Finding the best fishing spot can be a little tricky. Most of the excellent and/or scenic fishing spots are either too crowded or don’t have great reel action. Thus, you need to do some research to score the best fishing spots in your area.
We’ve compiled a list of underrated spring break fishing destinations that you and your friends can visit this March. Get those rods ready!
Known as the “fishing capital of the world,” Florida is quite simply the best place for some reel action. Schools of “silver kings” can be found cruising its coastlines while bonefish can be found on the coastal grass flats of the Florida Keys.
If you fancy king mackerel, head from south to north as this fish is known to chase schools of baitfish just off the coast. For bold offshore anglers, they’re likely to get enticed with the sailfish that are usually caught with live bait suspended from kites. Some fishers need to go deep since swordfish are found in the depths of Florida.
Fishers can capture Redfish in Louisiana’s waters, not to mention Sheepshead and Largemouth Bass. Flounder is also prominent in the area and can be spotted at flats and drop-offs. Individuals who want to hit the shores of Louisiana or participate in their Big Bass Fishing Rodeo need to have a valid fishing license.
Georgia, particularly Tybee Island, has waters packed with Speckled Trout, Redfish, and Flounder. Fishers can also try their hand at a six-hour trip to the reefs to reel some Black Sea Bass or even hit some Sheepshead and Black Drum.
Anglers who visit Georgia are often seen at Lazaretto Creek Pier, Back River Pier, and Tybee Island Pier. These spots are teeming with Red Snapper and other fish. Before casting your line in these places, you need to secure a fishing license. However, for guided trips, the permit will be provided by the captain.
If you are searching for the best freshwater lakes and world-class gulf fishing, then you need to check out Texas, which offers some of the best inshore fishing where you get to reel in Redfish, Black Drum, Amberjack, and Speckled Trout. These swimmers are commonly found in large marshes and back bays where crabs, baitfish, and newly hatched shrimp are abundant. It’s best to visit during late March because the inshore are probably teeming with these critters. With many fishable spots to choose from, anglers and visitors will never run out of areas to fish.
Mexico has become a famous fishing destination among traveling anglers. The weather, not to mention the impressive reel action, attracts a number of visitors every year.
Visit Mexico, particularly Playa Del Carmen and Riviera Maya, during late March because it’s the best time for reef fishing. It’s the start of the Sailfish season, and you will never run out of Amberjack, Wahoo, Tuna, and Barracuda to catch.
Before anything else, remember that each fishing spot has local fishing laws and licensing requirements. Make sure you’re equipped with the proper permits and licenses - you can usually purchase them online or in stores like Walmart.
How about you? Do you have a favorite fishing destination that you’re going to visit this spring break? Let us know in the comments below.