Capt. Justin Ross

Member since: January 15, 2019



Captain Justin Ross is a third generation Florida native and 2nd generation fishing guide on the waters of east central Florida. Being the son of Captain Jim Ross, Justin was taught how to fish almost before he could walk.

    Dodging the Rain

    September 14, 2020

    Well, if you managed to dodge the rain for the last week, you probably had some pretty good fishing. The sharks, snook, kingfish, jacks, redfish and even the tarpon have been very eager to play lately. We’ve been catching the fish on a wide variety of things from live finger mullet to pogies and even on artificial using topwater lures such as the explode mini and subsurface lures like the subwalk. All you have to do is follow the caravan of mullet up or down the beach until you see them getting fed on and with snook season here, you can even take one home with you if you catch one in the slot. I expect the fishing to get even better into the next week as the mullet run continues to grow.

      Big Bull Redfish

      August 17, 2020

      Big bull redfish are on everyone’s mind during the last part of August and first few weeks of September. These breeder sized fish should be getting ready to start schooling up in the Mosquito Lagoon and Indian River Lagoon and this is a time of year when you can target them with artificial lures like a Rapala Skitterwalk top water plug or a size 12 Rapala X-Rap lipped diving plug.

        Black Drum Turned Back On

        May 6, 2019

        The trout bite has been as consistent this week as it was last week. You can catch these fish on 4 inch Saltwater Assassin paddle-tails around the drop offs in the Indian River Lagoon. On the days when it is overcast in the morning they have been responding well to topwater lures as well. The drum bite has turned back on this week and we are getting good numbers of these fish on crabs and shrimp as well as fishbites.

          Good Trout & Black Drum Bite

          March 18, 2019

          We had a really good trout bite this past week on topwater and paddle-tails fishing around the drop offs and in the sandy holes in the river. Most of these fish have responded better in the afternoon rather than the morning. The black drum have been actively feeding when you can find them, especially when the sun warms the water up. The bluefish, pompano and Spanish mackerel are in the shallow waters near the beaches and we have been getting them to bite Goofy style jigs as well as small paddle-tails and subsurface baits like Rapala Subwalks. Make sure you give us a call at 321-636-3728 or go to our website for booking information.

            Hot Trout Bite in IRL

            March 11, 2019

            The trout bite in the Indian River has been hot this week. Captain Jim and I have been getting these fish on topwater first thing in the morning an on soft plastics as the sun gets higher in the sky. There have also been a variety of other fish to catch such as ladyfish, jack crevalle, bluefish and pompano. The snook and redfish have been hiding in the mangroves along the shoreline and have been actively feeding when you pitch a live bait to them.

              Expecting Snook and Tarpon Soon

              February 27, 2019

              This week we have been doing a lot of charters in the Sebastian area. The bluefish and Spanish mackerel bite has been really strong when you can avoid the wind and waves. We are expecting snook and tarpon to show up on our coast as the weather warms up, we will be looking for schools of these fish throughout the next couple weeks. The black drum and trout bite has been consistent in the Indian River as well.

                Tripletail Remains Hot Target

                January 15, 2019

                This week the tripletail bite has been on fire in the near shore waters. Keep an eye out for weed lines and other floating debris for these fish to school around. Most of our luck with getting these fish to bite has come from using a ½ ounce jig head with alive shrimp on it. The fish are ranging anywhere from 10 to 25 inches with some even bigger fish now and then.

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