April 4, 2014

Spring fishing has arrived!

The tripletail bite out of Port Canaveral has been hot the last two weeks, and should continue to get better as the water warms. These fish are holding on all sorts of structure just outside of the port. I have also been catching a few free swimming fish on the surface running the beaches looking for cobia. The cobia migration is in full swing with plenty of fish being caught south of cocoa beach in 20 to 40 feet of water. Almost all the cobia I catch are spotted swimming with rays or turtles migrating northward. A properly presented bait is hardly refused by these hard fighting and tasty fish.

Large schools of  spotted sea trout, bluefish, jack crevalle and ladyfish have been patrolling the shorelines and grass flats of the banana river. Spring is a great time to target spotted sea trout with topwater baits as these fish are a bit more active early and late in the day with the warmer temperatures.

The night time snook fishing has been consistent during the outgoing tide in Sebastian inlet. The snook fishing will continue to improve as the water temps rise. Large redfish will be feeding during outgoing tides along with the snook anywhere on the space coast this time of year. The snook fishing in Port Canaveral has been consistent on the right tides. Fishing in the port at night also leads to a lot of good sized mangrove snapper. Spring is a great time to get out and bend a rod on Florida’s East Central Coast. Call today to book your charter!

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