The water remains brown from Port St John and North Merritt Island southward, but it seems to be cool and breezy enough to keep dissolved oxygen levels sufficient so far. Therefore, redfish have still been caught along the eastern shoreline and in canals using live shrimp and soft plastics. 20-40lb black drum are starting to show in the North Merritt Island area, but were not eating as of Sunday 1/6. The lagoon looks much healthier in the area east of Titusville. (still nothing like a decade ago)
Blacktip and spinner sharks have been on the inner shoals north of Port Canaveral and on the beach. This week’s cold fronts will probably send them back to the south. Pompano fishing should remain good, and big sheepshead will become abundant if the water temperature falls below 68.