Port Canaveral

Capt. Jim Ross

Chunky bluefish are just one of the species anglers can expect at the port this month.
Chunky bluefish are just one of the species anglers can expect at the port this month.

The fishing in January is always hard to predict in and around the Port Canaveral area. This is due to the weather and water temperatures fluctuating from year to year. If it is a colder weather pattern with daytime air temps in the 40’s and 50’s, and water temps in the mid to upper 50-degree range, look for weakfish and bluefish to be the most prevalent species. They will usually hold near docks and other structures inside the port. These fish will take live shrimp on a standard bottom rig or slightly suspended above the bottom. If it is a warmer weather pattern with daytime air temps in the 60’s or 70’s, and water temps in the mid 60-degree range we can usually expect pompano, tripletail, and whiting to be likely catches. Either way Sheepshead are usually a good option for anglers using sand fleas or small crabs near docks and rocky areas.

Capt. Jim Ross
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