Tripletail action along the near-shore waters has been very good over the past week and a half. Live shrimp or small baitfish on a jig head are the best way to get them to strike. Floating debris and buoys are good places to search for these tasty fish. Bait pods are holding sharks, bluefish, cobia and bonito which are all possible catches when you cast a live pogie, jig or top water plug around the pods. Some of the sharks are running in the 150 pound class.
Black drum catches are still pretty good this week near bridges and spoil islands in the Indian River. Cut crab or live shrimp are the best baits to use for them. Schools of drum can also be found along drop offs and deeper edges of the flats between the NASA causeway and the railroad bridge.