April is time for your Spring fling fishing adventures.
If you want action it’s time to get out on our beautiful Venice to Boca Grande waters. Our Spanish and king mackerel are passing by on their northern migration. Sharks, barracuda, cobia, and many other species all follow the schools of baitfish along our Gulf Beaches. Snapper and grouper are offshore, also snook and trout are available inside this month. This is prime time and some tarpon will be around any day too.
Waters are warming and Sprig is here the impressive fish migration is underway now. Spanish mackerel are abundant around the passes and into the Gulf waters. The larger king mackerel are already visiting and will just improve this month. All their buddies; like sharks, cudas, cobia and even permit are due to cruise in with them. Look for bird activity and surface striking fish activity. All sizes of sharks and various varieties are here now.
Snook are in and as waters reach into the 80s expect them to turn on. We have a lot of undersized fish and some big ones expect to work for slot snook. Live minnows are your best bet but lures do produce fish also. Trout are the best bet for dinner inside. They are active and spawning now so you can find schools of hungry fish. Soft plastics under a popping cork are the easy way to cover water to locate hungry fish. Some mackerel and other species are available to entertain the kids too.
It is comfortable for us now and fish are active. Silver kings/tarpon have already teased us and I expect some to drop in for Easter. It’s a busy time so reservations are recommended for accommodations and fishing charters. Don’t miss this we will have good action for the next few months but this is Spring fishing at its best. Captain Van Hubbard <www.captvan.com>
What are you waiting for; it won’t last, pack your bags and call now. Let’s go fishin’ soon. Captain Van Hubbard