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Cape Canaveral to Sebastian Inlet

Beth Sinclair
April 21, 2007
Melbourne - Saltwater Fishing Report

Florida Surf Fishing Report for:

Cape Canaveral to Sebastian Inlet

Can you say "blustery conditions"? The wind has been blowing up to 30 knots from the northeast consistently for over a week and doesn't show any sign of letting up. Needless to say, this blows out any possible surf fishing opportunity. I'm sure the fish are still out there, especially past the breakers in the cleaner water, however, getting to them is next to impossible!

When the weather lets up, look for some big whiting and scattered fat bluefish all along our beaches. During wind breaks a few weeks ago, we were getting great catches of both species during low tides, which are generally less productive than high tides - on simple cut baits such as shrimp and mullet. The bluefish looked just like the fall blues which are less than 2 pounds but chunky and delicious - unlike the spring time when they are often bigger but very thin and almost all head.

I've also seen more baitfish in the surf, which should draw more species into casting range, especially some heafty sharks for those of you who like to hunt these big guys. Look for more spinners, bull and blacktip sharks in the surf, along with the standard bonnet heads and Atlantic Sharpnosed sharks.

Generally, we start seeing surf fishing conditions greatly improve in May and anglers can start getting ready by cleaning their gear and sharpening their hooks. Nothing like the present to reline and lubricate old reels and check the eyes on your rods for cracks or rusting!

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