It has been another great September for fishing here in the Cocoa Beach area east of Orlando. The fall mullet run is going on, and every type of fish that swims in our near shore waters can be found chasing them. We have been getting good numbers of flounder, bluefish, ladyfish, and jack along the near-shore waters outside of Cocoa Beach near Cape Canaveral. Live fingerling (small) mullet are credited with most of these catches. Rapala X-rap lures are also working well. Redfish, snook, tarpon, and shark are hitting on some days too, but we look forward to October because more of those species should be available to catch in the upcoming month. In the Mosquito Lagoon which is located south of Daytona Beach and north of Cocoa Beach, the lagoon waters still have a pretty bad algae bloom in them at this time. We can still sight cast to redfish on sunny, calm days in the shallows located there. As we move into the month of October cooler weather should start to set in. This will help give us longer feeding sessions throughout the day, and not have the heat shut the bite down in the mid morning time frame. Tripletail, cobia, bull redfish, and tarpon will be our main targets along the beaches. Larger trout in the 17 to 25-inch range should start showing back up and mingling with the redfish in the shallow lagoon flats.
Until next time….Catch a memory!!!
Captain Jim Ross