Friday, October 6, 2023

Ed Killer / tcpalm South Fla.

Mosquito Lagoon

Snook, trout, redfish, tarpon, black drum and jacks have all been on the catch list in this zone. Use live mullet, live shrimp or jerk baits to get bites either freelined or under a popping cork. Fish
the shorelines of the lagoon or of the islands to have shots a sight fishing opportunities. Fiddler crabs fished around Haulover Canal can catch sheepshead.


On days where the shorebreak allows people to fish, there have been whiting, jacks and snook, tarpon and sharks in the mullet schools. Look for incoming tides in the coming days to bring pompano and better fishing for whiting inside the sand bars at many beaches.

Sebastian Inlet

Mullet have been pushing south along the beach and cross the mouth of the inlet. As a result, action has been good at the jetties of Sebastian Inlet for tarpon, snook, redfish and black drum with live mullet or croaker on the bottom. Sharks, Spanish mackerel and bluefish can be caught inside the inlet and around the T Dock. The mullet run will be winding down soon, but bluefish, mackerel and pompano will replace them in the coming weeks.

Indian River Lagoon

Water levels have been higher than normal in the lagoon due to king tides. The fish will be pushed up into area where they typically never get to feed, so make casts into mangroves, along shorelines and near the foot of docks. Speckled trout can be caught on topwater lures during low light. Use mullet-patterned lures for best results. Small tarpon, snook, redfish and black drum can be caught around some of the spoil islands.


The St. Johns River system and all of its connecting lakes and water management areas are swollen with September rainfall. Alligator hunting has been difficult because the gators have more room to roam and are ranging far and wide. Bass fishing is best along the edges on topwater frogs and other offerings that look like they got washed in by rains.

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