Georgia Saltwater Fishing Report – April 2008
Saltwater: Inshore: Capt. David Newlin said the trout bite is getting better, and sight fishing for redfish has been good. David fishes out of the St. Catherines area. “The water temperature this morning (March 21) was 64 degrees,” David said. “Most of the live shrimp we’re getting are almost too big to fish with. If you can get shrimp the right size, that’ll work, but you can also catch trout on the artificials like the Gulp Shrimp in the new penny color and the DOA Shrimp fished under popping corks. There are a fair amount of redfish being caught by sight fishing. With a little bit of warm weather, the first part of April the fish should turn on good.” Some stripers were being caught in the Ogeechee. “Catch them on the outgoing tide. Some stripers in the high 20s were caught last week on live mullet. “You can catch lots of 4- to 5-pounders on a Rapala,” David said.
Nearshore: April is when the big blacktip sharks show up. “They’ll be out there 3 to 4 miles off the beach,” David said. “They’ll show up when the water temperature hits 68 degrees. We can catch them by following the poagie schools and throwing artificials at them with bass gear — you want to talk about some fun.”
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