Port St. Joe to Keaton Beach
Includes Apalachicola, St. George Island, Carabelle, St. Marks and Keaton Beach
April 2 – 4
This week it was a sheepshead and Spanish mackerel show. The sheepshead have moved out onto the shallow shoals and the Spanish mackerel have started moving in with the water temperature upward now of 70 degrees. Sheepshead are taking live shrimp along with small jigs. Spanish mackerel are attacking shiny spoons and mackerel trees. My favorite lure for Spanish macks is a Coho Killer made by Silver Horde and Gold Star lures.
Flounder fishing has been good nearshore and in the canals, especially around Mexico beach. Don’t forget the new size restriction on flounder. Flounder seemed to love a soft jig.
Offshore continues to be productive but not real hot. Triggerfish and vermilion snapper are the species of choice as we move closer April. Cobia are starting to show along with the Spanish mackerel. Never leave the dock without a cobia jig ready to go, especially this time of year. As many of you know the federal red snapper season for charters has been set, June 1 through August 3. We currently have plenty of openings available.
Check out our website at kcsportfishing.com this week to see some of our new rods for inshore fishing from Batson Enterprises and RainShadow Rods.