The river is cold! The water has been in the high 50s to low 60s, which means the fish are going to be lethargic and not very active. Shallow dark water areas will hold fish trying to warm themselves up.
January can be a very good time of year for fishing the Space Coast. The biggest obstacle is timing the cold fronts as they make a world of difference in how the fishing will be. As long as the winds don’t get too crazy, the river tends to clear up this time of year, making sight-fishing from a boat or wading a very productive and fun way to target most inshore species.