Thursday, November 15, 2018

It has been a while since I posted a report. Let’s start this Fall fishing report on the current conditions at the Sebastian Inlet. Most have heard we got hit with a bit of red tide. The red tide wreaked havoc on the fishing but for only a short period of time. As of now the fishing in the Sebastian Inlet is really good. The big reds are by far the best thing going right now. The snook bite is good but definitely not as good as last year, and we are still averaging a hand full a trip.
The trout bite remains good on the flats around Vero Beach. We are getting most of the bigger fish early in the morning. The bigger fish we are catching are on live mullet or croakers. The black drum are around the docks, rock piles, and channel edge and are hitting live shrimp, clams, and sand fleas.
The tarpon are in most of the creeks, especially the ones in Melbourne, FL like Turkey and Crane Creeks. They are feeding early, so my tarpon trips are running from 6:30am to 11:00am. Most of the tarpon are juvenile so they are super fun to fight on lighter tackle. Most anglers prefer to catch the 20 to 30-pound tarpon. They can catch multiple smaller fish that will put up an exciting fight verses targeting the 100+ lb class fish which can take over an hour to land.
As usual, the Fall fishing is outstanding along the central east coast of Florida. We had a little set back, but things are looking good. If you’re looking to book a trip now is a great time! I still have some days available in November and December. This concludes the Fall fishing report.
I would like to thank everyone that has booked a charter with me. I am truly blessed to be able to do what I do.
Capt. Donald