Banana River Lagoon

Capt. Jim Ross

Sheepshead are holding on docks, rocky areas and mangrove roots this month in the Banana River Lagoon.
Sheepshead are holding on docks, rocky areas and mangrove roots this month in the Banana River Lagoon.

Cold temperatures this winter have helped to kill a lot of the algae that was present in this Lagoon. The water is so clean in many places that you can actually sight fish for redfish, black drum, and speckled trout on calm sunny days. Look for areas with overhanging mangroves to hold the best numbers of fish. Docks and rocky area can also be places where these species can be found. Live shrimp or Jigs that imitate a shrimp or small minnows can be very effective when we get warm sunny spells between cold fronts. Sheepshead should be a best bet near barnacle encrusted mangrove roots or dock pilings. Sand fleas and fiddler crabs are the top baits for these fish. Causeway bridge pilings can be a good place to check for fish as well this month. Black drum, weakfish, silver trout, speckled trout, redfish, and even mangrove snapper can be found along side of sheepshead at many of these structures.

Capt. Jim Ross
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