With the extremely windy conditions we’ve had over the past week Captain Justin and I have been concentrating our efforts in the Indian River lagoon system with our customers. Black drum action remains very good on most days. Saltwater Assassin jigs tipped with crab or shrimp scent have been working best on these fish. Big redfish are also roaming around with the drum most days so anglers have the possibility to catch one over 40 inches on almost any given day. Trout and slot sized redfish seem to be doing pretty good as well in the Mosquito Lagoon on days when the wind is actually down enough that we can ast to them.
We are looking forward to more pompano action in the southern portion of the Indian River over the next week or two with the constant cooling water temperatures we are experiencing at this time. Jigs, sand fleas and fiddler crabs will all work when you find the pompano schooled up on flats near Long Point, Ballard Cove or Black Point. Jacks, bluefish, ladyfish and speckled trout are other species you can expect while targeting the pompano in these areas.