- Sports and Recreation
Florida Salt Water Fishing Index
Salt Water Fishing the Flats of Brevard County Florida
Lot #21 Water Front Property
Palm Bay Florida
My Salt Water Fishing Home
On shore between these two docks,(pictured above) use to sit, a third fishing dock in a Mobile Home subdivision on Pearl Court near the southern out skirts of Palm Bay Florida.
The house at the front on the Highway #1 entrance to Pearl Court housed the manager for this establishment. There were twenty one residents who lived, on a horseshoe road that entered at highway one and went back up to exit on highway one in Palm Bay Florida.
My mobile home was off that horseshoe road and my little road ended at my house that faced the Indian River Lagoon. I could drop my fourteen foot John boat in the water off my front yard with one quick pull of the winch. The winch was fastened atop the three rollers platform( I made from four by fours) I had it rolled up on to get it above the rising river when it stormed.
I was living on the shore of salt(brine) waters of the Inter coastal waters known as the Indian River Lagoon and I bought the place for the sole purpose to be able to fish without having to use my car to get to a fishing spot.
I wintered here and fished here for a decade. I had many salt water fishing adventures, and experienced tips and rules, that might help you have the same success at salt water fishing that I enjoyed over these years.
The Crucifix Fish
The Legends of saltwater fishing fun facts.
Hirams in Sebastian
Behind the Inn of Hiram's in Sebastian Florida
You can fish off docks that are behind the Inn at Hiram's or under causeway bridges for sheepshead, snapper, and Black drum.
The flats that run from Melbourne to Sebastian are famous for salt water fishing to hook red fish,snook, spotted sea trout, flounder,and even a tarpon.
Salt Water Cast Netting
Salt Water Cast Net Fishing
Salt water cast net fishing will save you a lot of money on your salt water fishing baits. With a little practice you will be hauling in finger mullets and even a few shrimp. Fingerling mullets are the best live bait for salt water spotted trout, red fish, catfish, snook and Tarpon.
Blue Crab Quick Easy Healthy Recipes
Salt Water Blue Crab Fishing with Recipe
You do need a fishing license to catch Blue Crabs with box traps. You are allowed five traps with a salt water fishing licence.
If you are a Florida resident you can catch Blue crabs with a chicken back tied to a string from the shoreline, and make sure you have your hand net ready to catch them before they drop off the chicken.
There are a number of fold down traps that work good also. You tie bait to the middle of the trap and when the crab attacks the meat, it folds itself into a triangle by the strings being pulled up, entrapping the crab to haul up. Blue crabs are one of the best crab meats, you will ever eat.
Included is a how to recipe for cooking grabs on a backyard fire pit. Also try Crab with Spinach Pasta in a creamy buttery sauce.
Salt Water Fishing License
The paper license is a salt water fishing license that you need to carry on your person the entire time you are fishing. If you cannot produce a salt water fishing license when asked by a Marine Patrol Officer you could be subject to fines and confiscation of your fishing equipment or more.
The fishing license money goes to support Marine Research, fish hatcheries, habitat restoration, building artificial reefs and law enforcement. You are contributing to the conservation of the fishing industry ,for use in the future by your kids, by buying a salt water fishing license.
Salt Water Fishing In Brevard County Florida
Salt Water Fishing in Brevard County Florida
Brevard County Florida is a long narrow county that runs seventy miles from Mims to south of Sebastian Inlet.
Brevard County is a treasure trove of fishing fun. You can choose fresh water or salt water fishing adventures. People come to Brevard county to fish,blue crab,clam.oyster and shrimp. The number one reason people flock to Brevard county Florida is to land the Silver King of the Shallows...Tarpon.
Black Tip Shark Fishing
Salt Water Shark Fishing
If you think you have to use a boat to catch big sharks... think again.
You can land huge hammerhead sharks or black tip sharks in Brevard county Florida without any special equipment. You can hook salt water Sharks, fishing from land,a pier or a camping spot off one of the small island on the flats of the Indian River,( near and around Palm Bay Florida.)
Salt Water Fishing Hooks
Tie a Bobber,Weight and Hook
You set up your fishing line completely different to reel in flounder and stingray than you do to reel in Red fish, Snook or Sea trout.
Catfish will bite on anything half dead on the line. I will be showing how to tie these lines. I always use a 20 pound test line. I don't want the big one to get away.
Salt Water Fishing Hooks and How to Use Them
Salt Water Fishing Hooks
Learn about Salt Water fishing hooks rand how to use them. Using and baiting your hook correctly can land you the biggest fish ever.
Salt Water Fishing Knives
This set of fish knives, I have used for a decade or more.
The ones I use most of the time, are the Normark knives. They have a six inch stainless steel flexible blade, that is easy to fillet fish. They also have a sharp tip that can puncture the skin easily. I always skin my fish instead of scaling it.
Catch and Release
We can all help to conserve our fish resources, for our future fisherman, by learning to catch and release your fish. Learn your local fishing regulations by taking only the fish you will use.
Practice limiting your catch instead of catching your limit.
Leo One of My Salt Water Fishing Buddies
Salt Water Fishing Friends
Some people think of a fishing buddy as a person but I am lucky enough to have my salt water fishing buddies as cats, Pelicans, a Blue Heron,White Egret and even a Bluenose Dolphin.
Are bamboo fishing rods good for saltwater?
Saltwater Bamboo Fishing Rods
I will be comparing fiberglass, graphite and bamboo fishing rods. I will also be referring to telescopic rods and Zebco fishing rods for kids to learn with. I love Saltwater Bamboo fishing rods myself and will explain why.
Bet you can't wait to salt water fish?
Are you hooked on salt water fishing ?
Salt Water Fishing From A Pier
- Salt Water Fishing From a Pier
Discussing the easiest and safest method of salt water angling for the boatless fishermen. Pier fishing has become a thing of the past, but it is still one of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to spend time angling on our wonderful coastlines.
Florida's Surf Fishing Spots
- Vacation on Florida's Gulf Coast: List of Florida's 10 most beautiful, secret beaches!
This hub discusses in great detail Florida's top ten hidden beaches. It includes numerous pictures for each beach listed and highlights reasons why it is truly one of florida's hidden gems as well as being Florida's most gorgeous vaction destinations