Last week was a tough one for those in the fishing business. As with everything you have some tough times and it wasn’t the best week of fishing as the water temps dropped to 56 degrees in the Indian River Lagoon near Sebastian. It slowed the bite down inshore for sure but we managed to get some trout, jacks and ladyfish. The seas were very rough so people couldn’t get offshore to fish for snook and reds. The jetty anglers did very well during the rough seas on the snook and reds as the season opened, though. Live pinfish were the bait of choice for live bait anglers and bucktails worked well at night.
Look for a much warmer weather pattern and warmer water this week as the temps were up over the weekend and during the week. The trout bite and pompano should improve and with the seas laying down a bit we can get out in the inlet for snook, reds, pompano and mackerel along the beach.