Capt. Glyn Checking In

T he fishing this spring has been very different. While there is a lot of grass that has been lost from Cocoa to Titusville, the fishing in the area is still pretty good. This winter/spring pompano bite has been fantastic for my customers this year. We have had quite a few big fish and some good numbers of fish with my best day being 23 pompano in less than an hour. The fish have been along the spoil islands from Palm Bay through Sebastian and into Vero Beach. We have also caught a bunch of pompano in the inlet near the tide switches and along the beach when we could get out there. We have used a lot of Doc’s Goofy jigs as well as TriggerX shrimp on ¼-3/8oz jigheads for the pompano as well as the blues, Spanish mackerel and jacks.

The trout bite hasn’t been as good this winter as it was last winter, but there have been plenty of big fish caught in the inlet on outgoing tides at night. We have seen a few big fish on the flats, but the water is so clean and clear that by the time you see them, they see you. There have been some more mullet moving into the river and there have been some decent trout along the mangroves and under the docks.

Sebastian Inlet has been our go-to spot this winter/spring. The pompano, jacks, ladyfish, sheephead and huge bluefish have been in the inlet and the nearshore waters. The jacks are currently spawning off the beach and moving through the inlet during the tide switch. The overslot redfish action has been hit or miss but is on pretty good right now. The snook bite has been decent at night on Bucktails and on Rapala XRap 14s.

The cobia bite has been tough due to the weather and the cold fronts that continue to come through our areas. Getting out has been tough and by the time the seas calmed down enough to get out, the majority of the fish were gone. There are still some fish in the area, but the seas need to be more cooperative in order to get out. The nearshore reefs have also been holding a lot of triggerfish, Sea bass, Red snapper as well as grouper and sharks.

Check out recent photos from fishing trips with Capt. Glyn below: