I’m Capt. Glyn Austin, the owner and operator of Going Coastal Fishing Charters. I’m a central Florida native who was born and raised in the Melbourne and Palm Bay area. It’s here where my love for fishing was nurtured. Now, that passion is now my full time job.
Weather is still killing us. No consistent weather at all this summer. Wind direction has been inconsistent and we are getting NE winds at the end of last week which paired with the full moon to make the fishing rather difficult.
Early week heavy winds let us fish the inlet and the beach comfortably, but picked up mid week only to subside for the weekend of snapper fishing. Tarpon and Bonito on the beaches provided plenty of action. Meanwhile, redfish were pretty active in the inlet, and when winds were heavier, we got into some nice snook around the spoil islands and deeper docks.
More March weather in June this week, but the bite was decent. Winds let up for the weekend and we were able to get out on the beaches and get into the schools of bonito as well as a few tarpon, sharks and mackerel.
Great weather early in the week allowed us to fish off the beach, but the bite had slowed a bit from the week before. Still managed some kingfish, plenty of sharks, jacks, bonito and tarpon, but the kings and tarpon were picky.
Summer weather patterns are finally here with a lot of heat, calm seas and afternoon rain showers. The nearshore bite has been good with plenty of bonito, mackerel, sharks and tarpon. The big kingfish are on the beaches as well. The bait is still scattered but should get more consistent as the summer progresses.
Finally starting our summer patterns with a lot of heat and a lot of rain which should push the bait out of the creeks and into the lagoon and ocean. Had a few good days last week with some big snook and trout in the lagoon and big reds and jacks in the inlet. We also found a decent but not great tarpon bite on the beach with some jacks and sharks mixed in.
Unfortunately the spring winds are still with us. We should be fishing the beaches for tarpon, kingfish, sharks and snook, but instead, we are fishing the lagoon and inlet. The Trout and Snook bite is good in the lagoon and there are plenty of jacks in the inlet with a few reds mixed in. live baits are best for both locations but topwater has been working pretty good for the trout and snook. Lets hope the winds subside and we can get back on the beach and offshore for some snapper soon!
Ten straight days of +20 mph winds and a mild cold front were brutal, but the fish were still biting pretty well. We just had to work a little harder for them. Plenty of snook, redfish and jacks inshore and in the inlet. Trout were particularly active in the river. Live bait was best but we were able to get into some slot reds and bigger snook on DOA jerk baits along the shorelines.
Another week of fronts and wind in the middle of May. We should be past this kind of weather and moving into our rainy season, but despite the winds, the fishing has been good in the lagoon and in the inlet — especially if you catch the tide right and have the right bait. Big snook, trout and redfish are in the lagoon and they’re hungry.
These cold fronts are making it tough on us to get in some consistent fishing. The beaches are doing well when we can get out. Plenty of schools of Bonito and jacks running the beach and some Snook in the trough and eating live baits as well as some soft plastics if you can get a good presentation. The inlet has been pretty good with some redfish, plenty of jacks and a few snook here and there. Inshore bite around the docks and spoil islands are good for snook and some trout with live bait.