trevor redfish

Trevor with a large redfish caught casting gulp shrimp around the mullet pods!

This week has been fantastic! Dodging the tropical storm seemed to really do some good here on the Space Coast. Despite the few windy days keeping everyone off the ocean, the inshore bite remains strong. This week I found a variety of species ranging from bull redfish, tarpon, trout, and a snook here in there.

The key this week was finding the black mullet on shorelines with slightly deeper troughs in the 2.5 to 3 feet range with larger mullet nearby have been very productive! When looking for these areas, it’s literally all about putting in your time. Fish as much shoreline as possible using search baits such as gulp shrimp, topwater plugs, and even mirrolures. As you start working down the shoreline keep your eyes peeled for lots of large black mullet. Find the mullet and find the fish — it’s that simple!

I prefer to fish these pods with soft plastics until the sun rises and then switch to live and dead baits such as finger mullet and ladyfish chunks. The next few weeks we should start seeing the same and more and more fish. As fall approaches we tend to experience some of the finest fishing the Space Coast has to offer, inshore and nearshore!