Capt. Jim Ross

Member since: January 22, 2018



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

    Testing New Lures

    July 15, 2019

    This past week has been a hectic one for us here at Fineline Fishing Charters. Between getting anglers out for fishing charters and running back and forth between the coast and Orlando three days to attend ICAST, captain Justin and I have been busy.

      Nearshore and Inshore

      June 10, 2019

      The kingfish bite along the nearshore waters continues to be really good this week. I’ve been slow trolling with live greenies in the 25 – 50 ft depths around bait pods that I’m marking on my Simrad elecctronics. A wire stinger rig consisting of a #4 nose hook and a #6 stinger hook have been my rigs of choice with the current type and size of baitfish we’ve been using.

        Opportunities Abound

        May 27, 2019

        This week’s adventures have covered much of the central east portion of Florida. From giant jack crevalle along the beaches from Sebastian to Vero to king mackerel offshore of Port Canaveral to black drum in the Indian River lagoon, it’s been a pretty good week.

          Bait Slow on the Beach

          May 20, 2019

          Kingfish action has improved along the beaches this week but the bait situation is still not what we had hoped for. Bait gathering each day has taken longer than it should. Once you get bait things start happening quickly though. Slow troll these on a wire stinger rig. Most of the kingfish are running 20-25 pounds right now. We’ve been finding a few schools of big jack crevalle south of Sebastian. They are not in good numbers yet, but the fish are all in the 20 to 35 pounds range. If you like a fight, these fish will bring it!

            Big Game Action Nearshore

            April 29, 2019

            Big game action along the nearshore waters is kicking in and should only get better over the next few weeks. Shark, jack, snook and tarpon are the main species we have been chasing on our recent trips. Most of these fish are hitting live or chunk baits. Pilchards, greenies and croakers are all good bait to use right now.

              Trout Spawn, Silver Kings

              April 15, 2019

              This week has been another good week for trout in the northern Indian River Lagoon. Topwater plugs like the Rapala Skitterwalk and Storm Chug Bug are working from first light until about 8:30am. We are fishing these on the shallow flats near schools of mullet the trout are shadowing. The trout are looking for an opportunity to ambush one of these unsuspecting baitfish.

                Schooling Drum

                April 1, 2019

                The northern and central Indian River Lagoon has had a resurgence of speckled trout this week. Captain Justin Ross and I have been using topwater plugs near mullet pods on the shallow grass flats of the northern Indian River from Scottsmore to Titusville with good success this week. Two of the more productive lures have been the Rapala Skitterwalk in redfish pattern and the Storm Chug Bug in the chartreuse back with chrome sides.

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