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Fishing... 11-26-12

Fished the N IRL this morning. Fished sun rise with top water only managing 1 trout about 17"-19". Then had 1 red fish run into my kayak. Decided to call it a day by 10 being there was absolutely no bait in the water and no signs of anything more then a few small trout and a redfish. Drive down to 1000 islands and landed another trout and a 22" red fish.

Want to try and make it up to mosquito lagoon soon! I heard its going off up there. I usually launch from the Bio Lab ramp... But does anyone have suggestions they would like to share? Thanks!


  • Docked WagesDocked Wages Posts: 3,142 Moderator
    No bait is surprising. I have been fishing South near Seabastian and bait is thick everywhere.
    Mark Wilson
    USCG 100t Master, Assist Tow, 200nm Coastal
    Marine Surveyor, SAMS, ABYC, IAMI, FMIU
    Wilson Yacht Survey, Inc. 
  • duckmanJRduckmanJR Posts: 21,265 AG
    You may just not have seen the bait...
    In colder water bait will be on the bottom(warmer) and will hold over dark muddy bottom(warmer)
    Plenty of bait down in Grant this AM....
    There are many roads to travel
    Many things to do.
    Knots to be unraveled
    'fore the darkness falls on you
  • fishboyfishboy Posts: 1,326 Officer
    Thanks for the report!
  • idrummer13idrummer13 Posts: 126 Officer
    I definitely noticed that the bait was thick down that way. But absolutely nothing at the top of the Indian. I launched from the scottsmore ramp. It was just dead out there...
    But when I arrived at 1000 islands the bait was everywhere. So I'm not sure what the deal is. But either way is was a good experience to check out the area.
  • jumboshrimpjumboshrimp Posts: 820 Officer
    I fished for a couple hours around the spoil islands on the west bank of the goon the other day. five reds and some trout. might be worth a trip for you.
  • SpaceCoast SlayerSpaceCoast Slayer Posts: 3,527 Captain
    the bait is all over the place in the cocoa beach area.. i did a job at this place called riverbend which is just north of patrick and barely south of shorty's bank.. there were prolly 5000 finger mullet per acre.. pretty thick.. try around the hospital too.. west of the building on the bar.. about 3 weeks ago i had three seperate schools of reds converge into one massive school out there.. it was nuts.. and there were 5-10 lb black drum mixed in with them.. plus s-loads of sheepshead .. all in about 18 inches of water.. couldnt get the blackies to eat but the reds cooperated until the school broke up then they got fussy
  • idrummer13idrummer13 Posts: 126 Officer
    Sweet deal! Ill keep that in mind.
  • SteveB79SteveB79 Posts: 20 Greenhorn
    Lagoon is mostly gin clear north of Bio Lab on east side. Did pretty well up there in recent days. My 2 cents would be....not to worry about bait quantity. Helps but doesnt really mean you wont find fish in numbers. Its been a late morning bite for like the last month. Hang close to islands or shorelines. Been finding lots of slot fish schooled up and hangin in middle water column. A few tails in the shallows mid day when the wind lays down for a few minutes. Ive been throwin all artificials at em and having great results. The Slayer Inc. SST's have been workin well along with any white paddletails or flukes. Get out there and explore the should locate some fish even on the worst days. Good luck!!
    Kayaks by Bo Pro Staff dag gone Fishin Magician
    Space Coast Kayak Angler (facebook)
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