- Published: Tuesday, 12 April 2016 16:11
The water is warming up and bait is beginning to show up. Really good bite on amberjack but you have to get some distance between yourself and shore in order to find keeper size fish, new reg's of 34 inch to the fork makes it harder to find one you can put in the box. Lots of trigger fish around too, similar story on size, new reg's of 14" fork measurement makes finding a keeper a little more difficult but not impossible. Red grouper, vermillion snapper, black snapper, white snapper and a few scamp can be found on the bottom. Cobia, one of our favorite species is starting to be found both inshore and off. Bonita, black fin tuna, and king mackerel are also being reported. It is pretty much game on out there, we just need a few more warm sunny days with south winds and we'll be there.
Surf and Beach
It is improving here too, pompano, lots of Spanish, good numbers of redfish and throw some bluefish, sheep head and a couple flounder in for good measure.
We are still dealing with the tannin stained waters from all of the recent rains, but sheep head, Spanish and redfish don't seem to mind. Really good bite all three, the pass is on fire. Other spots like the two bigger bridges for reds and sheepies, and you can work the shipping channels for Spanish. Up in shallower waters we are finding redfish, a few trout and if not too shallow Spanish.