Central Florida Fishing with Captain Jim Ross http://captainjimross.com Tue, 29 Mar 2016 14:45:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Introducing Memory Stix Performance Fishing Rods http://captainjimross.com/2016/02/introducing-memory-stix-inshore-fishing-rods/ http://captainjimross.com/2016/02/introducing-memory-stix-inshore-fishing-rods/#comments Thu, 25 Feb 2016 15:19:21 +0000 http://captainjimross.com/?p=16021 Memory Stix Performance Fishing Rods After many years of consulting for companies like Shimano and Lamiglas, Captain Jim has designed his own series of specialized light tackle rods designed for discriminating anglers. Captain Jim decided to call these new creations “Memory Stix”. The Memory Stix...

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Memory Stix Performance Fishing Rods

After many years of consulting for companies like Shimano and Lamiglas, Captain Jim has designed his own series of specialized light tackle rods designed for discriminating anglers. Captain Jim decided to call these new creations “Memory Stix”. The Memory Stix line up of inshore and near-shore rods are designed to handle all types and sizes of fish from speckled trout or redfish to larger species like tarpon and cobia. These rods are built with top quality components to promote maximum sensitivity, yet are surprisingly durable for a high-modulous graphite rod series. With the help of master rod builder Derwood Roberts of Adventurous Custom Rods these rods are ready for purchase and designed to help you go out and catch your next memory. Memory Stix were officially released to the public at many of central Florida’s finer tackle shops, but online sales through adventurous Custom rods is always an option. Please contact Captain Jim Ross directly for more details.

Details About Memory Stix Performance Fishing Rods

The rods themselves are specifically built for saltwater light tackle fishing, but many bass anglers are finding that these super sensitive rods are valuable for their style of fishing as well. Quite a few of the 7 to 7’3″ Memory Stix rods work well with soft or hard jerk baits, topwater plugs, and shaky head or drop shot applications. For anglers casting live shrimp, pilchards, and fingerling mullet, there are two 7’10” inch models that are perfectly designed for properly casting these more delicate live offerings. For anglers chasing bull redfish, snook, big jack crevalle, tarpon, cobia, and Mahi Mahi, there are two 7’7″ models designed to handle line ratings from 12 to 40 pounds and fish pushing into the 150 pound class. These rods don’t look like anything else on the market and they outperform everything else in their price class. Captain Jim insisted on a rods designed for years of trouble free fishing. Ergonomic reel seats, tubular graphite handles, and TiCh coated stainless steel guides that are virtually bulletproof and yet weight 30-35% less than competitors “bulky” ceramic guides, are just a few of the features that you’ll find on these top quality fishing rods. Captain Jim loves to build high end rods built with purpose. Starting at $199 retail and available in 9 sizes, these light tackle tools will be sure to fit your style of fishing from the flats to freshwater.

Get a Memory Stix brand fishing rod today and go out there and catch your next memory!!!

Memory Stix Models, Weights, and Sizes:

MS 701-SMF 7′ 0″ 6 – 12 lb
1/16 – 3/8 oz. Mod-Fast 1 Power

MS 732-SMF 7′ 3″ 8 – 15 lb
1/8 – 5/8 oz. Mod-Fast 2 Power

MS 733-SMF 7′ 3″ 10 – 20 lb
1/4 – 3/4 oz. Mod Fast 3 Power

MS 734-SMF 7′ 3″ 12 – 25 lb
3/8 – 1 1/4 oz. Mod Fast 4 Power

MS 792-SMF 7′ 10″ 8 – 15 lb
1/8 – 5/8 oz. Mod Fast 2 Power

MS 793-SMF 7′ 10″ 10 – 20 lb
3/8 – 1 oz. Mod Fast 3 Power

MS 774-SMF 7′ 7″ 12- 25 lb
3/8 – 1 1/4 oz. Mod Fast 4 Power

MS 776-SMF 7′ 7″ 20 – 40 lb
1/2 – 2 oz. Mod Fast 6 Power

MS 700-CLBK 7′ 15-30 lb
1/2 – 3 oz. X-Fast

There will be more information, pics, and rod specific descriptions released in the near future. Today we give you a glimpse into your next best inshore fishing rod from Captain Jim Ross. Contact Us today to be one of the first to own a Memory Stix fishing rod.

