With the sweet smell of orange blossoms in the air and local song birds singing at dark thirty in the morning with the time change I believe winter is behind us. We may still experience some cool conditions but cold days are daydreams later this year. The trout bite remains the bread and butter of the Nature Coast any moving tide in shallow water has been the best bite, poling the boat and specifically targeting limestone ribbon rock will get the bite. The near shore rocks are holding good numbers of spanish mackerel on free lined lived shrimp. Offshore Capt. Chris Wilkins has been getting amber jack out at sixty feet on top water plugs. The catch and release grouper bite is better than the amber jack crashing the surface at sixty feet. Other good catches has been good size mangrove snapper, hog fish, sheepshead and big grunts. Live shrimp has been best for the snapper, sheepshead and hogfish. High incoming tide will be in the morning this weekend.