🎣 Fishing Reports Florida 🐟 Week of 4-20-2020
🎣 White's Tackle 🐟 Fishing Report 🎣 4-20-2020 "Good Morning, We are opened back up to the public with normal operations. Offshore yesterday there was a few reports of some nice dolphin around with a few sailfish mixed in. The bottom fishing was good with a few nice snapper and a few cobia mixed in on the reef in 60 to 80ft. The kingfish bite has slowed down a little but a few nice fish are around. Inshore the trout and red bite has been good to the south around the power lines with soft baits and live shrimp. The snook bite has been good in the inlet on the incoming tide with live bait. There has been a few tarpon around on the beach live mullet will produce the best."
🎣 White's Tackle 🐟 Fishing Report 🎣 4-22-2020 "Good morning everyone, hope everyone is staying safe. Kingfish fishing has been quite good in 80′ of water, mostly on greenies, and the Yellowfin Tuna bite has also been great out at the edge. Dolphin fishing has overall been a bit slow. Snook fishing in Fort Pierce Inlet has been a little tough due to very clear water, live bait is almost a necessity. Fishing in the IRL has remained good, with some solid Snook being caught around the docks and on the flats, and Seatrout catches have been quite good as well , mostly on soft plastics. Surf fishing has been inconsistent for those that can access the beach, but more Snook are starting to show up, and Pompano numbers seem to be dwindling a bit. Have fun out there."
🎣 South Florida Weekly Fishing Report 🐟 April 23, 2020 Palm Beach Post: "In the Jupiter area, along the bridges and other areas with structure, the snook bite has been good. Any live bait from sardines, to mullet to grunts have been working well. There are plenty of keepers as well. Get one before the season closes on June 1."
🎣 Fishing Report Daytona Beach News Journal 🐟 Jacks of all sizes invade local waters "A roundup of the angling action from Matanzas to Haulover to the St. Johns. Thanks to an influx of jacks, reels are spinning in the Daytona Beach area. "SURF, PIERS: Gene Lytwyn at The Fishin’ Hole said surf fishing is still producing good catches of whiting, pompano and bluefish. “The pompano bite has dropped a little, but some are still being caught,” he said. “I’ve seen some big whiting this week.”
🎣 Jacksonville Fishing Report 🐟 Need to get the kids out? Take them fishing "Read about what’s biting offshore and in the St. Johns River in this week’s Jacksonville Fishing Report. Right now might be the best time to go fishing if you’re simply looking to bend a rod. On top of everything else happening in the world, I don’t think many of us could handle getting skunked. If you’re looking for an easy way to wear the kids out, go get some shrimp and fish the edges of the Intracoastal Waterway before and after the low tide. The ditch is full Spanish mackerel, blue fish, jack crevalle and ladyfish. While they may not be the most popular fish for the table — Spanish mackerel ought to be — they fight hard and are easy to catch. You also stand a decent chance of catching redfish, trout and flounder."
🐟 UF survey assesses coronavirus effect on marine businesses, aims to help industries TCPalm
"A Fort Pierce commercial fishing wholesaler has begun selling freshly caught seafood directly from its boats, docked on the northwest side of the North Causeway.
Walk-up customers can buy fresh snapper, swordfish and yellowfin tuna at discounted rates as long as supplies last each day. It's how Day Boat Seafood LLC is adjusting to a drop in demand caused by closed restaurants and fewer dinners being sold by those that remain open for takeout or delivery, said managing partner Scott Taylor."
🎣 April 24 fishing report from Byron Stout 🐟 About social distancing: Snook do just the opposite in spring, ganging up and eating everything they see (the proverbial see-food diet) "Warming waters also have heated up appetites in tarpon, redfish, African pompano, cobia, and bluegills. From pond banks to deep wrecks, the bite is on."
🎣 ST AUGUSTINE FISHING REPORT 🐟 Kingfish, mahi on their way "The Atlantic
Probably because of the one-two punch of good seas and Corona virus boredom, lots of boats have been outside the inlet over the past week. Some have run to the other side of the Gulf Stream in search of blackfin tuna. And you might reasonably expect to say clear of the virus 70 miles east of the inlet. Most all the boats had double-digit catches and these were 22- to 25- pound fish. One boat iced down 20. The dolphin, or mahi as restaurants prefer, should be here by now, but are not. There were a few reports of a few caught inside the ledge, along with scattered wahoo."
🎣 FLORIDA TODAY fishing report Ed Killer 🐟 Yellowfin tuna, Snapper, Black Drum, and Speckled Trout are Biting "Late April is a great time to go fishing on the Space Coast. When Seas allow, there are barrel-sized Yellowfin tuna to be caught. Dolphin and Wahoo are running the current edges of the Gulf Stream closer to land. Snapper fishing is picking up on the reefs. Inshore, the speckled trout begin to fatten up for the spawn ahead. Snook fishing is still very good and tripletail start coming close to the buoys and inshore."
🎣 Juno Bait Fishing Report 🐟 Weekend Fishing Outlook (4/24-4/26/2020) "SURF/PIER- The Juno Beach Pier remains closed, with no timeline for reopening at the moment. With beach access cut down to basically nothing, surf reports remain very slim. Conditions look right for the pompano to be along the beach the past few days. Spring/summer bait is slowing up along the beach. Hearing some reports of tarpon and jacks moving along the beach."
🎣 FLORIDA TODAY fishing report video 🐟 Tuna, trout and drum are prime targets. Fishing is good so let's get out and get some tuna, snapper, speckled trout and drum
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