The sheepshead are starting to slow down but they continue to be a targeted species for the first couple weeks of April. Usually when the sheepshead slow down though the pompano make their appearance for their spring run. In the mix of fishing for sheepshead and pompano we have been catching some redfish and mangrove snappers. In the back bay the trout and mangrove snapper are starting to show up and we are still catching redfish and an occasional blackdrum. Majority of the redfish lately on the docks continue to be under slot but there has been plenty of action.
Out in the gulf while trolling we are targeting spanish mackerel along with a few king mackerels starting to be caught. Bottom fishing we are targeting trigger fish, vermilion snappers "aka mingos snappers" and white snappers. The red snappers continue to be plentiful and amberjack have started to show back up with the water warming back up, both species continue to be closed but we are catching them for great photos and release them. Spring time is a unique time for our area to fish because there is such a variety of species to catch.