Banana River Lagoon

Capt. Jim Ross

Redfish like this pair that hit live free-lined shrimp, may be possible on the shallow flats if the waters stay relatively clear and baitfish are present.
Redfish like this pair that hit live free-lined shrimp, may be possible on the shallow flats if the waters stay relatively clear and baitfish are present.

This portion of the lagoon system was showing signs of improvement last month. It is encouraging that this trend may continue, now that we are in the June through August Lawn Fertilizer ban period where it is illegal to apply these lagoon-killing products to our lawns. Hopefully we will start to see some sea grass regrowth on many of the flats in the Banana River and New Found Harbor areas. Trout, redfish, and jack should be possible on the flats and along the drop offs where schools of mullet and glass minnows are found. These fish will usually hit a 1/8 to ¼ ounce jig head with a Saltwater Asssassin 4-inch sea shad attached. Lures like the Rapala Skitterwalk are great search baits during early morning or late afternoon period. Sub-surface plugs Like the Rapala Twichin’ Mullet or Subwalk are also very effective on these three species-especially when puffers are a problem.

Capt. Jim Ross
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