May Tides-April Fishing Report – The fish are biting!
Spring fishing is in full bloom with sheepshead under the bridges and in the pass, Spanish mackerel in the bays, bull reds in the pass and along the beaches, cobia cruising the near shore waters. In April the trout seem to be moving out of the creeks and creek mouths on to the flats. I have a friend who loves to fish the flats for trout in May because, he says that’s when the big females are on the flats. We hope to find out this May! 😉
Locally, I have seen nice catches of Spanish and sheepshead with quite a few Hibiscus residents having good luck on the water. The Spanish are being caught trolling Christmas tree rigs and the sheepshead are still biting on shrimp rigged on a number 1 or 2 J or circle hook with just enough weight to get it down to where you need it to be. I recommend about 24 inches of 15 lb. to 20 lb. fluorocarbon leader. I have caught lots of redfish on artificials. The go to bait for me has been the soft Paul Brown pink suspend and twitch bait.
Neighbors Gary and Judy Hatcher were able to get down here for a weekend in April. They got out in their boat and caught both spanish mackerel and sheepshead. Way to go guys and thanks for sending us the photos!
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