Cocoa Beach Fishing
<p>The summer time heat is here and it is hot folks with the temps in the high 90's. But the fishing is just as hot for this month with the cool morning, and late afternoon bite being the best. Anglers this month put some great fish in the boat. Finding the bait pods at first light was the key to success. On most days anglers found schools of tailing redfish in the super shallow waters of the Mosquito Lagoon and north Indian River Lagoon.. These fish are pushing 5-40 pounds, with schools up to 200 fish. Casting a small top water bait like the baby skitter walk from Rapala is the key to big top water strikes. The trout bite has been strong early in the morning, and there are still plenty of black drum to cast to on the shallow flats.
Down south in the Sebastian area of the Indian River lagoon the snook bite has been pretty good this month. And with the full moon moving in at the end of the month, the night fishing should be excellent. We are starting to see a good number of bait pods like finger mullet, and small white baits starting to grow thicker. The fall mullet run is around the corner, and should be a good one this year. And with snook season opening next month anglers should see some great action. The tarpon are still in the back creeks, but have become picky over the past couple of weeks due to the full moon. The best bet this time of year is to book a night trip and beat the summers heat while testing your skills on some big snook at night. Get your booking in before all of the spots are taken for next month.
About The Author: Captain Kevin Fischer
Company: Reel Native Inshore Charters
Area Reporting: Mosquito Lagoon - Indian River Lagoon - Banana River Lagoon
Bio: With a lifetime of fishing experience growing up in Florida, Captain Shawn Williams has really established an understanding of the local waters. After countless hours on the lagoons he acquired the skills and patience to land big fish on light gear. Captain Shawn has been a full time fishing Guide for the past five years on the Mosquito Lagoon and the Indian River Lagoon. He holds a passion for sight fishing for redfish, trout, snook, black drum, and tarpon on light tackle.