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Fly Fishing Melbourne, Meritt Island, and Cape Canaveral, Florida

03/02/19 Fishing Report: (See Fishing Report Archive at bottom of page)
Bluefish, pompano, jacks and tripletail have been caught in good numbers near shore out of
the inlets. Large sheepshead are being caught around the jetties. Inshore redfish and trout
are being caught, some on on top water flies. The Banama River has been hot.

Description of the waters:
The waters of this area are known as the Space Coast and hold more than 500 species of
fish. The waters are clear and blue and the bottom is sandy with a trough running through
this area close to the beach bringing fish inshore to feed in the rip currents. The Banana
River is great for inshore species.

Jack Crevalle
Spotted Sea Trout
Jack Crevelle
King Mackerel
Black Drum

The fishing season is year-round.
Spring is the best time for fly fishing for Barracuda, Cobia, and Redfish
This is a good time for Barracuda and Shark,
Fall brings about good Barracuda, Bonito, Cobia, and Mackerel fishing.
Is a good time for Pompano, Black Drum, Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, Redfish, Sheepshead,
and Bonito
Tide Chart: Cape Canaveral

Weather: Cape Canaveral

Recommended Flies For :
Inshore species

Flats Flies:
Baby Crab
Brown Crab
Bottom Prawn
Mantis Shrimp
Backcounty Baitfish

Inland water Flies:
Olive Baitfish:
White Minnow

Baby Crab
White Shrimp
Yellow Shrimp
Coral Marabou Shrimp
White Marabou Shrimp
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Recommended Tackle & Gear
Fly Line:
Floating 5 to 8 weight, depending on species
Saltwater Hand-tied Leaders

Best Fly Rods:
Perfect Fly SS Series: 7 through 10 weight
(depending on species)

Fly Reels:

Misc Items:
Polarized Sunglasses

Tools & Accessories:
Nippers, forceps, retractors, etc.
Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (
with the dates you will be fishing this area and we will send you a list of our fly
suggestions. Please allow up to 24 hours for a response.

2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help you decide which flies you need.

3. Email us (
with a budget for flies and we will select them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.

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U. S. Orders over $75 are shipped via Priority Mail.  
Fishing Report Archives:
Surf fishing is outstanding right now for Permit and Pompano. Black
Drum are plentiful and Reds are schooling just a short way from the beach. In
Melbourne the weather is moderate with a few rain showers. Trevally, Shark,
and Snapper are biting. Around Merritt Island Redfish, Snook, and Spotted Sea
Trout are on the menu.