Banana River Lagoon Forecast: March 2014


BANANA RIVER LAGOON– Speckled trout will begin to take up residence on shallow flats where schools of mullet have gathered. Larger trout in the 4 to 8 pound range will strike topwater lures that imitate an injured mullet on most mornings. Redfish will be feeding during the dawn hours too and often can be found feeding side by side with the bigger trout. Rapala Skitterwalk plugs or Saltwater Assassin 5-inch soft plastic jerk baits worked around the edges or through these mullet schools probably won’t last long if the reds and trout are around. Black drum are another species that should be roaming the flats this month. Live shrimp or Shrimp imitation are good choices for them. Put some Pro-Cure shrimp or crab scent on lures intended for the drum as these fish primarily feed by their sense of smell. Large redfish may be possible around the Melbourne or Eau Gallie causeways, or the Mather’s Bridge for anglers using cut crab or ladyfish especially when fishing at night.

Until next time….Catch a memory!!!