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Friday, May 27, 2016

From Todd / Eric @ Juno Bait -Juno Beach

                         photo Capt. Eric Gates @ The Freight Train Fishing Charters

INSHORE:  Snook season is winding down, and now is the time to try and catch that last slot fish or two for the season.  Snook action has been good around Jupiter Inlet and local bridges over the past week.  Look for the snook to bite best at night on the outgoing tides.  Flairhawk style jigs and swim baits remain solid choices for the snook right now.  If the nighttime thing isn't for you, try the inlet during the day with live bait.  The first part of the outgoing tide tends to be a good, but the incoming tide can work as well.  Live sardines ands croakers tend to be good baits in the inlet.  The Juno Beach Pier also has a fair number of snook hanging around if you can't find them in the inlet or bridges.  Some nice jacks cruising the seawalls early in the morning, and provide some great excitement on topwater.  Other inshore action remains spotty at best.

SURF/PIER:  Still a small handful of pompano being caught north of Jupiter Inlet, though it looks like pompano season is pretty much winding down.  Lots of bait along the beach and around the Juno Beach Pier right now has the snook, jacks, and blacktop sharks fired up pretty good.  Look for the fish to feed best during low light periods.  Croaker are biting well in the first trough.  Small live shrimp or fresh cut shrimp is the bait of choice for the croakers.  

From James Cronk @ Whites Tackle - Ft Pierce / Stuart

The inshore bite has been great! There have been some pompano around the Stuart causeway, and reports of big trout on Sailfish flats. 
The Trout have been thick on the west side of the river around Harbor Branch with some Redfish mixed in, Gulp shrimp will work the best. Reports of Snook and Tarpon off the beach, best way to target these fish is with small white flies, Live pilchards, or any artificial lure that resembles a pilchard.

Sebastian Inlet Report


Winds are blowing out of the North-Northeast at 14 mph, gusting to 16 and there is a moderate chop on the water. We have clouds building up offshore and NOAA is calling for a chance of showers. 

There were a few Spanish Mackerel landed on the outgoing tide this morning along with Lookdowns, Mangrove Snapper and few Jacks from the jetties. Some good sized Whiting are being landed in the surf according to Sarah at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop. Flounder are hitting outside the channel and anglers have had good luck fishing from shore and the T-Dock.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Scouting Around Palm Beach /Martin County Area

     The snook fishing is great in the surf along the Treasure Coast, and permit and big jacks are also being caught. There are a few tarpon around as well.
     Although the bite lasts throughout the day, the best action is around the higher tide.
     Those fishing in the Indian River are reporting a lot of trout on the east side. The redfish numbers are down, but some nice fish are still being caught. Big jacks and mangrove snapper are chewing around the docks and sea walls.
     Snook are really moving around now and be caught just about anywhere in the river.
     Snook have made their way into the surf along Palm Beach as well, along with a few tarpon. Jacks are also active and seem to be there throughout the day.
     Anglers fishing in the Intracoastal Waterway in central and southern Palm Beach County are still hooking snook at the bridges and dock lights at night, although they are moving toward the inlets as well. Small snapper and tarpon have also been hooked, and there are plenty of jacks around to keep you busy.

     It was a good week for bass fishing on Lake Okeechobee. Yes, the window is closing so for best results, be on the water as early as possible – preferably at first light. There are still good numbers being caught early, and it does pick up around sunset as well.
     Live shiners are working well, although skilled anglers are doing fine with artificial lures, too. While fishing the outside edges and back in the grass is always a good approach, there are bass being caught throughout the lake and rim canal.
report courtesy of Palm Beach Post