Good Morning! Snook, trout, and redfish have been the talk around the shop the last couple days, and it is definitely the time for them to start biting. The snook have been caught more on live bait recently, however the waters warm enough for them to bite a big topwater early in the morning. Topwaters like an Excalibur Super Spook, or a MirrOlure He Dog or Top Dog will give you the big profile the snook are looking for. The same holds true for the big Trout that show up to feed this time of year. They also like to eat large jerk bait in the 5.5"- 6" range. As for the redfish they have been eating all the same old baits. Copper spoons, Berkley Gulp, and Exude Darts are the top three baits for the spring redfish although there are many other baits that work just as well.
The offshore fishing has been a little hit and miss. Several boats on Monday had poor fishing following a report of several boats catching dolphin. The boats Monday reported to me that the water had no sort of change from 60′-200’, meaning it was the same body of water with no change in current or temperature. There were weeds everywhere and made it nearly impossible to troll a ballyhoo. Hopefully we get a little southeast wind over the next few days and we will have great conditions for the weekend.
Have a great day!