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2016 Season: Chevy Florida Insider Fishing Report http://captainjimross.com/2016/02/the-chevy-florida-fishing-report-2016/ http://captainjimross.com/2016/02/the-chevy-florida-fishing-report-2016/#respond Tue, 16 Feb 2016 16:01:09 +0000 http://captainjimross.com/?p=16004 For the 2016 television season, Captain Jim will again join Capt. Rick Murphy and a host of other top professional guides from across the state of Florida on the “Chevy Florida Insider Fishing Report” television show. Captain Jim returns as the Central East region expert,...

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For the 2016 television season, Captain Jim will again join Capt. Rick Murphy and a host of other top professional guides from across the state of Florida on the “Chevy Florida Insider Fishing Report” television show. Captain Jim returns as the Central East region expert, and will continue to cover all of the fishing action in the Cocoa Beach, Daytona Beach, and Orlando areas.

chevy florida insider fishing report jim rossCaptain Jim will give live fishing reports for the show each week covering the Mosquito Lagoon, Indian and Banana Rivers, and the Atlantic Ocean waters located due East of the Orlando area. The waters outside of Daytona Beach, Cocoa Beach, and Sebastian Inlet are unique and have an immense amount of bio-diversity. Viewers of this show will get up to date information on how and where to fish in this portion of the state. Captain Jim will also give periodic audio fishing reports on the television shows web site www.floridainsiderfishingreport.com.

The television show airs on the Fox SunSports channel to over 7 million households for 90 minutes every Thursday evening, and re-airs to Florida’s fishing enthusiasts in the Orlando, Daytona Beach, and Cocoa Beach area three additional times each week from the beginning of April through late September. Captain Jim’s live report on the Florida Insider Fishing Report show is content driven and tailor-made for the fisherman around the Orlando area and points to the East. Captain Jim and the other Florida Insider Fishing Report crew members want to educate those who fish and enable them to spend less time running and more time fishing. Every edition of the show features nine professional captains that each provides a 4-5 minute live fishing report of what is happening inshore and offshore in their respective areas (9 regions of FL).

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Orlando, Daytona Beach and Cocoa Beach Fishing Report http://captainjimross.com/2015/12/orlando-daytona-beach-and-cocoa-beach-fishing-report/ http://captainjimross.com/2015/12/orlando-daytona-beach-and-cocoa-beach-fishing-report/#comments Thu, 03 Dec 2015 18:22:40 +0000 http://captainjimross.com/?p=15891 Orlando, Daytona Beach and Cocoa Beach area fishing has been really good over the last few days. Along the near-shore waters of Daytona and Cocoa Beach located east of Orlando “bull” redfish are still possible inside the inlet near the jetties. Live or cut mullet,...

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Orlando, Daytona Beach and Cocoa Beach area fishing has been really good over the last few days. Along the near-shore waters of Daytona and Cocoa Beach located east of Orlando “bull” redfish are still possible inside the inlet near the jetties. Live or cut mullet, pinfish, and crab can all be effective baits to use for them. Flounder, bluefish, ladyfish, jack, and spanish mackerel may also be possible around the main shipping channel inside of Port Canaveral located on the north end of Cocoa Beach. In the Banana River and Indian River west of Cocoa Beach and east of Orlando we have been fishing the Intra-Coastal Waterway channel with jigs and Rapala X-Rap lures that imitate fingerling mullet or glass minnows. for these species as well Redfish, jack, and speckled trout have been hitting live shrimp or mud minnows near docks and mangrove covered islands in the Cocoa Beach area as well.

In the Mosquito Lagoon located south of Daytona Beach redfish have been hitting jerk baits and top water plugs on cloudy days or during the first two hour of daylight in the morning. Redfish are also striking cut mullet and ladyfish on the flats of the Mosquito lagoon especially in areas of turbid water near the central portion of the lagoon this week.

As long as these water temperatures stay in the upper 70 degree range we should continue to have decent fishing in all three of these bodies of water located 40 to 50 minutes due east of Orlando.

Right now is a great time to book a trip with Fineline Fishing Charters so click on my reservations tab and let’s go out to catch your next memory!!!

Capt. Jim Ross

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Fineline Fishing Charters Cocoa Beach, Daytona Beach and Orlando area fishing report by captain Jim Ross http://captainjimross.com/2015/11/fineline-fishing-charters-cocoa-beach-daytona-beach-and-orlando-area-fishing-report-by-captain-jim-ross/ http://captainjimross.com/2015/11/fineline-fishing-charters-cocoa-beach-daytona-beach-and-orlando-area-fishing-report-by-captain-jim-ross/#respond Mon, 16 Nov 2015 20:25:47 +0000 http://3c5.5ee.myftpupload.com/?p=1197 Offshore of Cocoa Beach 45 minutes due east of Orlando there has been a Redfish bonanza this past week.  Cocoa Beach anglers are catching some giant redfish while fishing for them near menhaden pods in the 20 to 40-foot depths.  Anglers fishing between Daytona Beach...

