Justin’s client with a 5-pounds Speckled trout that hit a live croaker in Washburn Cove.

It been a pretty tough week for Captain Justin. The rough seas had him cancelling or rescheduling almost all of his near-shore charters. One of the trips that he did manage to run was in the Indian River near Sebastian Inlet. Justin was hoping for cleaner water conditions than what we are experiencing farther north in the lagoon system. Though the water was slightly better down there, the bite was horrible that day. In fact, of the three boats that were fishing this multi-boat trip, only one had more than two fish. Justin’s clients landed a 4 to 5-pound speckled trout and a jack — and that was it.

The next day he tried to go back to where he has been hooking decent numbers of redfish in the Banana River. This didn’t change his luck. The charter clients caught and landed over a dozen hard heads, but didn’t get any redfish to the boat while soaking fresh chunks of cut ladyfish in some of his better spots. So this weeks bite was pretty slow overall for us here at Fineline Fishing Charters. Hopefully the seas lay down this coming week so that we can get our clients outside the inlets to play with the big redfish and snook that are waiting there.