The past few weeks have been some extremely un-pleasant weather that has kept us off the ocean. With heavy winds from all different directions and cold front after cold front, it has definitely kept things interesting. Subsequently, the inshore bite has been pretty good! The few good weather days have been great sight fishing for large tailing black drum. These fish have been all over the Indian River in large schools tailing on small marine worms, crabs and any other organisms that might be living in the mud. These large drum can be picky at times but often don’t refuse a handpicked live shrimp on a light jig-head. As stealthy approach as possible and a long cast seems to do the trick.
We have also had plenty of action in the Mosquito Lagoon throwing small Gulp lures and D.O.A. paddle tails in pearl white, most fish are laying on the edge of small spoil islands and in deeper troughs which are both easy to fish even with a good breeze. Water temps are in the 50s and 60s so this is the time to slow your presentation way down, a slow bounce off the bottom is the way to go.