Let's see, last week it was afternoon bite, and this week it was early morning. How do they know? I have never caught a fish with a watch on.
But if Dolphin was your target and you did not go, well, you should have been here yesterday.
From a little north of the inlet to half way to Jupiter, from 80 feet to 200 feet, trolling or live baiting, it was Dolphin.
Some Black Fins were also in the mix along with plenty of Bonita. I did not hear of any Cobia to speak of.
Sails made an appearance but so did the Smoker Kings and Wahoo. If you just run big bait deep, it works.
Heard about Muttons and Lanes at the Loran Tower. Sardines were the favorite and yes, the bite was excellent.
Finally, it is getting warmer and I won't be one of those anglers that should have been here yesterday.
This is the time when we see the bigger Blues and I have heard about a few. Here, cut bait has been at the top of the list.
Still not enough of them to use a spoon, but then what do I know? I should have been here yesterday.
Stay away from the turbid water and look for the blue water. No complaints with all the access points, and it is not hard to find clean water.
Fish early for the Blues, Macs and Jacks because they like that cooler water. Pompano and Whiting are there for the late morning angler, with clams and shrimp proffered. It's still a little cool for the Snook, though it should start warming up this month and they will be there, I promise.
River anglers had a hard week with wind changing directions every hour. Finally, the Macs and Blues are leaving so your bait is safe.
If you were looking for some flat water that was not turbid, then the wind changed direction and you were again looking. The fish I heard of there were in four to five feet of water. There were some nice Trout and a few Reds, but everyone also mentioned a Flounder or two.
Bite time was mid-morning, and live bait was preferred. Meanwhile, bridges still have plenty of Drum, Sheephead, and a few big Macs, with strong tidal movement being the bite time.
Now that it's April, we should be in line for some warm weather, finally.
Henry Caimatto is the owner of the Snook Nook Bait and Tackle shop in Jensen Beach.