a ring! 361-205-9833
Family, Kids, and/or Corporate Trips are all welcome and we do multiple boat parties as well! So come one, come all…let’s go fishing!
And Remember…your not here for a long time, so let’s make it a good time!
Fair Winds and Following Sea!
Capt. Sam Schiwart