Port Canaveral

Capt. Jim Ross

Captain Jim Ross landed this big snook on a live bait fish and 6/0 VMC circle hook.
Captain Jim Ross landed this big snook on a live bait fish and 6/0 VMC circle hook.

May was a fantastic month for fishing around the Port Canaveral area, and June should be just as good. Snook, (which are out of season this month, but still fun to catch) will be gathering in their spawning groups and will usually strike size 12 Rapala X-Rap lures in the green or black back models near docks and rocky areas at night. Live shrimp or baitfish cast near shadow lines can be extremely effective at targeting these fish as well. Flounder are possible in the middle and west basins for anglers dragging mud minnows or fingerling mullet along the bottom. Schools of Redfish (big bulls) are usually roaming the near-shore waters outside of the Port. Often these fish are just outside of the surf break along the beaches searching for schools of baitfish like croakers, menhaden, and mullet. Jigs, spoons, and live baits are great offerings to cast to these fish once a school is found.

Capt. Jim Ross
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