Cooler temperatures and clearing water conditions are creating a good bite in the northern Indian River and Mosquito Lagoon for redfish and speckled trout over the last few days. Live shrimp seems to be the top natural bait to use for these two species at this time. We are rigging our shrimp a 1/0 or 2/0 sized VMC circle hook and prospecting sandy potholes in grassy areas or sight casting to fish we see cruising along the shorelines.
Along the beaches tripletail, pompano, crevalle jack, Spanish mackerel, ladyfish and others are schooling on glass minnow pods in the Canaveral Bight. This area is protected from north and northwest winds and the fishing can be extremely good here even if the winds are blowing strong. Metal jigs, silver spoons and pilchards seem to be our most productive offerings for these fish. We currently have two 24 foot Skeeter Bay Boats and all of the equipment to take parties of 1 to 8 people out for an exciting fishing excursion while this area has a hot bite. Go to captainjimross.com to see our available dates and book your trip right on our secure interactive website.