Fishing is off to a good start this week. Pompano fishing has been good along the indian river near sandy flats. Using pompano jigs and drift fishing has been an excellent way to locate schools of hungry pompano. Snook season is now open. It’s been pretty consistent this week with some nice keeper size fish caught on live threadfins & pilchards freelined on a 4/0 BKK circle hook. Night fishing has been good with artificial around local bridges and inlets. Expect a few jack crevelles, bluefish, & redfish in the mix while targeting snook this week. Bottom fishing with shrimp has been producing plenty of sheepshead & black drum. Refish is still catch and release for the entire indian river. Nearshore fishing has been hot for spanish mackerel, bluefish, and pompano. Tsunami 1/2 oz glass minnow jigs with a wire tracer and a fast retrieve will yield all the bites you can handle. Pompano jigs near the surf will produce the bites. Beach fishing with fish bites and pompano rigs with surf rods has been working well if a boat is unavailable to you. Offshore fishing has been hit or miss for sailfish this week. In-between cold fronts can produce epic sailfish action if you time it right this time of year. Fishing in 90′-220′ has been a good area to focus for sailfish, mahi, tuna, kingfish, & the occasional wahoo. Trolling or drifting live baits will be your best method of attack. Bottom fishing on the 8 mile has been good for snapper, kingfish, and cobia. Longleader rigs with a dead or live sadine will be your ticket to success. 

Tight Lines, 

Capt Jonathan

Black Drum
Full- Day inshore charter