Berry, it's all based on what you folks can tell us about the best habitats that time of year. We've done the last four trips to the keys and would like to fish either the atlantic or gulf coast. Your info will help us make the decision.:fishing:
West coast> Tampa on down south to keys Skyway piers in Tampa Bay
East coast> :Jax south to jensen beach Sabastian Inlet south of Cocoa Bch
The full moon in april is the get go. Water temps about mid 60's or better
Tarpon off Boca Grande north snook, pomps, whiting, in the surf trout and reds on the flats kings, spanish, and bait everywhere
Bring what you would be fishing with in 68 degree water back in VA if you were going to take a week off to fish and you will do good.
For East Coast fishing with easy access, good accomodations and great fishing you should look at the area from Playalinda on the north to Jupiter on the south.
This will put you within easy driving distance of Sebastian Inlet, Ft. Pierce Inlet & beaches, Jensen Beach, St. Lucie Inlet, Juno beaches and piers and some of Florida's consistently best beach and river fishing.
It also give you the opportunity to fish the flats and bridges of the Indian River up and down the coast for trout, reds, tarpon and snook.
There is great surf fishing between Daytona north to St Augustine.
I like the beaches north of daytona to Flagler (10 mile stretch). You can find many areas where it just you, the birds and the fish. The beauty of it is that if you don't catch many fish, you will always catch some sun and peace of mind.
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