It’s the time of year when anglers can expect good numbers of small fish working just off the shorelines where mangroves are present. Soft plastics like the 4 inch Salt Water Assassin Shrimp or Sea Shad tails rigged weed-less on an 1/8 ounce head are your best options right now. Cast out in front on cruising fish and slide these lures across their path. Once the reds see the offering, let them approach it and strike. Don’t move the lures too quickly, this often spooks these fish and they rarely give you a second chance.
Trout, ladyfish and jacks are possible species to catch near Sebastian Inlet. Incoming tides have been better than outgoing this week. The same Saltwater Assassin Sea Shad on a ¼ ounce jig head is all you need to get a bite. Work the lures quickly with an up and down jigging motion. You may find that by going with a slightly heavier jig head you get more action if the current is really strong.