Happy Thanksgiving Space Coast Fishing Report 

2017-11-19 07:57:27
Orlando, Florida - Saltwater Fishing Report
Indian River and Banana River Lagoons, Spruce Creek

Happy Thanksgiving Space Coast Fishing Report 

I hope all of you have a blessed and happy Thanksgiving, and I thank you for reading this Space Coast fishing report.

The observant among you probably noticed I skipped last week. Really, there was nothing to report.

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Tammy, Mike and I were supposed to go fishing. Something about the 20 knot winds in the forecast scared off some of the participants. I went alone to the north end of the Indian River Lagoon, and enjoyed the birds and wind.


Mike Conneen and I went to Spruce Creek to do some paddling. My first fish was a fat flounder. Have you ever noticed you never hear the words "catch-and-release" and "flounder" in the same sentence?

In addition I got five redfish and two snook, all on jigs. With the exception of a 22 inch red, everything was decidedly below the slot. Mike got some fish too!

Tom VanHorn took me into the Banana River Lagoon. You still can't see the bottom. While I brought a fly rod I really didn't expect to use it.

My first fish was a monster sail cat, the biggest I've ever gotten. I cleaned a large chunk of slimy goo off my leader afterwards.

We began hitting seatrout, fairly nice ones. We came to a spot where the trout action on jigs was hot enough that I broke out the six-weight. I can't say I did great but I missed a few strikes and got a couple trout to about three pounds. All-in-all it was the best fishing I've had since Irma passed by, which is certainly encouraging.

And that, dear reader, is the Space Coast fishing report. Thanks for reading!

Life is great and I love my work!

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Fish Species: seatrout, flounder, snook, redfish
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About The Author: John Kumiski

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Area Reporting: Florida's Space Coast

Bio: Guiding fly and light tackle anglers on Florida\'s Space Coast for over 20 years.

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