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Fishing report from Rio S. in Melbourne Beach, Florida. Book a trip with Captain Rio here.

    Pompano have been showing up in the area since we've had our first cold fronts of the winter. We are finding that there are lots of quality fish coming through which makes up for the lack of numbers. As this pattern goes on and with the weather cooperating we're looking at a good season!

Fishing report from Rio S. in Melbourne Beach, Florida. Book a trip with Captain Rio here.

Fishing report from Rio S. in Melbourne Beach, Florida. Book a trip with Captain Rio here.

    What's going on anglers! The beginning of March Beach bite has been relatively slow, we're mostly picking away at smaller whiting and more fish like jacks and ladyfish out of the surf. This is a promising sign of spring bait showing up as we transition into the spring weather pattern. Daylight savings will change the fish activity minutely, which helps us target fish from the surf earlier and later in the day. With our conditions lately I have been staying busy fishing the river with mullet, in spring the fish that went deep out into the ICW or Ocean return to their tributaries to rest and spawn. Tarpon and snook will be moving into the rivers and will become a prominent target from land. Here is a slot snook & tarpon both caught on live mullet 2/0 circle hook and 30# leader. Tight lines!
    What's going on anglers! The beginning of March Beach bite has been relatively slow, we're mostly picking away at smaller whiting and more fish like jacks and ladyfish out of the surf. This is a promising sign of spring bait showing up as we transition into the spring weather pattern. Daylight savings will change the fish activity minutely, which helps us target fish from the surf earlier and later in the day. With our conditions lately I have been staying busy fishing the river with mullet, in spring the fish that went deep out into the ICW or Ocean return to their tributaries to rest and spawn. Tarpon and snook will be moving into the rivers and will become a prominent target from land. Here is a slot snook & tarpon both caught on live mullet 2/0 circle hook and 30# leader. Tight lines!

Fishing report from Rio S. in Melbourne Beach, Florida. Book a trip with Captain Rio here.

Fishing report from Matt B. in Melbourne Beach, Florida. Book a trip with Captain Matt here.

    pompano bite has been insane if the treasure coast of south east Florida limits almost every trip ... flounder live baiting off the jetties for some nice doormats .. and snook season opened last night and we killed it :fish::fishing_pole_and_fish::call_me_hand:
    pompano bite has been insane if the treasure coast of south east Florida limits almost every trip ... flounder live baiting off the jetties for some nice doormats .. and snook season opened last night and we killed it :fish::fishing_pole_and_fish::call_me_hand:
    pompano bite has been insane if the treasure coast of south east Florida limits almost every trip ... flounder live baiting off the jetties for some nice doormats .. and snook season opened last night and we killed it :fish::fishing_pole_and_fish::call_me_hand:
    pompano bite has been insane if the treasure coast of south east Florida limits almost every trip ... flounder live baiting off the jetties for some nice doormats .. and snook season opened last night and we killed it :fish::fishing_pole_and_fish::call_me_hand:
    pompano bite has been insane if the treasure coast of south east Florida limits almost every trip ... flounder live baiting off the jetties for some nice doormats .. and snook season opened last night and we killed it :fish::fishing_pole_and_fish::call_me_hand:

Fishing report from Matt B. in Melbourne Beach, Florida. Book a trip with Captain Matt here.

    Pompano fishing been hot on treasure coast of south Florida past few weeks, showing up in huge numbers. Beach fishing is a great way for kids and families to learn to surf fish and enjoy the day on the beach flounder and snook as well.
    Pompano fishing been hot on treasure coast of south Florida past few weeks, showing up in huge numbers. Beach fishing is a great way for kids and families to learn to surf fish and enjoy the day on the beach flounder and snook as well.
    Pompano fishing been hot on treasure coast of south Florida past few weeks, showing up in huge numbers. Beach fishing is a great way for kids and families to learn to surf fish and enjoy the day on the beach flounder and snook as well.
    Pompano fishing been hot on treasure coast of south Florida past few weeks, showing up in huge numbers. Beach fishing is a great way for kids and families to learn to surf fish and enjoy the day on the beach flounder and snook as well.
    Pompano fishing been hot on treasure coast of south Florida past few weeks, showing up in huge numbers. Beach fishing is a great way for kids and families to learn to surf fish and enjoy the day on the beach flounder and snook as well.
    Pompano fishing been hot on treasure coast of south Florida past few weeks, showing up in huge numbers. Beach fishing is a great way for kids and families to learn to surf fish and enjoy the day on the beach flounder and snook as well.
    Pompano fishing been hot on treasure coast of south Florida past few weeks, showing up in huge numbers. Beach fishing is a great way for kids and families to learn to surf fish and enjoy the day on the beach flounder and snook as well.
    Pompano fishing been hot on treasure coast of south Florida past few weeks, showing up in huge numbers. Beach fishing is a great way for kids and families to learn to surf fish and enjoy the day on the beach flounder and snook as well.

