by Captain Charlie Conner
Spring arrives on the Treasure Coast in April! Mild temperatures and windy days will be the norm this month. This month will be fun and exciting with lots of species to target. Water temperatures will be in the 70’s. It has been a mild winter and I am always excited to welcome Spring back again. Have fun and enjoy the fishing!
The grass flats will be active with trout and redfish. I love using a DOA Deadly Combo in April to locate the fish. There will also be pompano cruising the deeper flats. Doc’s Goofy Jigs are great pompano lures when they are in the river. Mackerel, bluefish and jacks will be plentiful around the inlets and channels this month. Small shiny lures will find you some action. April will bring lots of opportunities to the area.
Snook fishing will continue to be good around inlets, bridges and sea walls. You have a good chance at catching a slot fish. DOA Bait Busters, feather jigs, live pilchards or pinfish are all excellent choices for snook fishing. There are many great areas to fish so plan on getting some fishing in this month.
The warmer water this year has progressed things earlier than normal, but there are still plenty of fish to be caught. Bridges will continue to hold sheepshead, jacks, bluefish and some black drum. The sheepshead was in early and many have already left the river. Docks will hold the same fish and an excellent chance at hooking up with a redfish. The surf will hold whiting, pompano and a host of other fish feeding on the bait schools along the beaches. Expect lots of action all around the area and enjoy fishing in April.
As always, remember, fishing is not just another hobby.... it’s an ADVENTURE!!
Good Fishing and Be Safe,
Captain Charlie Conner