April fishing is on fire! We have a wide variety of game fish to target right now. Cobia are here prowling the flats and nearshore wrecks. When targeting cobia on the flats, look for sting rays in two to six foot depth. Cobia like to hang around the rays and feed on small bait fish.
On the nearshore wrecks anchor up current and put a chin bag out the back of the boat. I also recommend to chum with live green backs to get the cobia in a feeding frenzy. A stout rod and reel are recommended for big cobia. I like a seven-foot heavy action rod with a fast tip and a 50 to 69 size reel with 30 pound power pro braided line. Cobia recreational regulations allow two fish per boat at 33 inches fork length.
Red fish and snook are holding in the same areas together around mangroves and oyster bars. Live green backs are my go-to live bait. Fish the moving tide for best action.
Trout are on the grass flats and lime rock bottoms. Live bait under a float is a great method. A soft plastic little Jon rigged with a 1/8 ounce jig head is very productive as well.
Soon we will see the silver king showing up. Tarpon will make their migration north along the crystal-clear waters of the Adventure Coast in the near future.