Port Canaveral

Capt. Jim Ross

Snook are just one of the species available near the jetty this month.
Snook are just one of the species available near the jetty this month.

A drop in ocean temperatures will bring a variety of fish species into Canaveral Bight this month. Cobia, tripletail, bull redfish, bull whiting, bluefish, flounder, and Spanish mackerel can all be found along these near-shore waters as cold fronts push them south at this time of the year. Most of these fish will strike live shrimp, pilchards, and mud minnows. If you want to specifically target the larger reds use chunk baits. Artificial lures like Rapala X-rap plugs, bucktail jigs, and small spoons can often work well when targeting the bluefish, Spanish mackerel, and jack. If large bait pods are present this is where you will find most of the cobia and bull reds. The days between cold fronts when the weather starts to calm are usually best so get out there when the winds are coming out of the west or north and have a blast this month.

Capt. Jim Ross
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