The southwesterly wind will blow for the next three days. This means three things for space coast anglers.
- It will be hot.
- Smooth and calm.
- Fishing will probably be a little slower in all areas.
It happens every summer. Close to the lobster mini-season that ended Thursday. Immediately after the southwesterly wind came and the upwelling of cold water began offshore. Afternoon thunderstorms can form on St. John’s Marsh and drift towards the coastline.
The fishing pattern changes a little. Tarpon is a great target for coastal waters and beaches, and is best approached with paddle craft. Snooks are lurking around the structure. Snappers are one of the most reliable summer targets and improve fishing around structures after dark.
Offshore can be slow. The influx of cold water from the depths of the Gulf Stream affects snapper fishing. Kingfish was in 25-40 feet of water with Indo-Pacific, sharks, Karel, and Crevalle jacks.
Bass fishing is heavily driven by the outlook for early morning and late night.
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The water in the lagoon will be a smooth clam this weekend. The potential for site casting should be at its peak. For spotted trout, it is important to fish early. A fish spot along the ultra-shallow coastline where these fish cruise in search of prey. Cast and bite a 3-inch jerk bait or a small top water plug. Red fish will be 2-3 feet of water. Try throwing a gold spoon or artificial shrimp. Black drums can be caught with cut bait.
Sea bream fishing will last unless there is a strange late July phenomenon of cold water upwelling along the eastern coast of Florida each summer. Cold water can stop bites on mangrove snappers, mutton snappers, and lane snappers. Amber Jack and Grouper may still bite into 120-180 feet of water. Use grunt plugs or dead sardines for the best bite.
The sea will look like a huge mirror in the next few days. Whiting can be caught by casting to a sandbar parallel to the beach. Use Fishbites for best results. Anglers walking on the beach with spinning rods can see snooks on the trough. Get a bite using a small swim bait or DOA bait buster.
The ebb tide was the most productive tide for fishing in the cove. At night, anglers fishing on cut baits and pilchards can catch mangrove snappers. Snooks can be caught and released at the T-dock along both piers and at the reefs at the end of the northern pier. Red fish take crabs drifting in the middle of the cove. But overall, the action is pretty slow.
Indian River Lagoon
Along the coastline of Merritt Island’s mangroves, small Indo-Pacific fish are caught with light tackles. Use a small swimbait and suspend lure. Redfish can be caught in cutbait waterways and canals. Shrimp are not available at this time, so use dead sardines to catch the black drums.
Bass fishing is quite difficult now because the fish are deep. Fishing early and catching fish in the deep sea with a swaying head jig. Catfish have water that travels anywhere in the St. Johns River system. Use natural dead bait to catch them.
Space coast anglers target tarpon as it gets hot and mild weather
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