SPOTTED SEA TROUT – REDFISH – POMPANO- BLUEFISH -SPANISH MACKERAL
Take a Kid fishing.
Traditionally, Winter is a time for good numbers of fish. Not Big Fish but good numbers, which means action! Its a great time to bring kids as they will have the opportunity to learn the basics of “Good Technique Gets Rewarded” fishing.
January of 2014 has been challenging so far with an unusual amount of rain along with predominately North winds.
Cooler Air and water temperatures bring the winter mix of BLUEFISH, POMPANO and SPANISH MACKERAL to the deeper flats in the INDIAN RIVER . SPOTTED SEA TROUT and REDFISH are along the warmer south facing shorelines . The channel edges are holding MUTTON SNAPPER, GAG and RED GROUPER. The deeper water docks and oyster bars are holding good quantities of SHEEPSHEAD and BLACK DRUM. These species along with JACK CREVALLE and LADYFISH round out the mix. So give me a call and lets go!
Most of this fishing involves casting small Grubs (1/4 oz jig heads with plastic tails) and Jigs over the deeper grass edges and sand bars. There are also times when we fish with live shrimp especially when younger anglers are onboard.
Trout and Redfishing will also be done with artificials. You will be casting D.O.A. Shrimp, Jerk Baits and Gold Spoons along select shorelines targeting these species. There will also be times live shrimp may be used.
Depending on wind conditions you will use anywhere from a 6WT to a 10WT. Scott Fly Rod. Low and slow, intermediate lines casting Clouser minnow variations over the same deeper grass flats and sand bars including the wind sheltered waters of the sebastian River.