Redfish in the IRL

By |2018-08-08T22:10:02+00:008.7.2018|3 Comments

This week’s dryness and east winds have started to clean the water a bit, but the visibility still isn’t great. However, redfish have been feeding in the North Merritt Island area. Most of the fish have been 20-25 inches, but there’s been a few around 30 inches. If you can put up with catfish, dead mullet has been a good bet because most the fish are bottom feeding. Usually, early morning and evening are best but this week I’ve caught reds 2-5 PM most consistently. Look for tarpon on small live baits and flies in canals. Early and late, these fish will eat larger baits and topwaters on select flats.

About the Author:

I'm (Kurt Boyken) from Merritt Island. I'm 17 and I've been fishing since 2009. I have access to the water north of 528 on the Indian River Lagoon where I use my jon boat to catch reds, trout, tarpon,snook, and black drum. I'll also fish nearshore and offshore out of Port Canaveral when I can. Fishing is a large portion of my life.

3 Comments

  1. Damon August 7, 2018 at 10:26 am

    Well done Kurt!

  2. JC August 7, 2018 at 12:44 pm

    Damn apparently it’s the late summer catfish run. Catfish in the surf, catfish on the flats, catfish on the bottom, in the channel… Catfish city, everywhere.

  3. fishingdrummer August 7, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    nice job from the dock !

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