As the water gets cooler, the fishing gets hotter! Lots of snook, trout, and redfish have been feeding along the flats in the Indian River.
The pompano bite has turned on along the beaches for surf-casting. Sand fleas and clams work great for bait. Pompano rigs have 2 or 3 hooks and use a 2, 3, or 4 oz sputnik weight for best results. Incoming tide can be the best when surf-casting for pompano. When fishing inshore for pompano, sand fleas, clams, and shrimp work well as bait, along with jigs. Some good spots to try are the corners of the Crossroads, the flats just inside the inlet between the two channels, and the Stuart Causeway.