Fishing report from Rio S. in Melbourne Beach, Florida. Book a trip with Captain Rio here.

    What is going on people!!! Happy new year to everyone. Here on the beaches of Melbourne we've seen the beginning of our pompano run. Though the fish aren't here in numbers that doesn't mean you can't catch your limit, being at the right place on the right tide is extremely important if this is a goal of yours. We've been catching fish FAR out beyond 100 yards focusing on using live shrimp cut into pieces tipped with Fishgum and clams tied onto bare hooks with magic thread. I'm having most success with lighter leader so don't be afraid to size down if you're not getting bites and if it's dead, move. Tight lines everyone!

Fishing report from Rio S. in Melbourne Beach, Florida. Book a trip with Captain Rio here.

    Surf fishing has been slow but productive unless you're after the toothy critters! We've been getting into whiting, and bluefish mostly but there are reports of pompano being caught here and there. Shark fishing has been as good as it gets for our area. The Trout family joined me for a night of shark fishing and they met their match with this Blacktip shark estimated around 70-80 pounds. Tight lines and good fishing!
    Surf fishing has been slow but productive unless you're after the toothy critters! We've been getting into whiting, and bluefish mostly but there are reports of pompano being caught here and there. Shark fishing has been as good as it gets for our area. The Trout family joined me for a night of shark fishing and they met their match with this Blacktip shark estimated around 70-80 pounds. Tight lines and good fishing!

Fishing report from Rio S. in Melbourne Beach, Florida.

    We’ve been seeing windows of good surf fishing conditions over the last few weeks. In those select opportunities, we are catching quality whiting and big bluefish for our area. Until the water cleans up for us, Pompano will be few and far between, however if you are feeling lucky like Jason was, you may get to catch a slot-sized Redfish out of the surf, which isn’t a very common catch for my area. Tight lines and good fishing.
    We’ve been seeing windows of good surf fishing conditions over the last few weeks. In those select opportunities, we are catching quality whiting and big bluefish for our area. Until the water cleans up for us, Pompano will be few and far between, however if you are feeling lucky like Jason was, you may get to catch a slot-sized Redfish out of the surf, which isn’t a very common catch for my area. Tight lines and good fishing.

Fishing report from Rio S. in Melbourne Beach, Florida. Book a trip with Captain Rio here.

    Fishing is hot right now on the Central Florida coast! We are seeing waves of Pompano migrating through with the schools of Mackerel and Bluefish. The seaweed has subsided for the most part, this is the best it's been all year for surf fishing. Find yourself some clean water, a good sandbar and you'll be on your way for some quality fishing. My go-to lure for Bluefish and Mackerel and Big Jacks in the surf. 1oz Gunslinger Jig by Beach Bum Lures. Pompano Rig: Pompano Rich "Pompano Catchers" Surfari Series- Color coordinate your floats to the water conditions. Bait of Choice: Live sandfleas or shrimp cut into small pieces tipped with FishGum. Tight Lines and Good fishing!
    Fishing is hot right now on the Central Florida coast! We are seeing waves of Pompano migrating through with the schools of Mackerel and Bluefish. The seaweed has subsided for the most part, this is the best it's been all year for surf fishing. Find yourself some clean water, a good sandbar and you'll be on your way for some quality fishing. My go-to lure for Bluefish and Mackerel and Big Jacks in the surf. 1oz Gunslinger Jig by Beach Bum Lures. Pompano Rig: Pompano Rich "Pompano Catchers" Surfari Series- Color coordinate your floats to the water conditions. Bait of Choice: Live sandfleas or shrimp cut into small pieces tipped with FishGum. Tight Lines and Good fishing!
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