Sometimes you have to make the most of it, and this month’s new moon was one of those times. In my last report, I mentioned the challenges of the spring transition. When you couple those with a new moon, plan on working hard for your fish.

These conditions should lead to solid fishing in the next couple weeks, but it has recently been pretty random as the fish have been difficult to pattern. This transition period requires patience and persistence. What works one day, may not work the next; so be ready to expect the unexpected.

We had some success (albeit inconsistent) by beating the sunrise and varying locations. We were limited on where we could fish because of high winds over the past week. There was one day where we were rewarded with a catch in the double digits, and we actually got on a decent trout bite!

We’re all looking forward to the rest of April. It was a strong month last year, and it didn’t matter what time of day we fished. Hopefully the weather will become more cooperative with calmer winds. The fish will find their pattern again, and it will become more consistent.

Spanish mackerel and false albacore will offer another option when we are able to make it to some of the nearshore reefs. If that sounds interesting, we are set up to put you on these fish when the seas are calm.

This is the time of year where we earn our keep as guides. It takes a lot more work than many people realize. Those who make their living in this industry put in the time with industry partners even if we do not have active charters. Putting in the work equals doing what it takes to put you on a good day of fishing regardless of the challenges we face.

This is the beginning of our spring season, and things will continue to get better from here. Call us to book today 843-485-7424