Saturday, April 9, 2011

From Mike @ Native Tackle Supply-Sebastian


Pompano, Whiting, Spanish Mackeral, and Bluefish have all been on the beaches with the Pompano and Whiting bite being the best using clams or shrimp.  Windy conditions the past few days that have made the surf fishing a little difficult have finally calmed down and this weekend looks to bring ideal conditions and light SE winds.  Clams, Shrimp, and Doc's Goofy Jigs have been the best best with a lot of guys coming in and buying Fish Bites E-Z baits in either clam or shrimp to tip their jigs and hooks with. 

Another week of a steady Pompano bite with nice sized fish in good numbers being brought over the rails at the jetty.  Best bet is clams or Doc's Goofy Jigs.  Bluefish, Black Drum, Sheepshead, and Spanish Mackeral have also been a steady.  At night it has been all about the slob Redfish and Snook.  Use 1-1/2 oz to 2 oz buck tail jigs for the snook and live select shrimp or pins for the Reds.  This is a great time of year to fish the inlet day and night for a large variety of species.

 The Seatrout bite continues to be red hot with trout holding on just about any grass flat in the river.  Either artificials or live bait will produce a nice catch with many fish over 18".  One of our favorite artificials is the DOA CAL shad in Red / Gold Glitter #408.  Your best live bait option remains a live shrimp under a popping float.  The warmer water temps have also brought some good snook action at the usual places, docks and mangroves.  This is also the time of year that the Tarpon fishing will start up back in the Sebastian River.  Looks for rolling fish at first light and throw your favorite top water or subsurface lure. 

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