surf fishing snook

The fishing has been great! The canals are holding a lot of snook, tarpon, redfish, trout, and of course, the mangrove snapper bite is still off the hook! In the lagoon, the pompano bite remains good around the bridges, I recommend using a pompano jig tipped with shrimp.

In the surf, the algae and grass remains problematic. However, if you’re able to find clean, fishable water, the search is worth it. The algae has been especially bad in the areas of Cocoa and Satellite Beach, so your best bet is probably to head south. Anglers that are able to find clear conditions in the surf are still pulling in some trophy snook; and on traditional pompano rigs, there’s been some good catches of whiting and margate.