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 18 and I've been fishing since 2010. I fish inshore near my home on the Indian River Lagoon. I catch black and red drum, trout, tarpon, and a few small snook. When weather permits, I will fish out of Port Canaveral for the many various species caught nearshore and offshore. My very favorite is big tarpon.

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