Welcome to the Coastal Angler fishing forecast for April. Expect great Dolphin fishing for the month of April. This migratory fish will be heading north for the summer and you should be out there heading them off. April dolphins will be in the 20lb class range, and hungry to eat anything that will fit in there mouth. Live bait will work wonders but trolling will catch them too. When your on the fish be on the look out for Followers. There could be a 50lb fish swimming just feet from the boat. Good luck.
Another drag screaming fish visiting this month will be the mighty Kingfish. These toothy critters will cut through mono like butter. You have to use wire leaders if your looking to land one. Light wire will get you more bites but Heavier wire would be the best. Want to catch a 40lb plus monster? Use a live blue runner with a trailer hook. Remember big fish eat big baits. The reefs off Juno ledge will hold the big ones, so head south out of Palm Beach inlet. #fishdip
If your a bottom bouncer. There will be Fat Mutton’s under the Kingfish schools. Use long leaders and a good chuck of cut bait. Bonito strip will do the trick. Let the line out far and wait for the taps.. 1-2-3.. Set the hook! Big mutton’s are big for a reason, they have great eyesight and will pass up a cut bait if it’s not Presented correctly. Tight lines!
So I gave you a few tips for April. All you have to do is get off the couch and go get them!
– Capt. Weston Russell