Spring is in the air!

As March comes to an end and April approaches the excitement of spring fishing is on everyone’s mind. We’ve had a less than pleasant winter with conditions more seasonal and not as pleasant as last winter so, generally I think most fishermen are especially ready for warmer weather and spring migrations/patterns.

Black seabass

April is the month we typically get good numbers of Atlantic bonito, false albacore, large gray trout, black seabass, old drum, the occasional blackfin tuna and more nearshore. Most of the trips we run are 1/2 or 3/4 day trips and don’t require as much riding (travel time) and normally are just a few miles off the beach.

Ocean fishing Old drum with artificials

Inshore in April can produce good numbers of slot redfish, speckled trout, black drum/sheepshead but, is sometimes a little unpredictable because of the potential for unstable weather patterns.

Inshore Speckled trout

Offshore with the right weather conditions trolling can produce wahoo, blackfin tuna, king mackerel, mahi and even an occasional billfish. It’s also possible to jig blackfin tuna and king mackerel if we’re lucky enough to find the right conditions. Bottom fishing is limited to mostly black seabass, grunts, vermilion snapper and trigger fish until May 1st when shallow water grouper season opens.

Ocean gray trout

***May is the month for Cobia and Gag grouper ***

+++Gag and black grouper season this year is much shorter then normal. +++

Atlantic Bonito caught on a casting jig

May1-June 15

The other shallow water grouper are open for the regular duration May-December 31 this does exclude scamp and yellow mouth which are moving out of the shallow water complex to their own management (I’m unsure of the exact season as of now)

Cobia caught site fishing

Book your trips today, we have plenty of openings but, the days are filling up fast!

Gag grouper

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