Our last few fishing charters out in the ocean have been very productive for Tripletail. These fish are holding on buoys and almost any type of floating debris that you come across. Weeds, boards, old crab pot floats, and even dead birds ( there are quite a few dead Gannets out there right now) can hold a Tripletail or two. Many of the larger fish are being caught in the 45 to 65-foot depths. Live shrimp are the best bait to get these fish to strike.
Spanish mackerel, jacks, and bluefish are great species to target right now, as well. Most of these fish are striking jigs, small spoons, and lipped diving plugs worked just outside the surf break. As your running up or down the beaches outside of Sebastian inlet or Port Canaveral in your boat, look for these fish feeding on schools of glass minnows and cast the previously mentioned lures into the area. Usually a fast retrieve works better than a slow one when targeting these highly energetic species.
In the lagoons, the high winds over the weekend created a great opportunity to sail cut mullet near docks and mangrove covered shorelines for redfish. Most of the fish are small right now but a few larger fish are possible in the upper Indian River. Live shrimp fished near overhanging mangroves can produce snook, trout, mangrove snapper in the Grant, Sebastian, and Wabasso areas as well Spring break is almost here and our calendar is pretty well booked up at this time. We do have a few days that are still available, though, so if you are interested in booking a charter with us please give us a call and we will try to fit you in. 322-636-3728 is our office line to contact us.
Until next week, keep your rod bent!