Kayak Fishing Report and Forecast: April 2017

Nice tripletail by yours truly. PHOTO CREDIT: Brian Nelli.


Glass minnows have showed up in good numbers and our weak spring mullet run will be right around corner. Artificial baits like D.O.A. C.A.L. Shad Tails, jerk bait and TerrorEyz will work well around the mangroves, docks and bridges. April also brings tripletail into our river system. Look to target crab trap buoys and channel markers with live shrimp to bring in these tasty fish.


April is the best month of the year! Tuna and mahi should be in full force.  Trolling Sealime Lures should pick up both species as well as other pelagics. Vertical jigging 230-350 feet will also produce blackfin tuna and bonito.  The fishing grounds off our coast are anywhere from 1-to-3 miles. Look to work the normal 90-to-200 foot depths.  Finally, don’t forget about the cobia. Bouncing the reef will put you in line for one of these tasty fish.

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FORECAST BY:  Brian Nelli
Pushin’ Water Kayak Charters
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