Bull whiting have been a common catch from the surf this week.
This week we were met with clean surf for the later half of the week as the hurricane passed well to the south of us. As the surf flattered out, the early morning bite was on fire.
Lots of keeper pompano caught from Daytona to New Smyrna Beach. Along with the pompano, anglers also brought in the big bull whiting in nice numbers. We’re also starting to see the finger mullet pods working the beach and inlet, marking the beginning of the annual Fall Mullet Run. Your standard pompano rig with fish bites, fish gum, live sand fleas, and fresh dead shrimp have been the key.
In the river and along the jetty, the bull redfish and black drum have been the target species. Chunk ladyfish, live finger mullet and blue crab on a fish finder rig with enough weight to hold the bottom.
Byran is a professional surf fishing and land based shark fishing guide based out New Smyrna Beach, FL. Call (386) 216-8025 to book a trip, or visit Southern Bred Fishing Charters on the web.