Surf fishing trips were definitely worthwhile last week. Many people spoke of bringing in some nice Pompano and even some Redfish were found in the mix. There are a lot of Ladyfish, Spanish and Bluefish along the beach too so leader up accordingly or just be prepared to lose some tackle.
Small Black tip sharks are coming through in knee deep water and can be fun on light tackle, catch a Ladyfish or hard tail and you are just about guaranteed a run for your money.
From the News Herald
Lake Wimico is hot with bass fishermen. Bass tournaments lately have been producing large stringers. The shellcrackers should be bedding on the full moon of April, and if they didn’t on the last full moon of March. Lake Wimico also has been on fire with bream catches. Most anglers are using worms and spinner baits. Bream are biting on worms and crickets and they are everywhere.
St. Joe Bay is coming back to life. Good flounder reports have been coming from Black’s Island and around the bomb holes. Surf fishing is producing nice whiting and all you want to catch. Spanish mackerel are at the Eagle Harbor area and out in the open water and along the Gulf side of Cape San Blas also. Use mackerel trees or Got-cha plugs, available at the Scallop Cove Bait and Tackle shop, trolled behind spoons to improve your chances. No cobia have yet been weighed in Gulf County, but are expected this week.
Fishermen from boats are reporting a few cobias being caught. It’s still a little early but the month of April should be hot for not only cobia but pompano as well.