Monday was a fine day to go fishing, so I did. I drove down to Indian River Inlet around noon to catch the change of current between the incoming and outgoing. I stopped by Old Inlet Bait and Tackle and spoke with Butch who said the rockfish bite on the beach really picked up with small fish taking bloodworms. The bite at the Inlet remained best on the current change.
I arrived as the incoming current was still pretty strong. Making a few casts proved unproductive so I went back to the truck for lunch.
I have been fishing Indian River Inlet for the better part of 70 years and for the first time I had the entire place to myself. Not another fisherman on either side.
Slack current greeted me after lunch and on my third cast I caught a 12-inch rockfish on a bucktail with a white plastic tail. A few casts later I had another rock on, but it released its self by wrapping the plastic tail around the hook.
No other action before the current started out.
This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD Fishing Report