photo courtesy of Dave Hartwell @Zombie Tide Fishing
With the cooler temps we’ve received, the Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish bite in the surf has been very good, with most fish falling to spoons and bright jigs. There are still a few nice Snook being caught from the beaches, as well as more Pompano being caught on sand fleas and clams. The Indian River is definitely clearing up, and the higher water levels have quite a few fish hugging the mangroves, both Redfish and Snook. With and abundance of Pilchards around, plugs like the Mirrolure Mirrodine and flies such as the Polar Fibre Minnow have been doing the heavy lifting. Snook in the inlets have been a bit tough on artificials, but live pinfish and pigfish have been effective. Quite a few Redfish have moved into Sebastian Inlet, as well as some Tarpon, with flare jigs working well.