Inshore: In the Indian River Lagoon Trout and Redfish have been very plentiful around most of the spoil islands and sunny shore lines. Snook are still closed until September if you catch one take care of them; try to leave them in the water and not to handle to much. As the weather continues to improve so will the fishing.
Trout and Reds cannot resist small gold spoons, jerk baits or top water plugs.
Offshore: From the beaches and out a few miles Pompano, Jack Crevalle, Spanish Mackerel and King Mackerel should be roaming the shorelines looking for pods of bait-fish. Top water plugs, Silver spoons and diving plugs are great choices for all of these game fish. Just remember to match the hatch. If you see glass minnows throw a plug that is the same size or looks something like a glass minnow.
Feather offshore May 1st Grouper reopens the 60 foot reefs should be a good place to start.Live pin-fish or live pig-fish should be your best bet, But don't forget Squid and cigar minnows will work just fine. Also May is prime time for Dolphin; look for color changes, rips and weed lines trolling Ballyhoo skirted and naked. Flying fish and birds are good signs that fish are feeding under them so keep a close look out.
The SISA Spring Fling Tournament has been moved to May 14th 2011. Hosted by Capt Hiram's Resort 1606 North Indian River Drive Here's your chance to get into the action and take part in this Tournament and cash in. Tournament Entry Fee $175.00
Single Heaviest Dolphin, Wahoo, Kingfish and Cobia $1500.00
Plus Top Boat $1000.00
For more information go to www.fishsisa.com
Also May 14th FLFA Inshore Tournament Hosted by Capt Hiram's Resort on Bimini Beach. The Florida Flats Fishing Association Is an Inshore Tournament series for Redfish and Trout. Here's your chance at more cash and prizes. For more information go to www.myflfa.com
For all you boat owners we have dockage and rooms available. For you non-boat owners, we have fishing charters, boat rentals and hotel packages available for your inshore and offshore Fishing Adventure's.
That's all for now.... Capt Michael Barkley