Welcome to the March fishing forecast for Palm Beach Florida. Expect great offshore fishing this month! Lets talk about some of the fish that will be making a pit stop along the edge of the stream. Black fin Tuna will be hunting in low light conditions. These fish have great eye sight and will swim away from heavy leaders. So, scale down your rigs. Also, Tuna eat live bait! Live sardines or threads will do the job. If you can’t catch any of these smaller baits, check with the local bait guys on VHF channel 68. These guys not only sell gogs, but smaller baits too. Live bait will be the key to catching smoker kings, gaffer Dolphin and racing Wahoos too. Remember to scale down and use a small trace of wire. This time of year fishing in depths of 70 to 150 ft. will allow you to catch all the fish we mentioned, so keep your eye on the sounder. Sailfishing will start to slow down along with spinner sharks, so if you’re looking to catch one before its over, get off the couch and get the boat ready. Kite fishing is always the best bet for sail , but it’s also cool for spinners on the beach. Anchor the boat in a safe spot next to shore and let the kite fly. Spinners love to cruise at the shore line and the kite will get your bait to that special spot on the beach . It’s also an awesome site to see a shark explode on a cut filet hanging from the kite.
Lets not forget that March is a hot time for Sword-fishing . Dolphin Dave says, “Daytime fishing last March produced some monster fish”, fish in the 300 range have been caught from Jupiter to Palm Beach inlet. If you’re planning your first day time Sword trip, do yourself a favor and hire a guide. This will get you going in the right direction and will save you money in the long run. Good luck!
– Capt. Weston Russell