A-hearty WAY-TO-GO to our featured anglers of the week! Joe Hardyfrom Syracuse, NY, andEd Nunezfrom Milwaukee, WI. “We love Space Coast surf casting, especially near the inlet.”
Check out this massive 47” Black Drum that Joe brought in using sandfleas on pompano rigs. We hear that Ed has been surf casting near Sebastian Inlet for years while visiting his parents who winter in Melbourne Beach, but Joe is relatively new to the sport. “He’s a great student and to bring that Drum to the beach on a light line was quite impressive! My sister and 88-year old Dad were also there to help land these fish. Teamwork!”
When you do make your trip to the inlet, try the jetties for the Bluefish with your spoons or Gotcha lures. We’ve also been getting reports of massive Black Drums that were caught on the North Jetty, but also from the beaches (the photo says it all, right!?). Use your sandfleas, shrimp and clams to target Black Drum. Anglers are still seeing Sheepshead too. Snook and Redfish can be found throughout the inlet system and are hitting on live shrimp.