Spring 2019 is here, and the fishing is getting better and better everyday! In the month of March, I traveled a little south to Vero Beach to warmer waters, and fished the Indian River for snook, and big trout. The trout bite was super good. We were landing lots of 25 to 30 inch gators. All of the big trout and snook were caught on live baits. As we move into April and May the water temps rise, and the big snook that spend the winter months in the backwater creeks move into the shallow flats. Anywhere from Melbourne to Vero, Florida, we can find these giants. There is something to be said about catching a 40+ inch snook in shallow water. Whether you fish inshore or offshore it doesn’t get any better than landing a true trophy in only a foot off water!
If you have never experienced landing a monster red out of the Sebastian Inlet, I will say there is no shortage as they are on their normal Spring run. The Cobia showed up last year around Melbourne Beach in February though March of last year. This year they came a little late because of the cooler water temp, but when they came the fishing was solid. We landed a lot of shorts and most of the trips we managed to get our keeper.
I am often asked about tarpon fishing. April and May is my favorite time to fish for them. The tarpon I target are from the 20 to 70 pound class. Most people prefer to fish for these size fish because we can land several fish in a day. The longest it might take to land a tarpon of this size is about 20 minutes. When they reach 100+ lbs the fight can last into the hours.
Just want to thank everyone for booking me the last two months. I had my best month ever in the month of March. Remember to follow me on instagram for updates.
Thanks again, Capt. Don