April has been a super month with good catches of seatrout, snook and redfish.
Northern winds shallowed out some of the backcountry but when we were able to get there the fishing was super. Night snook fishing was exellent even with some very cold and windy nights.
Early morning grass flats produced some prodigious trout and snook, with a 35" snook caught on a jigged on a 1/8 oz head with a Z-man jerk bait.
Tarpon are showing at present but we still wait for the main migration to arrive. There are a few fish in Boca Grande pass but there are more fishing boats than fish right now. The entire southwest coast goes a little crazy when a few pre-migration fish show up... The "Pass" becomes a ticket worthy show! Some tarpon are south of Boca Grande, some are north in Charlotte Harbor.... The main migration generally shows around Cinco De Mayo and what a sight it is if you are fortunate enough to see it....The pass turns "Silver" as fish flood into the pass to rest and recuperate from their journey.
We are also catching Mackerel, Jacks and Pompano on fly throughout the day, Water temp today was 76, about average for this time of year.
Fishing will only get better through July with lots of 100lb tarpon to be caught.
I have a few days open for Tarpon in July if interested.
Remember to just have fun and soak in the beauty of the surroundings when you are on the water.....a lost of people miss it..... catching a few fish is also exciting though!
Best of Luck,
Capt. Al White
Captains for Cleanwater
BTT endorsed captain
Captain to Redbone Tournament fly division winner