A few Bull Reds in the IRL

By |2018-09-10T22:43:13+00:009.10.2018|0 Comments

Big reds are starting to show up in parts of the north IRL. I got a stray blind fishing a mullet chunk. There was a school of 50-125 on Tuesday. I threw a chunk well in front of them, and that worked too. I got completely skunked the next day. This was in the Indian River Lagoon near North Merritt Island. If you are going to blind fish chunks, make them big enough that the catfish can’t easily eat it.

Otherwise, there’s been some juvenile tarpon, slot reds, and trout feeding on mullet, but sometimes glass minnows. I’ve seen a few black drum, but nothing in numbers.

I’ve been enjoying the waves at Playalinda Beach, where I’ve a few mullet pods being followed by jacks and a few blacktips. I did see one tarpon probably around 60 lbs.

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I'm (Kurt Boyken) from Merritt Island. I'm 17 and I've been fishing since 2009. I have access to the water north of 528 on the Indian River Lagoon where I use my jon boat to catch reds, trout, tarpon,snook, and black drum. I'll also fish nearshore and offshore out of Port Canaveral when I can. Fishing is a large portion of my life.

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