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Cape Canaveral to Sebastian Inlet

Beth Sinclair
April 11, 2007
Melbourne - Saltwater Fishing Report

Florida Surf Fishing Report for: Cape Canaveral to Sebastian Inlet

Looks like the weather is finally cooperating with us here on the Space Coast, and surf fishermen are finding calmer, cleaner surf conditions along beaches.

Beaches south of Indialantic to Sebastian Inlet are offering fair numbers of whiting with occasional bluefish showing up inconsisetently. Most of the whiting are being taken on fresh cut bait, such as shrimp and clam, or live baits such as sandfleas. Blues prefer cut and live fish, such as finger mullet.

Further north between Satellite Beach and Port Canaveral, anglers are finding more variety, possibly due to the number of rocks that line the surf zone. Pompano are still available, to many fishermen's delight and surprise as surf temperatures have been in the 70s, which is pretty warm for these guys.

More common are whiting, bluefish, black drum and and small sharks. Fresh cut clams and live sandfleas are the best baits for the pompano, while the whiting and black drum are hitting a variety of cut baits. Bluefish are hitting cut and live finger mullet as well as spoons. Occasional redfish are hitting spoons and cut baits as well when bluefish are around.

Look for surf conditions to improve this month through May, when warmer temperatures and calmer winds will bring more species into the surf zone.

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