[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Showing You How to Have a Great Day Surf Fishing”][vc_column_text]Today trip involved a short drive from Orlando to south Cocoa Beach near Patrick Air Force Base area. The first stop was at the local bait shop to pick up Pompano rigs, size 1 circle hooks, 3oz pyramid weights, and frozen clam for bait. The bite has been best from sunrise to 2 in the afternoon.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Cocoa Beach”][vc_column_text]The day was gorgeous being in the low 80’s and sunny. First cast and we immediately got into the Pompano. They are one my favorite fish to catch as they put up a great fight and they also taste great. We were cutting up the clam into 2 inch pieces and casting them out as far as we could, letting them sit until we got a bite.  What makes this area of Cocoa Beach a great fishing spot is the rocks all along the beach. They provide structure and bait for larger predator fish such as Snook, Red Fish, Pompano, Sharks and many other species.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

Later on in the day, we caught some Black Margate. The Pompano bite slowed down around 1 o’clock. These are another fun fish to catch that can put up a fun fight.

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To top off our day, a Bonnethead Shark, commonly mistaken for hammerheads due to the similarities in the shape of their head, was caught. These are a common shark to catch off the beach in Cocoa. These small sharks are a blast to catch, as they put up a great fight!
Capt. Jonathan