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SHARK FISHING AND FAMILY BEACH FUN!!!
SHARK FISHING AND FAMILY BEACH FUN!!!
March 7, 2024
March Surf Fishing Report Melbourne Beach And Cocoa beach Spring surf fishing on the Space Coast equates to big catches of pompano, whiting, flounder and sharks. Melbourne beach surf fishing for pompano continues to pickup as they infiltrate local area waters. Pompano will be making their way back north for the summer time. Cocoa beach fishing tours produced whiting on the inside trough or second trough as they peruse the surf for crustaceans. In addition, we’ll see flounder fishing firing up as they ambush bait in the first trough near Patrick Auir Force Base south to Sebastian Inlet. Furthermore the shark fishing charters near Cocoa Beach is in full swing! For this interested in these catching strong acrobatic species from the beach, March and April are great months. Pompano Fishing Florida Pompano on a parade, as we circle back to the spring run which can provide great spurts of schooling fish. Melbourne beach surf fishing reports are showing fish in this region along with Cape Canaveral. The key to finding and staying on these schools of pompano will directly relate to water temperature and clarity. With that being said pompano prefer water temps ranging from 66-74 degrees. Not only do they prefer specific water temps, but water clarity holds the key for getting on the bite. Shades of green and blue, Caribean sea colors, make for the most probable scenario. Best Family Beach Fishing Trips Catching pompano in the surf can be tricky for most anglers, regardless of their experience. Pompano are simply one touch species because of their patterns to move and cover so much ground. There one day and gone the next! “Should of been here yesterday,” pompano stories are enough to drive one crazy. With that being said we are here to inform and guide you to pompano success. If you’re still not having the pompano fortune you desire, simply read these articles and/or contact us to book a trip or lesson. Best Beach Fishing Rigs For Pompano Fishing for the much desired pompano will indirectly lead to decent bycatches of whiting, black drum and bluefish without the predetermined effort. Pompano rigs with chartreuse floats and pearl colored beads make a great combination in the spring! In addition, Fishbites electric chicken crab scent is highly recommended in tipping your pompano rigs. The combination of Fishbites paired with live sand fleas, fresh shrimp and clams will produce the knockout punch you’re looking for. Catch Flounder In The Surf Cocoa Beach Surf Fishing Charters is ramping up for the spring flounder run. The flounder run kicks off in the spring months from March through May. Using artificial lures such as swim baits, buck tails and diving plugs produce ocean roaming flounder year after year. The excitement of casting lures with light to medium action rods make for a fun and exciting surf fishing adventure. Consider working artificial lures or live baits close to the shore in the first and second trough in order to target these camouflage ambush predators. With that being said, you can’t catch them at home, so hit the surf during this pristine time of year!
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What anglers said about fishing in Banana River

Definitely lose your fresh water habits! We had an awesome time catching some monters the entire morning.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely lose your fresh water habits! We had an awesome time catching some monters the entire morning.
RocketCity Charters – Cocoa Beach
RocketCity Charters – Cocoa Beach
Awesome fishing...Lots of opportunities...and a wide variety of fish available to catch!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Awesome fishing...Lots of opportunities...and a wide variety of fish available to catch!
All Points Guide Service – 26'
All Points Guide Service – 26'
It was helpful to hire a guide to show us spots where we’d have a better chance of catching fish. The guide’s local knowledge of the area was a game changer
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was helpful to hire a guide to show us spots where we’d have a better chance of catching fish. The guide’s local knowledge of the area was a game changer
Cocoa Beach Surf Fishing Charters
Cocoa Beach Surf Fishing Charters
My trip happened when there was unseasonably cold weather and a string of storms the previous week that dropped the water temperatures. I would recommend that anglers not have unrealistic expectations that they will go out and catch dozens of big fish. If that happens consider yourself lucky. Focus on having a great time, learn from the guide and remember that sometimes the weather and fish don't cooperate, that's not the guide's fault.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
My trip happened when there was unseasonably cold weather and a string of storms the previous week that dropped the water temperatures. I would recommend that anglers not have unrealistic expectations that they will go out and catch dozens of big fish. If that happens consider yourself lucky. Focus on having a great time, learn from the guide and remember that sometimes the weather and fish don't cooperate, that's not the guide's fault.
