Our bite in the Indian River and Banana River has TURNED ON this week. The approaching new moon phase seems to be bringing these fish into the shallows despite the dirty water conditions that we have in some parts of the lagoon. Our best catches are coming around areas where mullet are congregating on the flats. Soft plastic jerk baits like the Salt Water Assassin 4″ Sea Shad in the avocado green with red flake Houdini and Mama’s 14 K color patterns have been getting great results when rigged on a 1/8 oz. jig head or weedless weighted worm hook.
During the midday, we are switching over to cut baits like mullet, ladyfish or pinfish and having excellent results on slot-size redfish and over slot trout in these same areas. Once Capt. Justin or I find a school of fish, doubles and even triple hookups are not uncommon.
Once the ocean calms down we are looking forward to getting back out there to try for tripletail, flounder, cobia, bull redfish, bluefish, ladyfish, snook and a few other species. Hopefully, next week’s report will show some of our catches from our upcoming fishing adventures in that area. Book your next excursion with us at captainjimross.com if you would like to go chase some of these species with us.