Our kayak fishing guides and myself have been having tremendous success since Hurricane Sandy blew by last week. The fish have been on a binge eating everything in sight, and many of our fishermen are reporting that redfish are darting after soft jerk baits and other mullet imitations from as far as 20 feet away. Redfish from 20" to 40" are being caught as are seatrout from 14" to 25+". And the catch numbers are fantastic. Keep in mind all of our fishing is either by kayak, paddleboard, or wading, and our clients are catching an average of about 5 redfish and 2-3 trout in a 4hr period. The more skilled angler can double this because the fish are there. They are everywhere!
The mullet run is in full gear and there are schools of mullet of all sizes making their way down the beach and the lagoon system. One of the great benefits this time of year is that you don't have to be on the water before daylight as is the case in the heat of the summer. Right now, the best catches seem to be 9am to noon, and again in the last 2 hours of daylight, but fish are being caught all day.
We have been launching at Kars Park in north Merritt Island and from the 528 beachline causeway, and from a few lesser known launch areas in the Banana River and Sykes Creek. If you would like to get out and enjoy the insanity of the mullet run, and have a very relaxing day on the water for an extremely affordable rate, give us a call. A1A Beach Rentals is your spot for booking a kayak and/or paddleboarding fishing adventure.