Rain Brings Big Change in Salinity

By |2019-08-12T16:57:29+00:008.12.2019|0 Comments

The speckled trout action in the northern Indian River has been a little slower with almost 18-inches of rain that we’ve had here in the past two weeks. Captain Justin and I have had to alter our tactics to get bites and some days are pretty slow if you don’t find where the trout have moved to with the huge change in salinity were are currently experiencing from the stormwater run-off.

Try the deeper section of the river near drop-offs and spoil islands if you are looking for quality speckled trout action. Captain Justin and I have been targeting these fish in areas where glass minnows and mullet schools are present. Small to medium sized lures like the Saltwater Assassin 2-inch Crappie Dapper or the 4-inch Assassin Sea Shad remain our “go to” lures this week. Albino, the new Albino halo, and copper juice are all colors that have been working the best for us.

Small snook, juvenile tarpon, and a few redfish are also adding to our morning mixed bags for our charter clients. At the inlets, the snook remain the best bet this week. Both Canaveral and Sebastian are holding schools of these fish. Most of the snook are hitting live croakers, pogies, and pilchards.

Off the beach, tarpon, blacktip sharks, bonito, and king mackerel action is really good this week, too. Captain Justin and I are concentrating around bait pods to get these fish. The Cocoa Beach and Satellite Beach near-shore waters continue be places to find all these species. We’re also getting good numbers on the beaches to the north near the launch towers off Cape Canaveral. Slow trolling with live pogies seems to be the best way to get these fish to bite, however, they will strike artificials early in the day.

Once again this week Captain Justin Ross and I would like to offer all of our SpaceFish readers a special offer of $100 off a 4-hour half-day flats fishing trip just to show our support for you all out there. This trip must be booked before August 31, 2019 for the discount to apply. With only a couple of weeks left in this promotion, it’s time to get signed up now!!

Contact Captain Jim or Justin at 321-636-3728 to take advantage of this special promotional offer before it ends.

About the Author:

Capt. Jim is a professional saltwater fishing guide based out of Rockledge, Florida.

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