RocketCity Charters – Cocoa Beach
RocketCity Charters – Cocoa Beach
Let the Captain know what is u are looking for. He’ll make the best choices for you!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Let the Captain know what is u are looking for. He’ll make the best choices for you!
Sea-king Charters
Sea-king Charters
If you have never done this before, listen to your captain. He knows what he is talking about.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you have never done this before, listen to your captain. He knows what he is talking about.
Canaveral Charter Adventures
Canaveral Charter Adventures
Captain, we will definitely go with you again. Thanks for the wonderful experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain, we will definitely go with you again. Thanks for the wonderful experience
C Suite Charters
C Suite Charters
We caught a lot of Spanish mackerel got a bluefish. a couple more weeks of sunshine could’ve brought some warmer waters and different fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We caught a lot of Spanish mackerel got a bluefish. a couple more weeks of sunshine could’ve brought some warmer waters and different fish.
Denise Marie Charters
Denise Marie Charters
Use a guide, or at least have a boat to fish the pilings and mangroves. Open water is not as productive.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Use a guide, or at least have a boat to fish the pilings and mangroves. Open water is not as productive.
To The Sky Charters
To The Sky Charters Melbourne, Florida
Come with an open mind, arrive 30 minutes before stated departure, be in the moment & take in the beauty all around you!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Come with an open mind, arrive 30 minutes before stated departure, be in the moment & take in the beauty all around you!
Canaveral Charter Adventures
Canaveral Charter Adventures
It took a while to find the fish, but when we did, we were busy reeling them in!!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
It took a while to find the fish, but when we did, we were busy reeling them in!!
Denise Marie Charters
Denise Marie Charters
Not a ton of species around with water being cool but if you like spanish mackerel you can tear them up.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Not a ton of species around with water being cool but if you like spanish mackerel you can tear them up.
Fair And Square Charters 36' Delta
Fair And Square Charters 36' Delta
Our captain filleted our catch for us, but I don’t know if everyone does, so verify ahead of time. If you're staying nearby, Rusty’s (and maybe other restaurants) will cook your catch for you.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Our captain filleted our catch for us, but I don’t know if everyone does, so verify ahead of time. If you're staying nearby, Rusty’s (and maybe other restaurants) will cook your catch for you.
Reel Magic Adventures
Reel Magic Adventures
We had a great time and caught several fish. Though, Troy told us the fish hadn't been biting.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
We had a great time and caught several fish. Though, Troy told us the fish hadn't been biting.
Port Fishing Charters – 22'
Port Fishing Charters – 22'
Captain Nate was awesome! Will definitely book again, super informative and friendly! We had a wonderful day!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Nate was awesome! Will definitely book again, super informative and friendly! We had a wonderful day!
Checkmate Charters
Checkmate Charters
Mike is an amazing captain you tell him what you are looking to do and he will make it happen!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Mike is an amazing captain you tell him what you are looking to do and he will make it happen!
All Points Guide Service – 26'
All Points Guide Service – 26'
Water was a little cooler, fishing was slower. Needed about 5 more degrees.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Water was a little cooler, fishing was slower. Needed about 5 more degrees.
Captain Kyler's Fishing Charters
Captain Kyler's Fishing Charters
Be flexible on what you’re targeting Plenty of fish in cooler weather Choose a knowledgeable captain, Capt Kyler Boane
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be flexible on what you’re targeting Plenty of fish in cooler weather Choose a knowledgeable captain, Capt Kyler Boane
Captain Kyler's Fishing Charters
Captain Kyler's Fishing Charters
Don't go out deep without a well seasoned captain, it gets rough out there fast!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don't go out deep without a well seasoned captain, it gets rough out there fast!
All Points Guide Service – 26'
All Points Guide Service – 26'
Weather can be hit or miss this time of year is what we were told. Dress in layers, bring sunglasses.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Weather can be hit or miss this time of year is what we were told. Dress in layers, bring sunglasses.
Checkmate Charters
Checkmate Charters