Banana River Lagoon

Capt. Jim Ross

Black drum are feeding on cut crab or live or cut shrimp near area bridges
Black drum are feeding on cut crab or live or cut shrimp near area bridges

Redfish, trout, and some small snook are following fingerling mullet along the residential docks and mangrove covered shorelines south of the 520 Causeway. The water in this area still looks horrible in most places, so sight fishing isn’t going to be an option on most days. Despite the ugly water color there are fish to be caught here. The previously mentioned schools of mullet are generally the key to finding them. Where the mullet are schooled up, these predators won’t be far behind. Soft plastic jigs or jerk baits that imitate the mullet should get all three species to bite during morning or evening periods. One of the better colors to use lately has been the gold pepper shiner color Saltwater Assassin. This is a 5-inch jerk bait that can be rigged weedless on a worm hook and worked at or just below the surface of the water to imitate a fingerling mullet. Rapala Twichin’ Mullet or Subwalk plugs are two other good options to fish around the edges of these mullet pods. Black drum and mangrove snapper are possible around the area bridge pilings from the Eau Gallie Causeway to the 528 Causeway.

Capt. Jim Ross
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