Capt. Jim Ross

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Capt. Jim is a professional saltwater fishing guide based out of Rockledge, Florida.

    Cooler Temperatures and Clearing Water

    December 10, 2018

    Cooler temperatures and clearing water conditions are creating a good bite in the northern Indian River and Mosquito Lagoon for redfish and speckled trout over the last few days. Live shrimp seems to be the top natural bait to use for these two species at this time. We are rigging our shrimp a 1/0 or 2/0 sized VMC circle hook and prospecting sandy potholes in grassy areas or sight casting to fish we see cruising along the shorelines.

      Strong Nearshore Bite

      November 19, 2018

      This week the nearshore bite has been strong. Bluefish, Spanish mackerel and jack crevalle have been very active on top water plugs such as the Rapala Skitter Pop. Find the bait and fish the bait pods cruising up and down the beach and cast around them. There have also been big sharks and redfish around the bait pods as well.

        IRL/BR Bite Turned On!

        November 5, 2018

        Our bite in the Indian River and Banana River has turned on this week. The approaching new moon phase seems to be bringing these fish into the shallows despite the dirty water conditions that we have in some areas. Our best catches are coming around areas were mullet are congregating on the flats. Soft plastic jerk baits like the Salt Water Assassin 4 inch Sea Shad in the avocado green with red flake Houdini and Mama’s 14 K color patterns have been getting great results when rigged on a 1/8 oz. jig head or weed less weighted worm hook.

          Cooler Temps Bringing More Fish

          October 29, 2018

          Despite the red tide in the area we are still managing to work around in the cleaner water areas and find quite a few fish. Bluefish, Jack, ladyfish, flounder, snook, and redfish are the main species for us on our charters this week. Live fingerling mullet and Rapala X-Rap size 10 or 12 lures are working best for most of these species. Silver Krocodile or Gator spoons ranging from 1/4 to 3/4 ounce will also get many of these fish to strike.

            Increased Trout Activity

            October 15, 2018

            Inshore we have noticed an increase in the trout activity around the docks on both sides of the Indian River. Using top water baits in the morning and swapping over to twitch baits as well as subsurface lures as the sun starts to come up, seems to be the best way to get a positive response from these fish.

              Mullet Run A Little Spotty

              September 24, 2018

              Redfish have been running the beeches and inlets. Port Canaveral and Sebastian Inlet are both producing decent numbers this week. The mullet run has been a little spotty but when you find good pods of these baitfish, the reds are not far behind. Snook, crevalle jack and tarpon are other species you will probably encounter while fishing near the pods of mullet.

                Dirty Water, Spawning Redfish

                September 18, 2018

                The recent hurricane we had off our coast has made the water very dirty which is causing our sharks, tarpon and king mackerel to spread out and not be in any one focal point. We recommend getting live baits where you can and trolling them around the bait in the dirty water. A recommended technique is putting some weight on your line to get your bait lower in the water column.

                  Drop Offs and Docks

                  September 10, 2018

                  The ladyfish and trout have been active around the drop offs and docks in the rivers around east Central Florida in the morning before it gets hot. Using a topwater plug in low light conditions and switching over to some sort of soft plastic is our preferred way of fishing those species.

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