Fishing Report For Mar 4 to Mar 11, 2013

By Ed Snyder/Outdoors

Summary: Back to back cold fronts with up and down water temps controlling the bite.  Good reports on specks and reds when up but no reports when down.  Plenty of drum and sheeps head keeping anglers busy.

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Speckled Trout:
When weather and water conditions allow a few large specks to 8lbs are hitting soft plastics.  (Limits, 15 inch minimum for 10 trout per day with only one 25 inch trout per day allowed as part of your daily limit).

Redfish (Red Drum):
Hit or miss redfish action for reds to 28 inches.  (Limits, 20 inches minimum to 28 inch maximum for 3 reds per day. One over 28 inch red allowed when tagged and as a part of your 3 fish limit).

Black Drum: 
Good drum action with plenty of keeper-eater slot drum coming in.  (14 inch minimum to 30 inch maximum for 5 fish per day with one OVER 52 inches allowed when a part of your daily limit).

Steady flounder on bay side bulkheads with finger mullet mud minnows and gulp being the best baits. Catches of one keeper out of five throwbacks the normal.  (14 inch minimum for 5 fish per day).

Sheeps head:
Good sheeps head action on live shrimp with many 20 inch fish hitting. (15 inch minimum for 5 fish per day).

Gafftop Catfish:
No Report as yet. (14 inch minimum for no limit creel).

Slow but when the whiting bite is on anglers catching large bull whiting. (No Limit)

No Report (No Limit).

Blue Claw Crab: 
A few good Blue Claw coming in for those crab boils.  (5 inches between points with females with eggs allowed).

Stone Crabs:
Stones gathering up on the rocks in the eddys.  (Limit, only right claw may be kept when 2 1/2 inches above first nuckle).

This report sponsored by Miss Nancy’s Bait Camp, Crystal Beach Local News and Stingaree Bait Camp.

Special Note:

Stingaree Bait Camp is now open on Sat/Sun weekends from 6am to 4pm.

Miss Nancy’s Bait Camp is Open Fri-Sat-Sun- at 6am to 6pm.



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