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Offshore of Cocoa Beach 45 minutes due east of Orlando there has been a Redfish bonanza this past week.  Cocoa Beach anglers are catching some giant redfish while fishing for them near menhaden pods in the 20 to 40-foot depths.  Anglers fishing between Daytona Beach and Cocoa Beach are doing fairly well this week too, but the main grouping of fish seems to be best just offshore of the previously mentioned Cocoa Beach area.  Other fish that are available this week in the waters south of Daytona Beach and east of the Orlando area are tripletail, snook, bluefish, jack , and flounder. Live pilchards or fingerling mullet have been working on most of these species.

In the Mosquito and Indian River Lagoons east of the Orlando area my anglers have been catching good numbers of slot sized redfish on the flats.  The Banana River Lagoon that borders the Cocoa Beach area has been one of the better places to use cut bait for these fish.  Jack, Speckled trout, and even a few juvenile tarpon are still possible in these waters while the bait fish are abundant and the water temps remain n the mid 70 degree range.

If you are looking to book a fishing excursion in the Orlando, Cocoa Beach, or Daytona Beach area, check out the reservations page here on my Fineline Fishing Charters web site and you can book your trip with me-captain Jim Ross today.

 

Until next time…Catch a memory!!!

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Fineline Fishing Charters November Fishing 4-cast for Orlando, Cocoa Beach and Daytona http://captainjimross.com/2015/10/fineline-fishing-charters-november-fishing-4-cast-for-orlando-cocoa-beach-and-daytona/ http://captainjimross.com/2015/10/fineline-fishing-charters-november-fishing-4-cast-for-orlando-cocoa-beach-and-daytona/#respond Mon, 19 Oct 2015 17:06:50 +0000 http://3c5.5ee.myftpupload.com/?p=1193 It’s been a wile since I updated my Fineline fishing Charters fishing 4-cast and my catch report for the Orlando, Cocoa Beach and Daytona beach area.. So here is a new one. By: Captain Jim Ross ORLANDO, COCOA BEACH, PORT CANAVERAL Depending on the water...

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It’s been a wile since I updated my Fineline fishing Charters fishing 4-cast and my catch report for the Orlando, Cocoa Beach and Daytona beach area.. So here is a new one.

By: Captain Jim Ross

ORLANDO, COCOA BEACH, PORT CANAVERAL

Depending on the water temperatures in the month of November the bite outside of Port Canaveral on the northern end of Cocoa Beach can either be fantastic or just mediocre.  Hopefully we will see another fantastic year like we had last year with good weather conditions and calm seas during most of the month.  When the seas are less than three feet anglers can get out into the Canaveal Bight area by boat and find Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, Ladyfish, Shark, Redfish and Snook working schools of baitfish that are migrating southward along the Cocoa Beach area.  These baitfish can include pilchards, menhaden, or fingerling and full sized mullet on most days.  Good rigging techniques for the smaller baitfish include putting them on a ¼ to ½ ounce HookUp brand jig head or a sliding sinker rig.  For the larger mullet and full sized menhaden, try using a 7/0 to 9/0 sized VMC circle hook and egg sinker for weight.  These larger baitfish will usually be struck by shark, large “bull” redfish, and the straggling tarpon that may still be around if the water temps stay above 74 degrees.  Good artificial lures include the Rapala X-Rap minnows in the size 8, 10, or 12 models. The can be cast or trolled in the nearshore waters east of Orlando,  and along the shoreline of Cocoa Beach for many of the species that have been mentioned.  Flounder may also be a possibility along the surf zones of Cocoa Beaches on some days, but more than likely anglers will find better numbers of flounder inside of the Port Canaveral ship turning basins.  These bodies of water that are located just 45 minutes east of Orlando have some rocky areas and piers or jetties where the flounder like to ambush prey.  Tripletail anglers usually fish along the Port Canaveral shipping channel buoys or look for color changes, floating debris and weeds in the 20 to 50-foot depths from the entrance of the Port out to about Buoy #2 east of Orlando.  Toss a live shrimp to tripletail that are hanging around floating objects and you should get a positive response.  I like to use a 2/0 or 3/0 circle hook attached to a piece of 30 pound test Sufix Fluorocarbon for this type of fishing.  I generally do not use a weight on this rig to let the shrimp swim more naturally around the weeds or other floating structure that the tripletail may be hanging around.  Pompano and whiting are normally abundant along the surf zones from the tip of the cape southward to Cocoa Beach.  These tough little fish hit goofy jigs or small 1/8 and ¼ ounce HookUp jigs tipped with s piece of shrimp or whole sand flee. The pink, orange, and chartreuse colors tend to work best for me on these fish.

