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Orlando and Cocoa Beach fishing has been hot this Month

By May 30, 2018 No Comments

I’m excited to let everyone know that my son has passed his captain licensing and has joined me in our family fishing Charter business.  We are now running charter fishing trips seven days a week again.  Captain Justin Ross will be handling most of the weekend excursions.  So, if you are not able to get off work during the weekdays, we now offer weekend fishing options.

Justin and I have been catching some really good fish on our recent fishing excursions with clients.  Prior to the “mini” monsoon season we experienced here in the Cocoa Beach area, the fishing was really good.  Our targets have primarily been big snook or redfish.  These fish are large, averaging 15 to 35-pounds.  Justin and I have been focusing our efforts on these two species at the inlets east of Orlando, but redfish and snook are not the only fish that can be caught here right now.   Bluefish, spanish mackerel, pompano, ladyfish, and flounder are all possible catches in the waters near Coca Beach.  Sebastian Inlet is another great place to target all of these fish, and we have been going to that area as well.  We are using live baits most of the time, because these fish can be very difficult to fool with an artificial lure. But on some days jigs, Rapala lures and Assassin soft plastic tails can be effective at getting them to bite.

Our lagoons are still healing, from algae blooms, but they are looking better.  Sight fishing on the shallow lagoon flats is once again possible in many areas.  There are slot sized redfish, speckled trout, jack, and small snook to be found here.  We target these species around many of the mangrove covered shorelines or residential docks in the Indian River on days that we can’t get outside the inlets.  So whether you want to fish the calm backwaters for tailing redfish, black drum, and speckled trout, or chase larger fish along the beaches we have something for you here at Fineline Fishing Charters.


Until next time…


Let’s go catch your next memory!!!

cocoa beach snook

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