Summer time has come for central Florida’s kayak anglers. Look for the fishing to be just as hot as those still and muggy mornings! The brisk spring winds of May will become a distant memory. Kids are out of school and it’s time to get fishing. Many of the baits that are so small in the spring that you won’t even notice them have become perfect bait sized morsels, and certainly caught the attention of or predatory fish. Threadfins, baby pogies (small Atlantic menhaden), pinfish, mojarra, and several types of mud minnows will supplement a diet that has consisted of mullet for the past few months. I will be putting out some short videos on catching, caring for, and using these baits. Those video’s, a weekly forecast by Local Lines Charters, and much more can be found at http://spacecoastfishingforecasts.blogspot.com/ be sure to check frequently for updates.
In-Shore Lagoons: The early and late in the day topwater bite is in full swing. Fishing these low light conditions with walk-the-dog type lures can be an extreamly productive way to spend your time on the water. It can take some practice to acheve the side-to-side motion needed to rtuely get the most from this lure. The reward for a well worked plug is easily the most hart stopping experience an angler can have. Witnessing any of our “top four” unload on your plug in the slicked out shallow water will certainly stop a hart. The space coasts Redfish, Seatrout, Snook, and Tarpon (“top four”) are all predators that love to go ham for these pieces of plastic.