Ahoy, anglers! Captain Adam Morley here, reporting live from the picturesque waters of the Matanzas River and its surrounding estuaries. As the captain of Genung’s Fish Camp, it’s my pleasure to bring you the latest scoop on the fishing action unfolding right here in our backyard.

Let’s dive right in, shall we? First up on the agenda are the continuing reports of what can only be described as “Hatteras Class” bluefish around Matanzas Inlet. These oceanic giants have been making quite the splash, with the majority of fish being caught near the bottom in deeper water. Trust me, folks, tangling with one of these behemoths is an experience you won’t soon forget!

But that’s not all—pompano reports are becoming more frequent as the water temperatures on the beach inch their way up into that sweet spot they prefer. Picture yourself casting into the surf, feeling the tug of a feisty pompano on your line—it’s the stuff angling dreams are made of!

Now, while guides are reporting redfish and trout from their charters, I must admit that I personally haven’t been having much luck in getting them to strike my artificial baits. But hey, that’s fishing for you—sometimes the fish just aren’t in the mood to play along. But fear not, my fellow anglers, because where there’s a will, there’s a way, and I’m determined to crack the code and hook into those elusive reds and specks soon enough.

In addition to the usual suspects, black drum have also been a frequently mentioned catch among anglers, along with mangrove snapper. It seems like our waters are teeming with life, just waiting to be discovered by eager anglers like yourselves.

As for bait, well, let’s just say that Genung’s Fish Camp has got you covered. Whether you’re in need of live shrimp, mullet, or anything in between, our bait shop has everything you need to reel in the big ones.

So there you have it, folks. The fishing scene on the Matanzas River and its surrounding estuaries is alive and thriving, with plenty of action to go around for anglers of all skill levels. Whether you’re chasing bluefish near the inlet, targeting pompano in the surf, or searching for redfish and trout in the flats, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

So grab your gear, hop aboard your boat, and join me for an unforgettable adventure on the water. Until next time, tight lines and smooth sailing!

Chris from Skinny Water Lures mentioned the spring pattern is starting to change. The big bull red fish have made their way into the ICW and inlets. Target these big beast around bridges, areas with structure and rocks.

During this springtime these big redfish will consume a large verity of options, from blue crabs, mullet, shrimp to even their own smaller juvenile redfish. Look for these big reds to push the smaller red fish back into the creeks. The smaller juvenile redfish will push their way back to the flats and creeks, searching for an area to hide from those big bull redfish. Look for the redfish bite to pick up with these warmer days upon us. These warmer days will have these redfish pushed onto the flats searching to consume large amounts of bait fish. Look to start seeing larger schools of redfish to start gathering together as the warmer days continue.

Big blue fish are still hanging around our area near the Matanzas inlet. Good numbers of 30inch and bigger blue fish are being caught this past week. Target these hard fighting blue fish with topwater plugs, gold spoons or even buck tail jigs. Make sure you are equipped with medium to heavy rod, paired 40-50 pound or bigger braid. These big blue fish put up a fight and also have some pretty good teeth. Multiple upper slot speckle trout were caught this past week in areas of moving water.

Target these big trout with a suspending twitch bait. A twitch bait allows the lure to be twitched and then paused. Most bites will come on the pause. Look to see the trout bite to start to slow down as these warmer days come. Look for the fishing to really start heating up in this spring time pattern.