Fishing Report 4/16/2024
OFFSHORE: Vermillion Snapper and Triggerfish have been good on squid, start at 80 foot mark and work out from there. Wahoo are starting to show up around the Weather buoy Scamp and Grouper have been picking up in Waters over 80 feet. Live bait like cigar minnows and pinfish top the list. Amberjack season opens May 1, so don't forget to stop in Bluewater Outriggers and stock up on all your tackle needs before heading offshore.
INSHORE: Redfish have been excellent using Carolina Rigs and live bait. Slot fish around the docks seem to be the key. Mackerel are turning on. Try trolling Gotcha Lures, as well as straw, rigs and spoons. Pompano and Whiting will keep you busy using sand fleas, and or fish bites. Trout have been plentiful using top water baits at first and last light. The Rapala Skitter Walk and Mirrolure Top Dogs have been great choices. Shark fishing has been good on the beaches with cut bait such as Bonita doing the trick.                
FRESHWATER: Bass fishing as well as Shell Cracker we're good before the rain hit. The rivers are on the rise so watch for floating debris. Lakes and pond should be good this week with shell crackers biting worms and crickets. Bass should be chewing up the plastic worms and lizards. The best colors to try are green, pumpkin, or watermelon red using a Carolina Rig. Until next week. Good luck and tight lines. Don't forget to wear those lifejackets. Tom Gannaway - BlueWater Outriggers

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