Captain Alex Hughey is a 25 year old Florida native to the Space Coast. This being said, Alex has been able to focus his attention on the three main lagoon systems, the Indian River, Banana River, and Mosquito Lagoon.
It’s tarpon time on the Space Coast! Spring and early summer are my favorite times to chase the silver king, and with the warm, dry weather lately, it’s the perfect storm for chasing these awesome predators!
Snook fishing on the Space Coast couldn’t be much better! This week, and throughout the entire last few months, the snook fishing has been incredible. Good numbers and good size fish, at that. Over the last few years, the snook fishing has really improved more and more!
Low water levels have definitely changed the game this week on the Space Coast. Despite some wild rainstorms over the weekend the water levels still seem to be quite low. With the low water, the clarity remains quite well! Most of the region is experiencing very clean water, although I don’t expect it to last, it’s a very good sight. With the water levels being lower than usual most of the fish seem to really be bunched up along any mangrove shoreline with small depressions and larger sandbars. You may cover miles of shoreline only to find a 100 yard stretch with schools of fish ranging from redfish, trout, snook, and even a few tarpon showing up with the warmer conditions.
This week has been some really insane fishing! With the recent warm up the fish are definitely fired up! Mangrove shorelines and spoil islands still seem to be the best bet. When fishing these areas I have noticed the more black mullet the more predators like redfish, trout, and snook have been present.
Trout season is in full effect on the Space Coast! This week the trout bite has definitely picked up. Anglers can find sea trout throughout the entire region in good numbers. Most fish can be found around docks and mangrove shorelines, spoil islands, and even bridge fenders at night. Spring is notorious for a good trout bite.
March winds are definitely living up to their reputation this week! Windy, cool days have definitely been making the bite a little tough, but with some determination and a little patience there is great reward!
This week has been some fantastic fishing, with warmer temperatures the snook have definitely been making more of an appearance throughout the area. The main focus has been deeper mangrove shorelines. Find the deeper banks with lots of cover for these fish to hide from dolphins, humans, and other predators has definitely been the key! With it being warmer an earlier start is also a good bet.
What a week! While the rest of the country is just about frozen over, we have had one of the warmest weeks in months and the fish were enjoying it! This week with the climbing temps it seemed as if the fish were coming out of hibernation, with large quantity days in upwards of 50 or more and species from redfish and trout to even snook and tarpon, this week was definitely one for the books!