Tuesday, November 30, 2021

The Best Tips for Springtime Fishing in Florida

Follow the Fish

Spring is definitely one of the best times for some great fishing in Florida. April just happens to be open season for Snook and also the time of the year where you will find the most success at catching these fish. Below, you will find some tips for the best springtime fishing in Florida.

Always Be Prepared

You should never wait until the very last minute before your trip to prepare. This means that you should have all your tackle, bait, and lures ready to go the evening before your big springtime fishing trip. You should also make sure to overcome any distractions along the way. If you are prepared and have everything you need for a successful fishing trip, you can better focus on all the signs that will lead you right to the fish you want.

Variety Matters

You should also have a variety of tackle to choose from, so you are prepared for a variety of different scenarios. This applies to whether you are an inshore or offshore angler. For example, have a variety of plain circle hooks, bucktails, and chuggers available along with an assortment of artificial and live bait. 

Lighter Leaders

In the fishing industry, we are now saying that 40 is the new 50. This means that anglers are using lighter leaders these days to get the fish to bite. There is already a lot of pressure on the fish, so to get more bites, we need to drop in leader strength as well as hook sizes.

Choose the Right Hooks

Did you know that inline circle hooks are the best to use to catch more fish? Not only do they limit your chance of hooking a fish too deeply, but they are also difficult for the fish to shake off as long as they are set properly. It allows you to catch those bigger Snook or tarpon without worrying too much about things getting out of hand.

Do Your Research

You should also do your research to find where the best springtime fishing spots are located to maximize your chances of success. Research temperature breaks, rip tides, and the surrounding environment and find out which areas are most popular for the kind of fish you are aiming for.

If you follow these tips, you will find that springtime fishing in Florida can prove to be a fun, adventurous, and satisfying excursion each and every time. 

Keep in mind that if you are interested in learning more about fishing in our area, it’s best to hire a professional guide before going out on your own to gain local knowledge of tackle, baits, areas to fish, local regulations, and more. Send us an email or give us a call to schedule an “on the water” educational fishing charter. Our specialty is getting families out for an enjoyable and memorable day in the shallow and calm waters here in the 10,000 islands and the Everglades National Park, FL. We can be reached at www.captainrapps.com or shoot us an email at captainrapps@yahoo.com or call 239-571-1756.

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