EC Fishing Reports

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East Central Florida Weekend Fishing 4Cast


Florida Sportsman Fishing 4caster Capt. Jim Ross
Covering Tomoka Basin to Sebastian Inlet, including Daytona Beach, Titusville, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa and Melbourne

Member Galleries

What's Biting Now



Florida Sportsman Member: jmsnookman The snook were chewing this morning! The fish were amped up in the cooler water, punishing baits, screaming 15 lb braid off my stradic CI4, exploding out of the water, shaking their gills, trying to throw the hook before splashing back into water and ripping more drag.


Ponce Inlet Offshore Bite

Florida Sportsman member: fishesman After a quick stop for bait we headed offshore and spent the day bottom fishing and trolling. My main goal was to catch a good sized red snapper and that I did! Over on the west coast I catch plenty of trophy gags, but big red snapper are usually further out than I typically venture.



Beach Fishing for Tarpon

An east coast skiff guide divulges his secrets for locating and catching beach-run tarpon. Good numbers of tarpon are off the beaches in east/central Florida from late-May through October, as they are along Florida’s Gulf of Mexico shores.



How to Cast a Popper Fly Better

Heart-stopping topwater strikes don’t have to be followed by casting fatigue or an aching elbow or wrist. Fly casting, if your mechanics are poor, can cause physical pain. Throw a big ol’ popper into the mix and it can get worse. But that is avoidable—all it takes is some adjustments in both the construction of a popper and in the way you cast it.

Tackle Shops

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East Central: Tackle Stores

Consider these tackle shops in the East Central region the next time you plan a fishing trip.

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Wabasso Tackle Shop

Reel repair, local knowledge and a great tackle selection are some of the things that have made Wabasso Tackle Shop a longtime local favorite.


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Center Consoles

Florida Sportsman features the top center consoles for fishing the Sunshine State’s coastal and offshore waters.

Guides & Charters

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East Central: Guides

Consider these top captains in the East Central region the next time you plan a fishing trip.