North Orlando, Daytona Beach, and Mosquito Lagoon area- There are some very large redfish around the inlet this week. Live pinfish, mullet and other small baitfish will work for them, but don’t overlook the effectiveness of cut baits on these fish.
Mangrove snapper, trout, flounder, and redfish are possible around the oyster bars and cuts in the backwaters from the inlet southward to Cedar Creek. Live shrimp or mud minnows have been working well on these fish. Redfish are holding along the edges of islands adjacent to the east channel especially on lower stages of the tide south of Daytona near Edgewater and Oak Hill. The main I.C.W. channel is another great place to find these fish when using one of these live baits on a jig head or sliding sinker rig.
East Orlando, Cocoa Beach offshore-King Mackerel are striking live pogies on the middle and northern portions of Pelican flats during the mid week period. These fish have been averaging 5 to 10 pounds but a few are scaling into the mid-20 pound range. Along the area just off of Cocoa Beach my anglers have been catching big crevalle jack, kingfish, shark, and tarpon near bait pods. Another fish that we have been catching is redfish. Some of these are giants that are measuring 44-46 inches and weighing in excess of 30 pounds.
East Orlando, Cocoa Beach, Indian River Lagoon-Slot sized redfish are possible along the drop-offs and deeper portions of the flats this week. Cut baits and live shrimp are still working best for them. Trout catches are decent in the deeper three to four foot depths on the Indian River east of Orlando, and on the Banana River near Cocoa Beach.
Until next week…..Catch a memory!!!!
Captain Jim Ross