BWO Fishing Report 2-19-2024
BWO Fishing Report 2-19-2024

Inshore fishing has been pretty much a carbon copy of last week with black drum and sheep head around structure. Keeper redfish are starting to pick up along with flounder live shrimp have been the bait of choice.

 Even though most of our offshore fish are out of season, there are still fish out there that can go in the fish box! One of these is Vermillion Snapper, also called Beeliners. These smaller snapper are delicious, are never out of season, only have to be 10" and have a 10 per person limit.  Target them on reefs in the 80+ depth range using a 40lb double drop rig with light wire 2/0-3/0 circle hooks baited with frozen shrimp or squid. Their mouths can easily tear on the way up if pulled too hard, so a medium offshore rod with the lightest weight possible will boat the most fish. Be sure to follow Dave Mason's Youtube Channel Forgotten Coast Fishing.

The rivers have been on the rise so if you go be careful, you might want to check out some lakes or ponds for better results.

Until next week. Good luck and tight lines.

Tom Gannaway

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