surf fishing report

July 4th week was filled with packed beaches, and the fish were skittish but still biting. Moving tides were essential when targeting fish other than sharks and catfish. We had lots of reports of some nice pompano this past week, which was awesome to hear. They were all feeding on frozen fleas and shrimp pieces. Using white, orange, and pink floats produced the most bites on the pompano rigs. This week looks like we will be getting some storms here and there, but it is Florida, what do you expect? Haha.

The wind and waves don’t look to show any signs of problems this week, so it should be a great week! The water never really seemed to clean up too well, but the calmer surf led to a decently clean, settled surf. The fish all seemed to be close in on the first trough along with gaps and deeper pockets from washouts that were forming. Many of those areas were along the south Cocoa Beach accesses. If you were snook or tarpon fishing, the sharks were very hard to bypass—they seemed to be everywhere in the water. They were biting on live whiting, bonito, whole mullets and ladyfish. So if you’re a shark fisherman, you won’t be disappointed you went out and tried.