Fishing here has been pretty steady for speckled trout, catch and release snook and redfish, black drum and jacks. There is seagrass, which has been a good sign and has helped buoy the trout fishing. Freeline live shrimp or fish a shrimp under a popping cork.
Sargassum seaweed has dominated the shoreline for several weeks making it difficult for anglers to be able to cast a line and keep it clean. It may be a week or two before this zone gets back to successful fishing.
Summer fishing patterns here mean release of all snook and all redfish. Sheepshead, snapper and a few mackerel are still being caught. Drifting the middle of the inlet during outgoing tides with small live blue crabs is a good way to get bit by an oversized redfish, jack or tarpon.
Indian River Lagoon
Anglers are hooking juvenile tarpon near the Thousand Islands on small live baits or suspending lures. Fish structure for sheepshead, croaker and snapper along the channel edges or around seawalls and bridge pilings. Speckled trout has been good in areas where anglers can find some grass or at the end of docks.
Rains have the river system moving which is always good for catching catfish. Use the current and stinky natural baits fished on the bottom to catch catfish in the Little Econ. The lakes have been good places to find bluegill and shellcracker biting live crickets.