May is a fantastic month for fishing along Florida’s Adventure Coast. Cobia are roaming the shallow flats and nearby wrecks and reefs searching for food as they migrate north. Keep a sharp eye out for sting rays in the shallows; cobia will ride their back and stay very close to them. Have live bait handy on one rod and a 10- inch black or – my favorite – water melon colored red bass. Work on a ¼-ounce wide gap jig head. Always present your bait ahead the of cobia and be careful when landing them; they are known for tearing up the boat. Make sure you work the fish for a while before bringing into the boat.
Red fish are holding on the outside islands. To find them, look for mullet schools. Work the islands on a mid-incoming tide or high outgoing tide. Live pin fish or pilchards are the baits of choice.
Fishing is a great way to social distance and we are taking extra measures to make sure our boats and equipment are cleaned and sanitized during every outing and completely bleached down after each trip.
Thank you and stay safe. We are looking forward to seeing you out on the water.