SHARK FISHING AND FAMILY BEACH FUN!!!
March 07, 2024 Cocoa Beach 9 photos
Black Drum
Black Drum
Spanish Mackerel
Spanish Mackerel
Jack Crevalle
Jack Crevalle
Bluefish
Bluefish
Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Blacktip)
Pompano
Pompano
Sheepshead
Sheepshead
Shark (Nurse)
Shark (Nurse)
Shark (Bonnethead)
Shark (Bonnethead)
Whiting
Whiting
Shark (Lemon)
Shark (Lemon)

Trip Summary

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!
Lukas Brickweg
Cocoa-beach, Florida, United States
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