 

DAYTONA BEACH, COCOA BEACH, MOSQUITO LAGOON, INDIAN RIVER AND BANANA RIVER LAGOON AREAS NORTH AND EAST OF ORLANDO.

Trout, black drum, and redfish are the “big three” that anglers will be targeting this month in these lagoon waters south of Daytona, north of Cocoa Beach and east of Orlando.  The Speckled Trout and Redfish will normally strike top-water plugs or sub-surface plugs near mangrove covered shorelines or other structures like docks or rocky ridges throughout these lagoons.  Look for areas where schools of baitfish are milling around to hold the best numbers of these species.  Live (or fresh dead) shrimp, fingering mullet or pilchards can all be effective when rigged on a jig head or 3/0 to 5/0 sized VMC circle hook with a small split shot for weight.  If the Daytoan and Cocoa Beach waters get cold early this year and drop into the upper 60 degree range during the month of November anglers should look for sheepshead and black drum to start getting more aggressive.   These fish usually like cut clam, oyster, or shrimp best, but have been known to hit a jig once in a while.  Look for fish holding along channel edges if we get a cold front or two because the water here will have a more stable water temperature than areas out on the open flats.

Until next time….Catch a Memory!!!!

Remember you can book your trip with captain Jim Ross of Fineline Fishing charters by going to the reservations page on this web site.  You can also purchase a Fineline Fishing Charters gift certificate for that someone special with the click of a button right on this site.

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ORLANDO, COCOA BEACH FISHING REPORT by captain Jim Ross http://captainjimross.com/2015/05/orlando-cocoa-beach-fishing-report-by-captain-jim-ross/ Fri, 15 May 2015 15:22:27 +0000 http://3c5.5ee.myftpupload.com/?p=1090 Fishing in the Orlando and Cocoa Beach areas is getting as hot as the summer sun this week.  In the Indian Rvier east of Orlando redfish, trout, jack, and ladyfish are our most prevalent catches.  We’ve been using a variety of lures including the Rapala...

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Fishing in the Orlando and Cocoa Beach areas is getting as hot as the summer sun this week.  In the Indian Rvier east of Orlando redfish, trout, jack, and ladyfish are our most prevalent catches.  We’ve been using a variety of lures including the Rapala Skitterwalk, Saltwater Assassin jerk bait and sea shad and live or cut baits depending on how aggressive the fish have been this week.  Tarpon have also started showing up  near the Orlando area with fish in the 20 to 40 pound range showing up in the Indian River this week.  These fish will also move into the Mosquito Lagoon north of Orlando near Daytona Beach within the next few weeks.  In the Banana River lagoon west of Cocoa Beach speckled trout to 5 pounds and slot sized redfish are following pods of mullet and glass minnows. Action has been best near the area of Cocoa Beach known as the 1000 islands.  There aren’t nearly that many Islands in this part of Cocoa Beach but the name stuck some years ago.  In the near-shore waters east of Cocoa Beach my clients have been catching a lot of sharks.  mainly blacktip, spinner, bull, and finetooth, but we’ve also had a few small hammerheads that measured between 5 and 7-feet in length.  Bonito, king mackerel, tarpon, and jack are other species we are encountering on a regular basis.  On the reefs 18 to 20 miles offshore of Cocoa Beach the action remains good as well.  King mackerel are the target species on most of these reefs, but we’ve had a few Dolphin (mahi mahi), sailfish, and of course more sharks while slow trolling over these reefs.

Make sure you book your Fineline Fishing Charters fishing trip with captain Jim Ross to get in on some of this great summer action.

Until next time…Catch a memory!!!

