The near coastal waters of Cocoa Beach are full of great fighting species for this weeks fishing report.
Snook are schooling along the beaches and when you find a group of them you are sure to get into some great rod-bending action. I’ve been netting pogies to use for bait for the snook this week. I’m rigging these on a 5/0 to 6/0 VMC circle hook and some 50 to 60-pound test Sufix fluorocarbon leader material to keep these big fish from cutting through the line. The water has been a little dirtier than usual so I have been able to get away with this heavier setup.
Other species that we are encountering on our coastal excursions along Cocoa Beach and Cape Canaveral are tarpon, Crevalle Jack-affectionately known as “beach donkeys”, king mackerel, and a variety of shark species.
In the Banana River and Indian River lagoons near Rockledge, Merritt Island, and Cocoa Beach, the snook bite is good on most mornings. We have been looking for these fish around docks and overhanging mangrove branches. For bait I have been getting live fingerling mullet, small croakers, or a nice lively shrimp and free lining them to fish near these structures. This will generally get them to bite.
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