Captain Jim Ross will be chasing fish in the waters east of the Orlando area again this month. here are a few of those:
EAST ORLANDO, COCOA BEACH-Cobia may still be a good possibility around the near-shore water off of Cocoa Beach this month. The Spring “run” as of mid-March had been lackluster at best but more fish are expected to move up through the waters offshore of Cocoa Beach and Daytona Beach over the next month. Large jigs and live baits like sardines, pogies, and mullet are great offerings to cast to these tasty fish. Captain Jim normally find them either “free swimming” or following manta rays and turtles, or just hanging around weed patches or other debris floating on the surface. Tripletail are another species to look for when searching around the Daytona Beach and Cocoa Beach areas for the cobia. They are often smaller this month than last, but are generally quite plentiful if weeds are present on the near-shore waters east of Orlando. Large Crevelle Jack (a cousin to the Amberjack) should be hitting the same baits and lures as the cobia and will be traveling in schools or packs up and down the Cocoa and Daytona Beach areas looking for something to eat. Flounder, black drum, whiting, sheepshead, and pompano are possible for anglers fishing along the surf from Melbourne Beach just south of Cocoa Beach northward to Playalinda Beach which is located just south of Daytona Beach. Cut or live shrimp, small jigs, and sand fleas are top baits for these various species.
Until next time…Catch a memory with Captain Jim Ross of Fineline Fishing Charters