Offshore of Cocoa Beach 45 minutes due east of Orlando there has been a Redfish bonanza this past week. Cocoa Beach anglers are catching some giant redfish while fishing for them near menhaden pods in the 20 to 40-foot depths. Anglers fishing between Daytona Beach and Cocoa Beach are doing fairly well this week too, but the main grouping of fish seems to be best just offshore of the previously mentioned Cocoa Beach area. Other fish that are available this week in the waters south of Daytona Beach and east of the Orlando area are tripletail, snook, bluefish, jack , and flounder. Live pilchards or fingerling mullet have been working on most of these species.
In the Mosquito and Indian River Lagoons east of the Orlando area my anglers have been catching good numbers of slot sized redfish on the flats. The Banana River Lagoon that borders the Cocoa Beach area has been one of the better places to use cut bait for these fish. Jack, Speckled trout, and even a few juvenile tarpon are still possible in these waters while the bait fish are abundant and the water temps remain n the mid 70 degree range.
If you are looking to book a fishing excursion in the Orlando, Cocoa Beach, or Daytona Beach area, check out the reservations page here on my Fineline Fishing Charters web site and you can book your trip with me-captain Jim Ross today.
Until next time…Catch a memory!!!