I am looking forward to April surf fishing which really can turn into a great bite. April’s weather is highlighted by calmer seas and light easterly winds during the month. Additionally, It’s my experience that the transitional months between seasons seem to produce banner fishing. That being said, it’s time to get up and get out to discover new Fishing Hot Spots along our County Coastline. Shrimp and clams will still be the best baits on a daily basis. I am also noticing more anglers fishing live sand fleas which are the prime bait for pompano. April’s fishing will be a game of fishing a number of different beaches as you target the pompano, whiting, drum and sheepshead. Don’t be shy about exploring the great beaches we have in Brevard County. The more beach locations you can catch fish at and become comfortable fishing, the greater opportunity you have to catch fish when others do not. Speaking of sheepshead it is outstanding table fair. All white firm flesh that cooks well on the BBQ or baked in the oven. Just be careful when you fillet the fish as the dorsal fin has spikes that are very sharp and pointed. Once on the grill all the work of filleting the fish will be forgotten and you can take the bows for catching and cooking your catch. Tip From a South Carolina angler. He suggests when baiting with clam strips get the clam strip a little sandy.This helps in handling the clam and provides greater control when putting the clam on the hook.