Fishing Reports by Captain Ron Presley
About The Author:
Company: Inshore Fishing Adventures
Area Reporting: Cocoa Beach - Orlando - Cape Canaveral
Bio: Visit the beautiful Space Coast of Florida and fish with a professional Florida fishing guide using light tackle for Red Fish, Speckled Sea Trout. Snook, Tarpon, and more. Captain Ron guides the waters of the Banana River, Indian River, and the Canaveral Basin near Orlando, Daytona Beach, Cocoa Beach, Titusville and Port Canaveral. This Florida fishing guide has only one objective in mind, to give you a fishing experience to remember in the Cocoa Beach area!
[Cocoa Beach,FL] The warmer weather is improving the bite. Artifical baits are working well.
[Cocoa Beach,FL] After the cold weather fish kill it is very encouraging to see large numbers of snook swimming the flats. They are still in a little shock but hopefully they will be fine.
[Cocoa Beach,FL] Anglers should choose quality batteries and trolling motors when equiping their boat. Match the trolling motor to the type of fishing you do.
[Cocoa Beach,FL] The cold weather has been hard on the fish population. The Snook Foundation is asking for help in documenting the magnitude of the kill.
[Cocoa Beach,FL] Winter time can be good black drum and sheepshead fishing. Even sightfishing sheepshead is a possibility.
[Cocoa Beach,FL] When it's windy practice can result in imporved skills and techniques. Do it when you are not on the water.
[Cocoa Beach,FL] Marine injures can result in a trip to the doctor. Take all injuries seriouly.
[Cocoa Beach,FL] The CCA Inter-chapter Challenge Tournament for 2009 was swept by anglers using DOA lures.
[Cocoa Beach,FL] Be patient when fishing with kids and be sure they catch something.
[Cocoa Beach,FL] Came close to a slam but the snook got away. Ended the day hooking snook, trout, redfish, ladyfish, sheephead and bluefish.
[Cocoa Beach,FL] What a week. A boat disaster, some nice trout and rain out weather.
[Cocoa Beach,FL] It’s Still A Good Time to Catch a Slam of Redfish, Trout, and Snook on the Banana River.
[Cocoa Beach,FL] The mullet run is starting and it brings plenty of fish to the flats.
[Cocoa Beach,FL] Black durm and sheepshead were eager to bite on this day. Live shrimp pinned on a Rip Tide 1/4 oz. jig head was the bait of choice.
[Cocoa Beach,FL] Winter fishing can be rough, but when you can get out there are usually some fish to be found.
[Cocoa Beach,FL] Indian Summer weather is warming up the bite. Bluefish and Jacks have been willing to hit plastic baits just like it was summer.
[Cocoa Beach,FL] The day started with a dense, thick fog but ended in beautiful blue sky. Sometimes, however, you just have to be satisfied with enjoying the beauty of the great outdoors.
[Cocoa Beach,FL] Winter time is a good time to target Black Drum and Sheepshead in the Banana River. If the water is clear you can even sight fish them.
[Cocoa Beach,FL] Live shrimp, popping corks, and patient anglers produced some nice fish regardless of the cool water temperatures.
[Cocoa Beach,FL] High winds and murky water made for a tought fishing day. However, the day was saved by some hard fighting Jacks.
[Cocoa Beach,FL] Finding pockets of clear water resulted in a good redfish bite.
[Cocoa Beach,FL] Barramundi are related to the snook, and believe me, they hard fighting and fun to catch. I recently visited Osceola Outback Adventures to get a taste of fishing for this unique fish.
[Cocoa Beach,FL] Tropical Storm Fay has kept anglers off the water lately. When the storm clears, beware of unexpected hazards. Dock parts, fallen trees, etc. will litter the water and make traveling dangerous.
[Cocoa Beach,FL] The DOA shrimp proved to be a deadly bait on St. Lucie River Snook. Rig the imitation shrimp on 40 pound leader and fish it on a fast action heavy rod.
