April Means Fishing!

2006-04-08 11:10:03
Apalachicola, Florida - Saltwater Fishing Report

The spring fishing season is upon us and we are all like kids in a candy store. This is the month for fishing! The excitement is in the air (or should I say in the water) and we can hardly wait to go fishing everyday just as our grandfathers did before us.

InshoreÖ. Early April fishing has been on and off. One day the fish are taking the rod from you, the very next day slow to bite. The Apalachicola and Port St. Joe bays are swimming with bait, so it wonít be long before the fishing will be RED HOT and more consistent catches reported. The terrible news is that the catfish are back in full swing now too because of the recent rise in water temperatures and influx of bait fish. The water temperatures are around 70 degrees which makes our target fish, both in the deep holes and along the flats, (itís been changing daily). The great news, the triple tails are here already!

Anyone that was fortunate enough to fish with us in the past when the spring fishing was "on" (as in FISH ON); knows exactly what we are talking about. Get ready guys, Itís fixing to get Very Fishy around here! P. S. this time last year some days we were boating up to 50-60 reds in a day, so you know its getting about that time again.

Offshore.... We have been offshore fishing several times in the past month and in general the fishing has been excellent in action, but hard to get away from the red snapper. Red Snapper season opens for state waters April 15th and Federal waters April 22nd. We are anxiously awaiting the opening of the red snapper season and pray that they (snapper) havenít been reading the news of their impending fate. Now for grouper, triggerfish and rest of those bottom dwellers we so love to catch, itís been pretty good too. Grouper when youíre able to get your bait through the wall of red snapper to the bottom have been biting well.

Apparently who ever came up with the idea that red snapper were a threatened species, hasnít been offshore fishing in the Florida Panhandle in a while

Snapper season opens in state waters on April 15th and several of my boats are already booked for the week following that. I have a few boats still open and ready to go, so call early to insure that you will be in on the first few days of snapper season opening or our wonderful inshore fishing for speckled trout, spanish mackerel, redfish, tripletail and a never ending list of fish species entering our bay waters daily.

We have had a boat load of calls for snapper season opening as well as people checking available dates during their scheduled vacation time, but we are not completely booked as of yet. That has a tendency to change as the word gets out about our excellent fishing during this time of year. Donít be the one setting on the dock waiting for a boat to come in or franticly calling around looking for just any captain on a days notice. Make your fishing arrangements early to insure you will have your preferred captain available to you during your vacation.

If youíre looking for experienced, friendly, native guides give us a call 850-653-2622 or drop us an email at info@BookMeACharter.com

Weíd love to take you fishing in our back yard!

Fish Species: Redfish, Dolphin, Snapper, Tarpon
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About The Author: Captain Sandra Allen

Company: Book Me A Charter

Area Reporting: St. George Island - Apalachicola

Bio: Our goal at Book Me A Charter is to provide the best Inshore and Offshore Fishing, Oystering and Tour guide services in the area. Our captains are experienced in the waters of the Apalachicola Area including the Gulf of Mexico.

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