So far the month of April is off to a great start. The challenge for many trips the past month has been the relentless wind. Fortunately, I have had some great anglers on the bow of the boat capitalize on many quality fish that are still chewing despite the less than ideal conditions. Tarpon fishing kicked off with bang at the end of March but has taken a short term hiatus as we await the calm conditions in the gulf and the subsequent clean water. The rest of April appears promising as the Tarpon fishing will only heat up more and more from here on.
Backwater fishing for snook and redfish is heating up as well. The majority of these fish have all moved out front making it much easier to target them along bays and shorelines that litter the Ten Thousand Islands. Many overslot 'snuke' as we like to call them, have been brought in and released to fight another day. Redfish although a bit more spotty, have been chewing along the broken, rocky shorelines in many of the dead end bays south of Marco.
For the fly enthusiast, remarkable sight fishing opportunities in the backcountry for redfish still exist along with first class snookin showing forth along the beaches. Pompano and trout are also staged on the sandy shorelines happy to take a variety of feathers on the long rod.
It's no secret that April and May provide some of the best inshore opportunities of the year for the Silver King and snook. Book a trip today to secure your desired date and make some memories that last a life time here in Southwest Florida!
Until next time.. Make that cast.
Capt. Mitch Wozniak