whiting in the surf

This week was a mix of seaweed salad, dirty water, and by the end of the week, clean water with perfect conditions that allowed us to fill our coolers with nice catches of whiting, black drum, and pompano.

This coming week, we are looking at somewhat gloomy days mixed with some sunshine and winds coming from every direction you can think of each day. Although not as strong as in previous weeks, we will still contend with pesky south and southeast winds mixed with the west winds. Hopefully, the water stays nice and clean so we can scrape up what is left of the pompano.

The sand fleas have still been on the beaches, allowing for easy scooping. The fish have liked the fleas along with frozen shrimp pieces rigged on the standard pompano rig with a 4 oz pyramid weight.

Cape Canaveral and Cocoa Beach have produced some nice catches when the water has been clean and free of weeds. It has been necessary to either find close-in troughs or cast the bait as far out as possible since the south winds have covered most of the troughs that the northeast winds dig out.

Shark fishing is undoubtedly continuing to pick up, with some nice sharks ranging from 3 to 8 feet. Bonito, whole mullet, and ladyfish chunks continue to attract sharks. We make in-house shark rigs built specifically for the size of sharks you would like to target, and pompano rigs with the best working colored floats weekly.

Have a good week of fishing and check back next week.