Warmer weather almost always results in more fishing reports and that was the case last weekend.
Patricio Arteaga and Dean Silvers fished along the Intracoastal Waterway near West Bay on Friday afternoon and found some excellent action along the spoil banks and other structure.
A number of reds and sheepshead were caught, with the anglers retaining three slot reds and a large sheepshead for a fish fry that evening. Fog delayed the guys from getting out; however, once the fog lifted, the action began.
Silvers said they will continue fishing the Intracoastal Waterway area until the weather warms up a bit.
One of the more dependable spots for fishing this time of year is the surf when it is not choppy. Whiting are usually there and some nice-sized ones at that. Up until last weekend we have not had many reports from the surf and most likely the reason being the water has not been fishable.
Sunday, we received a typical winter time whiting report and that came from Mark McDavid, one of the more experienced surf fishermen in our area.
McDavid, along with his son Jason and wife Ginny, fished the west end surf early Sunday and returned with a cooler full of nice-sized whiting. The action came from between the second and third sandbars. Young Jason graduated to a spinning rod and reel and landed a 15-inch whiting.
A reader called in after reading about the black drum tournaments next month and asked if it is OK to enter both and have a fish caught during the Turning Point Tournament count in the Rusty Hook Tournament?
A note to Gerald Weyant, an official with the Rusty Hook event, asked that question and the response was that it should be OK as long as all of the rules are followed.