The summer time fishing patterns are starting to happen around the central east coast of Florida. From the giant reds and snook on the flats in the Melbourne area, to the hard fighting 100+ lb tarpon roaming the beaches around the Sebastian area. Oh, and let’s not forget the trophy size sea trout searching the shallows in Vero Beach for live baits to ambush. This time of year is one of my favorites because of the different styles of fishing in all of the areas I mentioned above. Let’s not forget about the offshore fishing! The summer months bring some of the best offshore action of the year. With the temps on the rise we are usually able to catch a mix bag. Some of the fish we catch are cobia, snapper, dolphin, king, and the list goes on. When I fish offshore, I prefer to run out of Fort Pierce Inlet because instead of running 18 to 20 mile out, like we would out of Sebastian, we only need to run 10 miles or so out to reach deeper water. I usually prefer to run my charters early in the morning around 6:00am and be done by no later than noon to beat the heat.
On my inshore trips, I’m spending a lot of time around Sebastian and Vero Beach because of the massive school of bait fish around the flats. The big trout, reds, and snook are never too far from these schools. The schools of baits actually allow great cover for them and a excellent feeding source. All in all, this summer I’m expecting some great fishing in my region and if you are looking to book a fishing charter with East Coast Fishing Charters now is the time to book, our summer months are filling up fast.
Included, is a picture of a giant red my guest caught in Melbourne on a live greenie. This concludes my May 2019 fishing report.