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BACKWATER

April arrives with continuing gusty wind afternoons. Mostly south, southeast saves fouling water again. Tides off new moon moderate both ways but effected by p.m. wind. Water temps inching up; expect 72-74. Mega sheepshead action waning; leave legions of runts. Mangrove snapper with size begin to show; most shoreline edges, structure on shrimp. Spec trout active Calhoun Channel, north end Canon Island, Addison Bay on shrimp worked under popper on drift. Snook, most juveniles stay active; on pilchards Johnson Bay, Henderson Creek on incoming water current points. Pompano action; if water clean; first and last tide hours Hurricane Pass on small tipped jigs worked to bottom on drift. Few mackerel in the mix.

NEARSHORE

Could well see the arrival of the tarpon here. Best; Capri, Caxambas Channel mid-day incoming on cut catfish. First reef line South Seas to Walton Reef for pelagic action; mackerel, bluefish working tipped jigs on wire under chum; p.m. incoming best.

OFFSHORE

Deep wrecks (70’-plus) for pelagic action on kings, cobia, sharks on live bait worked under chum; both tides. Amberjack possible with live bait worked vertically in wreck structure on major gear. Red grouper in 50-55' with live pinfish worked tight to hard bottom on drift.