Michigan angler Steve Johnson was fishing a live shrimp on a pink jig head at the MAY Reef when this whopper black drum took note. Capt. Matt DeAngelis is doing the heavy lifting.
Maybe it was the super moon. Maybe the record warm days. For whatever reasons, fishin’s gotten good.
Sheepshead have been at their winter peak, especially in Estero Bay.
Snook and redfish catches and releases picked up for inshore anglers.
No. 2: Offshore for red grouper and mixed snappers.
No. 3: Matlacha Pass Bridge for sheepshead.
No. 4: Sheepshead and baby tarpon in the Ding Darling refuge.
No. 5: Caloosahatchee flats for snook.
No. 6: Estero Bay for sheepshead and maybe a pompano.
No. 7: Lake Trafford for crappie.
No. 2: Rim Canal for crappie.
No. 3: South Bay for bass.