Reds Inshore and Sharks Nearshore

By |2019-01-07T14:00:45+00:001.7.2019|3 Comments

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.

About the Author:

I'm Kurt Boyken from Merritt Island. I'm 18 and I've been fishing since 2010. I fish inshore near my home on the Indian River Lagoon. I catch black and red drum, trout, tarpon, and a few small snook. When weather permits, I will fish out of Port Canaveral for the many various species caught nearshore and offshore. My very favorite is big tarpon.

3 Comments

  1. JC January 7, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    Great report., Kurt, and it’s good to hear that the lagoon is looking at least a little healthier in some regions.

  2. Damon January 7, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    Rock on Kurt, glad to see you covering some ground. Nice report!

  3. HooknCook January 7, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    Killin’ it … thanks for the write up.

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