Cool nights will slow the morning bites. Compared to recent years, we seem to be several weeks behind on the Spring warm up.
The reports of big Trout are numerous, up to 30 inches, and one above. I have included a photo of my biggest Trout taken this year so far, approx 27″long and 6 3/4 pounds. I did not lay her down to measure her. I was trying to get her back in the water as quickly as possible. I already had 3 Trout in the box over 20″s. My Boga gave me her weight and I have found to be accurate.
Redfish have been less than dependable. I think it’s because they are bunched up and moving around. If you find them you’ll have ball. But because they are moving they can be hard to stay in front of. That will change as water temps stabilize and the fish settle into more dependable patterns.
Offshore fishing has been good as well. Grouper, Seabass, Grunts and Sheephead have been available. Also Kings and Spanish. Offshore Captains continue to catch and release alot of Snapper, which are a no take species until June 1.
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God Bless and Good Fishing
Captain STEVE KROLL
This Steinhatchee Fishing Report is from Steinhatchee Fishing Guide Captain Steve Kroll