Caleb Couture

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  • Tradewinds Surf Fishing Charters, Pompano Riggs by Couture
  • (321) 271-1061
  • Palm Bay, Florida

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Caleb is the creator of Riggs by Couture and a professional surf fishing guide at Tradewinds Surf Fishing Charters. To book a surf fishing charter, call (321) 271-1061.

    Golden Eggs in the Surf

    April 22, 2019

    I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter! If you hit the beach this past weekend in search of some golden eggs, aka Pompano, then maybe you got rewarded with a couple, or even a limit! Some anglers headed further south and caught a mix of whiting, croakers, Pompano and even a trophy Permit!

      Sputtering Surf Pompano Run

      April 8, 2019

      I wish I had a good report for you guys looking to do some surf fishing, but it seems as though the Pompano beach run has come to a halt. We may have a few stragglers come out through the inlets and onto the beaches, but most fish are down in Juno or north of NSB. Meanwhile, reports of sea grass, wind, and waves are on tap for the coming week. Anglers on Brevard beaches are primarily catching catfish, whiting, croakers. While there’s still an occasional keeper Pompano caught, it’s mostly shorts out there. If you are hungry for some fresh caught pompano from the surf, my advice is to take a day cation and head north or south down the coast a ways to find some gold to reel in.

        Pompano Elusive on Brevard Beaches

        March 25, 2019

        Seems as though things are starting to slow down for us on the beach targeting the elusive Pompano… Over the last couple of weeks, surf fishing has been hit or miss here on the beautiful Space Coast. It’s been a story of battling the elements, be it wind, weeds, dirty water, or a combination of all three. Although some anglers are catching keeper Pompano here and there, they’re not being produced at the rate they should be this time of year. To find success when the fish are sparse, look for good outflows, clean water, and try to catch the right tide. If you’re willing to take a hike north or south in either direction, you might have better luck. There’s larger numbers of keeper Pompano being caught from both Playalinda to Daytona Fort Pierce to Deerfield Beach.

          Hit or Miss on the Beach

          March 5, 2019

          It’s been hit or miss the last week here in Brevard. Seems as though most bigger Pompano have moved either further north, south, or into our lagoon searching for food and ideal water tempratures. Water temperatures are what really drive these fish! Here in Central Florida, water in between 66-68 seems to be especially conducive to the bite, give or take a few degrees. Most Pompano being caught are on the short side although at select beaches some anglers are getting very few keepers. Looks like the northern part of the county is producing more quality fish.

            Push it to the LIMIT

            February 11, 2019

            I was running and working on the boat yesterday, but the crew held down the beach in my absence. All three anglers hit the pompano limit in the Melbourne Beach surf using Fishbites and blanched sand fleas on Pompano Riggs by Couture! I expect the pompano bite to continue to be hot well into April, so get to the beach!

              Pompano Surf Fishing Derby

              February 5, 2019

              With surf fishing weather finally making its way around last week, I was able to hook up on a few fish but had to battle out the wind, rain and cold! We should have improving conditions as we move into the early week. Wind starts back up this weekend, then should get good again early next week! Anglers are still catching Pompano, Whiting, Spanish Mackerel, croakers, red fish and Big Black drum from the surf! Most species are being caught on live or blanched sand fleas as well as clam and shrimp! We will continue to catch Pompano off our beaches well into late April.

                In A Pinch for Surf Bait? Try Crabs.

                January 21, 2019

                As the coldest weather of the year approaches, you can bet it’ll bring GREAT fishing for the beaches along the Space Coast! Pompano season has been awesome this year, and we should continue to catch these fish well into late April. So don’t worry, there’s still plenty of time to go out and try and catch these wave runners from the surf before they head further south or into the intercostal for late summer months.

                  ‘Tis the Season… for Pompano!

                  December 3, 2018

                  As the weather and water starts to cool down with passing fronts, don’t miss out on the opportunity to get out to the beach and catch some of these wave runners! The best days to go target pompano on the Space Coast is two days before and 1-2 days after the fronts! I’m frequently asked, “what’s the best tide, Caleb?” My answer is… simply in your time at your beach and find out for yourself. Camp out all day make yourself comfortable and, most importantly… Take notes!

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