Banana River Lagoon

Capt. Jim Ross

Redfish will be roaming the flats of the Banana River Lagoon during calm weather periods between cold fronts this month.
Redfish will be roaming the flats of the Banana River Lagoon during calm weather periods between cold fronts this month.

Speckled trout, black drum, sheepshead, and redfish will be searching for deep water areas like residential canals and dredge holes during the passage of cold fronts this month. Live shrimp fished near structures like mangroves or docks in these canals should get them to strike. Saltwater Assassin sea shad jigs can be very effective on these fish as well. Fish these slowly on colder days and pick your retrieve speed up a little on warmer days between these fronts. Sheepshead and drum will also hit sand fleas near area bridges this month and can be quite aggressive on some days. If cold fronts are few and far between look for these fish to move into the shallows to sun or search for small crustaceans and baitfish that may be roaming the flats. Small, dark colored flies or bucktail jigs are often a good choice when this type of weather pattern occurs.

Capt. Jim Ross
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