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What is the fishing like in Melbourne?

I just recently applied to a job in Melbourne and I'm curious what the fishing is like there.

I'm an inshore guy; reds, trout, flounder, etc.



  • duckmanJRduckmanJR Posts: 21,265 AG
    We have all of those.... and a lot more. 

    There are many roads to travel
    Many things to do.
    Knots to be unraveled
    'fore the darkness falls on you
  • saltyreefersaltyreefer Posts: 277 Deckhand
    Not that great
  • BarrellBarrell Posts: 1,305 Officer
    edited September 2018 #4
    Im from Fort Pierce and dont fish that area but Im sure you wont have any problem caching em up. You are not far from Sebastion inlet to the south which is probably one of the best inlets to fish in all of florida. Flounder over 5 pounds are common in the winter along with dozens of other species depending on the time of year. Follow Duckmans posts as he seems to have that area wired.
  • duckmanJRduckmanJR Posts: 21,265 AG
    Those big winter Flounder are getting less and less common....habitat loss and a lot more guys gigging....but...


    I get more in the river in summer - Fall ...this was yesterday. 
    There are many roads to travel
    Many things to do.
    Knots to be unraveled
    'fore the darkness falls on you
  • FlecFlec Posts: 735 Officer
    Hopefully you are a trailer boater so you can put yourself in productive waters. There just are not as many islands,coves and mangrove shorelines in the Melbourne area as there is 20 miles south. I keep telling myself that I am going to re-try Melbourne one of these days and see how the fishing is. I Know how it used to be, being that I was born here 59 years ago, but until I retire I just don't have the time to explore. I guess no one on this forum fishes Melbourne.
    Unless you spend everyday on the water and have the fish dialed in I would not expect much from inshore.  I’m a working class fisherman.  I get out once in awhile and I’ve noticed that more trips than not are boat rides trying to find productive waters.  The beaches can be good depending on time of year and weather.  Lake Toho gives up some really nice bass fishing and the St. John’s river can be really good.  If your lucky and watch closely some of the locals will give up their honey holes on this forum...
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