Friday, March 23, 2018

From Todd &Trey @ Juno Bait -Juno Beach

INSHORE:  Snook fishing remains very good inshore right now.  The snook are biting live shrimp at night around bridges and docklights, and live mullet around docks and seawalls during the day.  The snook maybe a bit sluggish after the front so be prepared to slow things down.  Some big jacks are cruising the ICW.  A noisy topwater plug along a seawall is a god way to go to get the big jacks fired up.  The Sheepshead have been biting around area bridges and boat docks on live shrimp and sandfleas.  Overall pretty good inshore fishing right now.

SURF/PIER:  Pompano fishing was fair this week; both from the pier and beach.  Doc's Goofy Jigs are catching them from the pier, while sand fleas and clams are the way to go from the beach.  Some large bluefish around right now.  Spoons and topwater are a good choice for the bluefish.  Scattered spanish mackerel around.  Lots of sharks along the beach right now, including some full size ones! Could be a pretty good weekend on the beach fishing wise this weekend! 

From Capt. Charlie @ Fishing Center - Ft Pierce

Looks like winter has to show up just one more time to cool things down. Just when you thought Spring had's another cold front. It won't last long and this should be the last one...I hope! Winds have been prevailing most days with one or two mornings each week that give you some light winds to get around the river and enjoy the fishing. The water has been pretty dirty most days near the inlets. Look for cleaner water to find the best fishing. 
Try docks for redfish, sheepshead and snapper this time of year. Channel edges will hold sheepshead, drum and snapper. 
There are croakers and sand perch in the river now. I enjoy the winter and spring bite because there are a good variety of fish to target. The cold front should help improve the pompano and croaker bite for us. It a wonderful time of year to enjoy the fishing. Just plan your trip around the winds!

Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area

Although we won't have the flat, calm surf conditions of last weekend, the outlook to bend a rod looks great along our beaches. Spanish mackerel, pompano, whiting, croaker, bluefish, ladyfish, jacks, and sharks continue to be caught at numerous locations and I don't see this action backing off. I started off this morning at the south end of Hutchinson Island and was greeted by a stiff northeasterly wind that was gusting up to 20 knots. I checked Fletcher Beach Access and spoke with an angler who had put a couple of pompano in his cooler before the wind picked up. Heading north I checked Normandy but did not like the conditions and drove up to Middle Cove where the action had been so good during the early part of the week. Five ounce pyramid and spider sinkers were the key to holding the bottom in the four foot surf, and my first cast with a rod rigged with EZ Flea Fishbites produced a pompano very quickly. The action slowed and the only bites I got were from a bluefish and a ladyfish. After the tide turned at about 12:30 the action turned on. Five more nice sized pompano, bluefish, blue runners, and whiting were all added to the catch list as the tide started to drop. The falling tide in the afternoon has been the prime time for the pompano bite in the last couple of weeks so if you can't spend all day on the beach try to target this time slot. Fishbites and sandfleas were the best baits today and it was nice to see some of these large pompano re-appear. Reports of 12 and 13 inch pompano were the norm during the past week but today the bigger ones took center stage. I got a text from Hayden Murphy, who is a big time river angler at 5 pm; he had just released a nice spinner shark at Middle Cove and reported the schools of mackerel were up and down the beach. This should be a great surf weekend whether you are going to target whiting and croaker in the first trough, set up the long rods for pompano, or get the heavy tackle out and play catch-and-release with the spinner and blacktip sharks. 

Sebastian Inlet Report

Winds are blowing out of the North-Northwest at 9 mph, gusting to 15 this morning and there is a moderate chop on the water.  Conditions are much calmer than yesterday but will remain choppy through today.  The forecast is for the wind to start calming down even more over the weekend.
Tommy Turowski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reported that Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel were biting all day in the rough conditions yesterday.  Blues were jumping all over the place and they were being landed in good numbers.  This morning the Mackerel have disappeared but Blues and Jacks are active.  A few Snook, Reds and Sheepshead have been in the mix as well.  
Our angler of the day is inlet regular Mark.  Mark landed this huge 22” Black Margate from the north jetty.  Mark was free lining live shrimp fishing for Snook but ended up with this instead.  We rarely see them this size, nice catch Mark!  

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