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.
Had a great week fishing the beach for kingfish, tarpon and sharks from Melbourne Beach to Sebastian Inlet. Fishing live bait along the bait pods was the most productive, but artificial have been working well, too. We caught a nice tarpon and some spanish mackerel using soft plastic lures on 3/8 ounce jig heads. With the good weather this week, I look forward to more of this action on the beach. We’ll be utilizing these same methods over the course of good weather that’s projected during this upcoming week. It’s all about locating the bait. Do that, and you’ll find the action!
We spent most of our time fishing nearshore and offshore this week. Tripletail bite was pretty good and the nearshore bonito bite was good as well. Snook bite was tough in the mornings but the afternoon bite has been pretty good on live pigfish and grunts. Big jacks, Kingfish and Spanish Mackerel are along the beaches and the tarpon are starting to show up. Find the bait pods and fish live greenies and you will have a good time and bring home some dinner.
Fishing was hit or miss this week. The nearshore bite was great when we are able to get out, with plenty of King Mackerel, Bonito and Jacks, but when the the winds were up, we were stuck inside with a slow bite. The inlet bite was decent earlier in the week but got tough as the week progressed. Meanwhile, inshore fishing was alright with jacks, trout and some tripletail all biting on artificial baits.
Things were all over the place last week! We had some high winds when they were supposed to be calm, and some calm days when it was supposed to be windy. Hit some nearshore reefs for Mangrove Snapper, Lane Snapper, Triggerfish, Bonito and King Mackerel. Saw a few Cobia but couldn’t get them to eat. Along the beaches were schools of big jack crevalle and bluefish. Live bait was best for all but the jacks and bluefish. Inlet water is clean and the redfish bite has been a bit slow.
We had a lot of wind last week, making the inshore fishing rough and nearshore next to impossible. We did get into some trout, jacks, pompano, and ladyfish inshore, though. When the nearshore conditions were fishable, the snook and redfish bite was pretty good. They are loving on pigfish and pinfish, so fish these baits with confidence. The weather should get better this week, so look for these fish in the inlet, too. Nearshore, there should also be steady action from jacks and bonito.
Had a pretty decent week fishing nearshore and a little offshore around Sebastian Inlet and Vero Beach. The Threadfins are showing up thick and the Bonito, Jacks and Kingfish are following the schools of bait looking for an easy meal. Plenty of action from them if you’re willing to take the ride and find the bait schools. Sharpnose sharks are around the bait schools and under all along the nearshore and inshore reefs as well and will provide some good action, especially for the younger anglers. We got into some nice Mangrove Snapper and Red Grouper last week on the offshore reefs. As we move into the summer months, they will be great targets for offshore anglers looking to fill the cooler.
The Jacks are back and will be a great target this week. The 6-12 pound Jack Crevalle are back in numbers and if you are fishing the beaches and Sebastian Inlet by boat or jetty, you should be able to get into some good action between other target species. Live pinfish and greenies have been the best baits to get them fired up. Along with the jacks, the Bluefish and Redfish are in the inlet. But you will have to get through the jacks to get the others to bite. Snook bite is still a little slow but look forward to them to turn on anytime in the next week or two.