April 13, 2014
INSHORE - Look for the inshore fishing to improve this month as
the water temps warm up. The snook action around the Ft. Pierce
Inlet and at the area's bridges should be red hot for anglers using
live baits fished on a 5/0 live bait hook and enough lead to hold
the bottom. The redfish bite should also be good at places like
Jack Island, Round Island and around Harbor Branch. Try a live
shrimp or a small crab fished under a popping cork on a 20# fluorocarbon
leader and a #2 circle hook. Look for plenty of big trout on the
flats during the early morning and late afternoon. Your bait of
choice will be a live pilchard either free lined or fished under
a popping cork. Around the full moon don't forget the snapper bite
should be on. Try the channel edges both to the north and south
in the Intercoastal. Fish a live shrimp or small white baits on
the bottom. I like a #2 hook, a 1/2 to 1oz. weight and about 2
feet of fluorocarbon leader. Don't forget the red bead between
the weight and the swivel. On the beach try your luck on the pompano
and whiting with shrimp, clams or sand fleas.
OFFSHORE - The dolphin are here but it seems like you have to
be in the right place at the right time to get them. We have had
some 25 pounders come into the docks and a lot of 15 pounders.
They have been using ballyhoo or live baits. Try 120 to 200 feet
of water. There has been a good cobia bite in 40 to 60 feet of
water. Have a rod ready with a Cobia Slayer from Gulfstream Lures
and you should do good. The kings have been in about 40 feet of
water and taking live baits. Most if the fish were between 15 to
25 pounds. The Boils has been producing some nice fish - black
drum, snapper, over the sot snook and others. Live baits have worked
the best. Along the beaches there has been bluefish, spanish and
tons of jacks. Anything shinny will get these fish.
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Until next week, keep fishing.
Capt. Joe Ward
Inshore Fishing Guide
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