April fishing is really starting to heat up with the warmer weather and finally the wind calming down. Mackerel along the beaches and buoys have really turned on and the larger fish are showing up. Continue to slow troll your Mackerel rigs and also use these along the sea walls for you anglers fishing from shore. Cobia will start to show along the beaches as well so keep a Cobia rod ready and rigged for sight fishing. Also, keep an eye out as your trolling for Mackerel for Cobia out around the outer sand bar.
Redfish are starting to move back in the St. Joe Bay and should be fished around the bridge (Canal) and the deeper holes, live bait is best but they will take a well fished soft bait like D.O.A or Saltwater Assassin with a paddle tail.
Lets talk about Pompano, they are here and will continue to grow in numbers as the water heats up. They are running as a rule between the sand bars and will show up in deeper holes in the bay as well. Fish with standard Pomp jigs in pink, yellow or orange. Also the Fishbites Sand Flea flavor is a great bait for Pompano.
Keep your reports coming to us and sends your pics as well. Until next week, Happy Fishing !