surf fishing cocoa beach

What’s going on, everyone? Back at it with a new surf fishing report this week. This week is shaping up to be great for fishing, with the winds staying moderately low and the waves not pounding too hard. Wednesday might be the only day we see some rain, according to the weatherman—who, let’s be honest, can sometimes seem like a professional liar. And that’s coming from a fisherman! Hahaha. Anyway, the bite was good this past week when the waves weren’t too rough and the water was somewhat clear. We saw plenty of whiting, bluefish, palometas, and jacks coming in to feed. Pompano and black drum were around as well, but not as prevalent.

Shrimp, clams, and frozen mullet chunks were the hot baits this past week for catching just about anything. Standard pompano rigs, paired with orange, pink, or sunset-colored floats and 4 oz sputniks or 5 oz pyramid weights, were necessary to catch fish.

The shark fishermen have been particularly happy because the sharks are starting to show up! Sharks ranging from 2 feet all the way to 9 feet have been brought ashore for some epic photos and nice releases. Bonito, whole mullets, or ladyfish have been the best baits for targeting them. We have some custom big fish, shark, and giant shark rigs at our shop that our customers have been falling in love with, especially if they’re targeting everything from big bluefish to those giant sharks! The best part is, the rigs that are on our walls are all castable. We also do custom wind-on rigs for drone fishing or kayak fishing for sharks as well. The summer shark fishing season is about to start rolling very soon, so stop on in and get in tune with the latest on local catches.

Talk to you all next week. Tight lines!