[Cocoa Beach,FL] The Banana River produced a variety of fish on Rip Tide plastic lures. Bluefish, Spotted Sea Trout and Jacks were all willing to bite.
[Cocoa Beach,FL] Sharks are a great fish to teach kids the techniques of fishing. When you take the kids fishing you need to be sure they catch something and sharks will fill the bill.
[Cocoa Beach,FL] The Banana River continues to produce numerous sea trout. They can be caught on a variety of plastic baits.
[Cocoa Beach,FL] The trout bite remains active on the Banana River. Top waters early and plastics later in the day.
[Cocoa Beach,FL] The Trout bite has been good on the Bannana River despite windy conditions on most days.
[Cocoa Beach,FL] Warmer water tempertures have had a positive affect on the seatrout bite. Rip Tide plastics have been the bait of choice for Banana River Seatrout.
[Cocoa Beach,FL] The spring time bite seems to be heating up in the Banana River. A recent trip brought one lucky angler an East Coast Slam.
[Cocoa Beach,FL] Kids can have a blast catching the underrated Jack Cravalle. It is probably more important that kids catch something, as opposed to what they catch.
[Cocoa Beach,FL] Cold weather is on the way and a change in fishing tactics is in order.
[Cocoa Beach,FL] A cold front slowed down the fishing but not the fun of fishing. I had the special honor to take a soldier fishing. Read more below for the program that makes it possible.
[Cocoa Beach,FL] High Winds, Cool Temps, and Big Smiles were the issues of week on the Indian River. Fishing was tough and you had to work for everything you caught.
[Cocoa Beach,FL] Weather has kept the Indian River fishing slow. The mullet run is still going and if you work at it you can still catch some fish. Try the Rip Tide 3 inch Mullet and 5 inch Flats Chub on a 1/4 ounce Pro Jig Head.
[Cocoa Beach,FL] Some wild fishing on a road trip to the everglades produced snook, tarpon, sharks, and goliath grouper.
[Cocoa Beach,FL] This is the second of a two peice report on a road trip to Homosassa for the Florida Outdoor Writers Annual Meeting.
[Cocoa Beach,FL] You can probably tell from the title, this report is not about fishing Cocoa Beach and Merritt Island but about a recent road trip to Homosassa for the Florida Outdoor Writers Annual Convention. If you are like me you like to get away from home once in a while and fish some other areas. Homosassa provides the perfect spot to do so.
[Cocoa Beach,FL] The Fall mullet run has started and fishing should pick up.
[Cocoa Beach,FL] I am beginning to feel like I'm on a roller coaster with the fishing. Good one day not the next. The ups and downs are most closely related to finding bait and the weather.
[Cocoa Beach,FL] Kings on pogies and a surprise cobia. The nearshore fishing has picked up at Cocoa Beach.
[Cocoa Beach,FL] Summer Patterns Definitely Continue. Rip Tide mullet working well on spotted sea trout
[Cocoa Beach,FL] Kings and Tarpon love pogies. A recent trip out of Canaveral produced one big tarpon and several kingfish.
[Cocoa Beach,FL] Tarpon and Kingfish biting outside Port Canaveral
[Cocoa Beach,FL] Finally, a chance to get on the beach. Low winds, light seas and plenty of bait was the recipe for some beach side action this week.
[Cocoa Beach,FL] Spring trout fishing is picking up on the Indian River Lagoon.
[Cocoa Beach,FL] The Banana and Indian River provide nine species of salt-water fish for a family from Georgia.
[Cocoa Beach,FL] Early Spring can be a good time for Cobia. Baits for the cobia include everything from live pinfish to eels. Typically I use a 3/8 to ½ oz. jig head in chartreuse. The ones with the plastic worm attached work well, or you can tip the jig with shrimp to add the sense of smell.
[Cocoa Beach,FL] When its too cold to fish, there are other things you can do.