February Fishing Report
Love is in the air for February. More than anything, our passion for fishing is strong as we finish out the peak of the winter fishing. Waters are still cold, attracting large schools of fish to come out and play. For your February fishing report, here are the fish you should be looking out for and where you can catch them.
What’s Up, Mack?
During the month, we see excellent King Mackerel fishing in the Gulf. When the water cools down, we can have up to 30 pounds King Mackerel or larger. Often, you will find kings gathering by wrecks, reefs and in deeper waters. While in these areas, keep an eye out for Snappers, Permit, Kingfish, Tuna and more.
Set Sail for Sailfish
There’s still time to catch Sailfish before they start migrating for their spring season! You’ll find these fish in waters as deep as 250 ft. Additionally, you’ll be able to catch Sailfish near reefs by baiting them with live Ballyhoo.
With the varying temperatures, Barracudas are abundant off the flats. You’ll still be able to catch some Tarpon and Bonefish, but these fish have mostly been pushed out of the flats during this time of year. Other flats fishing includes Sharks, Redfish, Cobia and Jacks.
Cruising the Backcountry
There’s plenty of success to be had by taking shrimp and chum out to the backcountry. All it takes is dragging a chum bag behind you for a few minutes and then casting out. During February, you’re likely to pull primarily Spanish Mackerel and Kingfish. Also, be ready to catch Mangrove Snapper, Blue Runners, and Sharks.
Tag Along with The Captain
At Captain Moe’s, we’re still going strong with our winter fishing. If you’re interested in cooler fishing waters yourself, tag along with Captain Moe’s Lucky Fleet. A veteran captain and fisherman of more than 30 years, Captain Moe has traveled across the seas of the world. Get the most experienced fisherman and the most exciting fishing experience by booking a charter with Captain Moe today!