The Time is Now to Catch Giant Sea Trout!
Fishing in Cocoa Beach and Melbourne
This time of year is known for its Sea Trout and Black Drum fishing. We are consistently catching Sea Trout over 25 inches, which is absolutely huge. Our Biggest Sea Trout so far this month was 26.5 inches weighing in at 10 pounds! We call these big Sea Trout Gator Trout! We have been catching them on both artificial lures and live 4 to 5 inch mullet. The sea trout absolutely explode the mullet on the surface which makes for an awesome, violent bite. Schools of Redfish have been cruising the docks and flats, and can be easily sight fished once the sun gets higher in the sky around 11 o'clock. Pitching gulp shrimp or frozen shrimp at them has been very successful. With Redfish it's all about presentation. Making a delicate cast ahead of the Redfish and allowing the Redfish to swim towards our bait before moving it is they key. The Black Drum can be tricky to catch on artificial lures since they have very poor eye sight and have to rely on scent and their feelers under their mouth to find food. Jumbo frozen shrimp on a 1/8th ounce jig head is a proven method to catch Black Drum. You can also use blue crab, split in half and hooked onto a jig head to target the bigger 20 plus pound black drum. We've been catching a few Tarpon as well which is always a nice surprise. They give an amazing fight, often jumping 4 feet out of the water and making hard, powerful runs. We expect to see more Tarpon in the Banana and Indian Rivers as it continues to warm up.
We have been spending the majority of our time fishing the intercostal waterways of Indian River Lagoon and Banana River Lagoon. These fisheries are located in Cocoa Beach and Melbourne on Florida's east coast near the Kennedy Space Center and Port Canaveral. Each of these locations is no more than an hours drive from Orlando.
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Written by Captain Austin Keaton