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Cocoa Beach, Orlando, and Daytona Beach area fishing reportand 4-cast by Fineline Fishing Charters and Captain Jim Ross http://captainjimross.com/2015/04/cocoa-beach-orlando-and-daytona-beach-area-fishing-reportand-4-cast-by-fineline-fishing-charters-and-captain-jim-ross/ Fri, 03 Apr 2015 00:35:49 +0000 http://3c5.5ee.myftpupload.com/?p=1059 North Orlando, Daytona Beach, and Mosquito Lagoon area- There are  some very large redfish around the inlet this week. Live pinfish, mullet and other small baitfish will work for them, but don’t overlook the effectiveness of cut baits on these fish. Mangrove snapper, trout, flounder,...

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North Orlando, Daytona Beach, and Mosquito Lagoon area- There are  some very large redfish around the inlet this week. Live pinfish, mullet and other small baitfish will work for them, but don’t overlook the effectiveness of cut baits on these fish.

Mangrove snapper, trout, flounder, and redfish are possible around the oyster bars and cuts in the backwaters from the inlet southward to Cedar Creek. Live shrimp or mud minnows have been working well on these fish. Redfish are holding along the edges of islands adjacent to the east channel especially on lower stages of the tide south of Daytona near Edgewater and Oak Hill.  The main I.C.W. channel is another great place to find these fish when using one of these live baits on a jig head or sliding sinker rig.
East Orlando, Cocoa Beach offshore-King Mackerel are striking live pogies on the middle and northern portions of Pelican flats during the mid week period. These fish have been averaging 5 to 10 pounds but a few are scaling into the mid-20 pound range. Along the area just off of Cocoa Beach my anglers have been catching big crevalle jack, kingfish, shark, and tarpon near bait pods. Another fish that we have been catching is redfish.  Some of these are giants that are measuring 44-46 inches and weighing in excess of 30 pounds.

East Orlando, Cocoa Beach, Indian River Lagoon-Slot sized redfish are possible along the drop-offs and deeper portions of the flats this week. Cut baits and live shrimp are still working best for them. Trout catches are decent in the deeper three to four foot depths on the Indian River east of Orlando, and on the Banana River near Cocoa Beach.

Until next week…..Catch a memory!!!!

Captain Jim Ross

 

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Fineline Fishing Charters fishing 4-cast for the Orlando, Cocoa Beach, and Daytona Beach areas by Captain Jim Ross http://captainjimross.com/2015/03/fineline-fishing-charters-fishing-4-cast-for-the-orlando-cocoa-beach-and-daytona-beach-areas-by-captain-jim-ross/ Thu, 19 Mar 2015 15:42:43 +0000 http://3c5.5ee.myftpupload.com/?p=1053 Captain Jim Ross will be chasing fish in the waters east of the Orlando area again this month.  here are a few of those:   EAST ORLANDO, COCOA BEACH-Cobia may still be a good possibility around the near-shore water off of Cocoa Beach this month. ...

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Captain Jim Ross will be chasing fish in the waters east of the Orlando area again this month.  here are a few of those:

 

EAST ORLANDO, COCOA BEACH-Cobia may still be a good possibility around the near-shore water off of Cocoa Beach this month.  The Spring “run” as of mid-March had been lackluster at best but more fish are expected to move up through the waters offshore of Cocoa Beach and Daytona Beach over the next month.  Large jigs and live baits like sardines, pogies, and mullet are great offerings to cast to these tasty fish.  Captain Jim normally find them either “free swimming” or following manta rays and turtles, or just hanging around weed patches or other debris floating on the surface. Tripletail are another species to look for when searching around the Daytona Beach and Cocoa Beach areas for the cobia. They are often smaller this month than last, but are generally quite plentiful if weeds are present on the near-shore waters east of Orlando.  Large Crevelle Jack (a cousin to the Amberjack) should be hitting the same baits and lures as the cobia and will be traveling in schools or packs up and down the Cocoa and Daytona Beach areas looking for something to eat.  Flounder, black drum, whiting, sheepshead, and pompano are possible for anglers fishing along the surf from Melbourne Beach just south of Cocoa Beach northward to Playalinda Beach which is located just south of Daytona Beach. Cut or live shrimp, small jigs, and sand fleas are top baits for these various species.

