April - 12-13 & 16-17 were four good days of inshore near shore fishing here in Paradise with one of Pensacola’s most sought after and experienced guide services Full Net Fishing Charters and Captain Eddie Woodall.
The Speckled Trout bite is getting better every day. By looking at the roe in the ones that I cleaned yesterday, I’m guessing that their first spawn is not far away. (Maybe two weeks) I’m still getting most of my better fish on live shrimp; artificial baits are catching fish on top water and sub-surface jerk minnows.
Lots of Slot Red Fish are all over Santa Rosa Sound from Gulf Breeze to Navarre. Grass flats and docks will produce fish, gold spoons on the flats and shrimp around the docks.
Some of the biggest Spanish that I’ve seen in a long while are here right now. I’ve been catching these fish in the five to seven pound range very consistently. Put a seven pound Spanish on the end of a 10 pound test spinning outfit and you got yourself a hand full!!
Bull Reds and Crevalle Jacks are plentiful on the beach. Cast jigs to the Red Fish and big top water Chug Plugs to the Jacks.
Pompano are plentiful - there are as many being caught right now as I’ve seen in a while. All this big south wind over the last five days has really stacked them up close to the beach.
I have 5 of the last 11 days of April still open. If ya want to get in on the action, give me a call!
Thanks for reading my reports and have a blessed day