Subtle Bites but Big Fights

By |2018-08-06T15:23:21+00:008.6.2018|0 Comments

black drum bite remains good

Speckled trout are still on the radar this week. We’ve had very good top water action from first light till about 8am. Rapala Skitterwalk and Storm Chug Bugs have been our “Go To” lures for these fish. Late in the morning, pigfish and fingerling mullet fished along the drop offs where the water goes from about 2 to 4 feet in depth has been productive. Most of our trout are 12-18 inches in length but occasionally we get some larger ones. Slot size redfish are also hitting a few of these lures and live bait for us but have been a little scarcer from what we typically expect this time of year.

Black drum actions remains strong in the deeper sections of the lagoon. When you mark a school try using cut crab or live shrimp fished on a jig head for them. Often the bite is very subtle but once you hook up to one you can bet it’s going to be a fight! Most of these fish are running 12 to 25 pounds at this time.

About the Author:

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

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