The nearshore waters of Port Canaveral, Melbourne, Sebastian and Vero Beach are still on the cold side. With surface temps of 71 degrees and colder water down below, the activity on the beach has been inconsistent. We have been catching a few Snook in and around Sebastian Inlet but the bite is off from the last few years. The Snook we have been catching are in the Indian River Lagoon from Sebastian to Palm Bay and best baits are live baits. The tarpon fishing has been slower along the beaches from Sebastian to Vero Beach also. There are some fish around and we have caught a few the last few weeks but without consistent bait pods the fish are moving around quite a bit.
Sebastian Inlet has had good numbers of jacks, mangrove snapper, mutton snapper and a few overslot redfish. There is a lot of fresh water in the inlet and lagoon currently due to the heavy rain we have had the last few weeks.
Along with fishing Sebastian Inlet We have been spending a lot of time in the Indian River Lagoon fishing the spoil islands from Vero Beach to Palm Bay and catching some nice trout, small snook and slot reds as well as a few flounder and jack crevalle.