The start of the 2023 year has been amazing. With the north jetty at Sebastian Inlet still being closed, we have been spoiled with some amazing fishing out there. The full moon in January usually always brings in the black drum. The drum bite has been off the chain. Live shrimp has been the ticket for these drummers. Being able to get up close to the jetty without tangling up in the land fishermen's lines has been awesome. We've been able to land tons of keeper black drum along with some big sheepshead and a number of snook. Lately the flounder bite has started to get pretty good using live finger mullet or live shrimp. We've also had some great fights landing some smaller Goliath grouper ranging 40 to 80lbs. Bluefish are showing up as well along with spinner and blacktip sharks along the beach.
Bowfishing trips have also been successful. We're still finding a bunch of big tilapia out in the Three Forks Marsh. The cold fronts kind of hurt us a bit. When the water gets chilly these fish like to go to deeper water to stay warm. The night trips seem to be a little more productive and easier to find the fish with the lights. We've added a new addition to the arsenal adding in a couple Viking Kingfish Crossbows. These crossbows are very easy to operate. This will help out the ladies and youngsters that aren't able to pull back the compound bows. We are also working on doing some bass fishing trips in the near future.