This week has been much like the past few weeks, with the water temperatures staying in the low to mid 80’s and crystal clear and glass. The bait pods are still running strong up and down the beach.
A good mix of fish have been hitting the sand this week. The normal summer time fish, whiting and croakers, are getting caught along with the occasional pompano. But with the pods of baitfish, we’ve also got the Spanish mackerel, the kings, tarpon and sharks feeding early and late in the evening very close to shore.
For the whiting and croakers, grab some fresh shrimp or live sand fleas and fish a standard pompano rig and fish it with enough weight to hold bottom. For the Spanish mackerel, your going to want to use live finger mullet, or live pogies. If you prefer to chase the fish throwing artificial baits, then you will want to go with the standard bucktail jig, silver gotcha plug, or diamond spoon.
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.