March 20-22

REGIONAL OFFSHORE

Cobia are following rays paralleling the coast again this week. The best action seems to be between Ponce Inlet and Port Canaveral on most days. Live baits and jigs, topwater plugs, and suspending baits will all work. King mackerel are also striking in the nearshore waters on live baits being slow trolled on a wire stinger rig. Look for the kings chasing pilchards, spanish mackerel, and any other small baitfish they can eat.

PONCE INLET INSHORE

Redfish and sheepshead are active along the rock jetties this week. The reds are hitting cut baits and crab, the sheepshead are hitting sand fleas and small pieces of shrimp. Black drum are possible in the middle and southern sections of the Mosquito lagoon. ut crab or snad fleas will work for them too.

PORT CANAVERAL INSHORE

Pompano and Spanish mackerel are possible in the Canaveral Bight. Goofy jigs or surf rigs with a small piece of fish bite or sand fleas will usually work really well for the pompano. Spanish mackerel are striking live shrimp, flies, and glass minnow style jigs here.

SEBASTIAN INLET INSHORE

Snook and redfish are possible at the inlet. Live croakers are usually the ticket for these two species. Baby tarpon and snook are possible up in the Sebastian river as well. Live fingerling mullet or small jigs or flies will get them to strike. Speckled trout and pompano are possible near the clam lease flat south of the inlet.

Until next week…Catch a memory!!!

Captain Jim Ross / www.FinelineFishingCharters.com / (321) 636-3728 / captjimross@cfl.rr.com

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