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Weekly Fishing Report – May 25th, 2023

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Captain Justin and I have found a mixed bag of species in the backwaters from Titusville to Rockledge. Snook, redfish, speckled trout, and baby tarpon are all possible catches on the flats, or near mangrove covered islands and shorelines. Live fingerling mullet or pilchards have been really good for all of these species. A Saltwater Assassin Artemis shad rigged on a 1/4 ounce jig head in the Houdini, chicken on a chain, or green hornet colors are getting strikes when we cast these artificial lures. In the middle of the day chunk baits like mullet, pinfish, and ladyfish are best under the mangrove branches. Along the beaches we’ve been catching tripletail and snook on most days. The tripletail along cocoa beach are striking live shrimp on a jig head near submerged structures, or a free-lined shrimp if we find them hiding under floating Sargasso weeds. The snook around Cape Canaveral are feeding on shrimp or pogies. We put these on a knocker rigs most of the time.

Summer is here and the tarpon are starting to show up from Cocoa Beach to the shorelines along the Kennedy Space Center. If your ready to watch a silver missile launch itself into the air, now is the time to come fish with us in the shadow of rockets on Florida’s Space Coast.

-Captain Jim Ross

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