Until next time…Catch a memory with Captain Jim Ross of Fineline Fishing Charters

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Cocoa Beach, Orlando, and Daytona Beach fishing report by Captain Jim Ross http://captainjimross.com/2015/03/cocoa-beach-orlando-and-daytona-beach-fishing-report-by-captain-jim-ross/ Wed, 11 Mar 2015 15:41:34 +0000 http://3c5.5ee.myftpupload.com/?p=1049 Bike week is here and Spring break is getting ready to start here in the Cocoa Beach, Orlando and Daytona Beach area so now is the time to book your fishing adventure with Fineline Fishing Charters and Captain Jim Ross.   COCOA BEACH AND EAST...

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Bike week is here and Spring break is getting ready to start here in the Cocoa Beach, Orlando and Daytona Beach area so now is the time to book your fishing adventure with Fineline Fishing Charters and Captain Jim Ross.

 

COCOA BEACH AND EAST ORLANDO- OFFSHORE-Cobia are being landed in the 45 to 95-foot depths near Cocoa Beach again this week .  Most of these fish have been caught by anglers looking for free swimming fish, but some are coming off bottom structures. Many of the wrecks East of Orlando and Daytona Beach that are located in these depths are good places to start your search in the morning when the sun is low on the horizon. Live pinfish or sardines are working well on the structure oriented fish. The free swimmers near Cocoa Beach and Port Canaveral are more likely to chase a brightly colored jig or plug. The King mackerel bite is getting better after the recent full moon lull.  Most of these fish are still running under 20 pounds but their numbers and size.are getting better by the day. The 70 to 90 foot reefs like Chris Bensen, 8A, And Pelican flats east of Cocoa Beach are holding the majority of these fish.

COCOA BEACH, ORLANDO, AND DAYTONA BEACH- INSHORE- I’ve been taking my anglers to shorelines where mullet are congregating in the Indian River.  This body of water is located about 45 minutes east of Orlando.  The shallow flats located here are holding redfish and trout this week. Soft plastic jerk baits like the Saltwater Assassin or Trigger X in the 5-inch straight tailed models are working very well when rigged on a weighted worm hook. Good color choices this week have been Cajun Croaker, Money, and baby bass. South of Daytona Beach we are finding large schools of black drum ranging in size from 4 to 30 pounds (depending on the school).  These great fighting fish are roaming the flats as well, but are usually deeper than the previously mentioned redfish and trout.

When fishing the various schools south of Daytona Beach or north of Cocoa beach we look for them “tailing” and “pushing wakes”.   in the northern Indian River and central portions of the Mosquito Lagoon. Live free lined shrimp cast to the edges of the school are the best way to get these fish to strike.

 

Until next time…Catch a memory!!!!

Captain Jim Ross

Fineline Fishing Charters serving the Cocoa Beach, Orlando, and Daytona Beach areas.

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Fineline Fishing Charters Orlando, Daytona, and Cocoa Beach fishing report by Captian Jim Ross http://captainjimross.com/2015/03/fineline-fishing-charters-orlando-daytona-and-cocoa-beach-fishing-report-by-captian-jim-ross/ Mon, 09 Mar 2015 20:50:29 +0000 http://3c5.5ee.myftpupload.com/?p=1045 Fineline Fishing Charters Orlando fishing report Orlando and Daytona Offshore- The much awaited cobia run is still happening a little south of the North Orlando and Daytona area this week. Fishing is going to get better here in the next few weeks though. Orlando and...

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Fineline Fishing Charters Orlando fishing report

Orlando and Daytona Offshore- The much awaited cobia run is still happening a little south of the North Orlando and Daytona area this week. Fishing is going to get better here in the next few weeks though.

Orlando and Cocoa Beach Offshore- The cobia have started to arrive offshore of Port Canaveral and Cocoa Beach due east of the Orlando area this week.  Small fish in the 20 to 40 pound range are being reported so far but the bigger cobia should be coming to Cocoa Beach anytime now.  Tripletail have been a popular fish for anglers to catch along the Cocoa Beach area this week and this should continue through the rest of the month.

Orlando and Cocoa Beach Inshore- Our days are getting warmer here on the lagoons east of the Orlando area.  The Indian River Lagoon south of Daytona, north of Cocoa Beach, and east of Orlando is holding decent numbers of trout and slot sized redfish on most days.  Precise casting has been the key to catching some of these fish this week with lower than average waters levels around the Cocoa Beach area.  Saltwater Assassin 4- inch Sea shad and Dia Dappers rigged on a weedless worm hook have been getting attention from the fish that are holding in less than two feet of water.  Cut bait and fingerling mullet are working on windy days when the sight fishing is difficult.

Until next time….Catch a memory!!

Captain Jim Ross

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