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Clearwater FL April fishing report

Capt. Paul Hajash
April 30, 2012
Clearwater - Saltwater Fishing Report

April 25, 2012 fishing report

Hello Everyone. This April was a great month for fishing in Clearwater Florida. We had a mild winter and a warm spring break which resulted in water temperatures a little warmer than usual.
Pelagics, Spanish Mackerel and Kingfish, arrived in early March and have been around all April. Although I rarely target Kingfish, because of the flats boat, I was able to get offshore on a few calm mornings with great success. Using a chum block and throwing live Sardines out the back of the boat was the secret to get good bite going. Kingfish and Mackerel fillets make a great fish spread.

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Large Snook are showing up at their summertime homes near the passes and sandy beaches. A few large fish, up to 37 inches, were caught this month using Threadfin Herring for bait. Some days the Snook had a severe case of lockjaw.

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Redfish have been biting well all month using cut bait along the mangrove islands at higher water levels. Also, I am looking for Redfish near small oyster bars and fresh water run-offs. Residential docks have also produced some nice fish this month.

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The most abundant fish this April has been Spotted Sea Trout. On a recent trip out of St. Petersburg the two anglers caught and released over 80 fish.
Trout were schooled up in a small sandy cut, near the grass flats, that had a good tidal water flow.

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Capt. Paul Hajash (727) 251-2623

Target Species:

Snook, Redfish, Kingfish, Trout

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Saltwater inshore fishing the shallow waters of Clearwater/St. Petersburg/Tampa Bay. Live bait, artificial and fly fishing the flats and mangrove Islands from Clearwater north to Tarpon Springs. Our most common species are Redfish, Trout, Snook and Tarpon during the Spring and Summer. Everything is included.

Contact Info:

Reel Florida Adventures
190 Seminole Street
Clearwater, FL 33755
Phone: 727-251-2623
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