Spring has arrived in the South, and for saltwater anglers that means it’s time to go after speckled trout. Red drum have been providing non-stop action all winter for many fishing guides and their clients, but in April an angler’s thoughts turn to the emerging trout bite the way a baseball player’s thoughts turn to home runs.
When the spring warms the coastal waters of the south, anglers set their sights on bluefish, a powerful and aggressive species that deserves every bit of its bad reputation. Bluefish seem to be an angry fish, chomping on anything in their path and bullying their way through surf and waterways.
Sea mullet start hitting in the spring along the southern coast and are one of the most popular targets for anglers fishing off of ocean piers and in the surf. People are often confused about when and where sea mullet are biting because they have so many different regional names that it is difficult to talk about them without getting mixed up.