Many pelagic species are returning in April. Spanish Mackerel, Jack Crevale, bluefish, & ladyfish can start to show up as water temps climb and mullet & various baits start to return to North Fla. Waters. Also a good time for a gator trout. Even though numbers of trout over 5lbs (gator) has declined in years past. my logs show over the last 20 years many gators have been taken in April. I like the last of the incoming & first of the out going tide. My anglers focus on points and rips with current flow & bait. I like to through my presentation up current & retrieve it back. Trout face into the current waiting for a meal. Always bring your bait or lure into the face of the fish. Bringing up the rear of the fish normally results in spooking unless in a frenzy. Top waters, lipped divers & bait imitating lures will take there share of fish this month. Area inlets & jetties will be a good place to start. Redfish will continue to be caught in area backcountry tributaries. As water heats up & baits continues to fill our areas, redfish schools will be broken up and be on the move to score some some of the tasty morsels! If you are a jetty fisherman, soaking a blue crab or shrimp could result in an big Black drum. Some fish can run upwards of 50lbs so use tackle to handle them, & release them to keep our stock heathy!! Get out & enjoy the great outdoors, it all go’s to fast!!! 🐟
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