Friday, June 22, 2018
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Monday, June 18, 2018
I hope everyone who planned on fishing our beaches today got out and enjoyed the great weather and excellent surf action that was evident along our local beaches. I had the pleasure of taking Eric and Laura Hutter of Palm City to Stuart Beach on a surf charter and what a great day it was. These two are accomplished anglers, but new to surf fishing during the summer months on the Treasure Coast. They certainly picked the right day, as they caught lots of nice whiting, croaker, and one jack from this morning until early this afternoon. Fishbites and cut shrimp were once again the baits that put the fish in the cooler and all of the bites occured in the first trough 5 to 5 yards from the beach. I also spoke with a friend who fished at Middle Cove today and he caught some nice whiting along with a number of bonefish at that location. We are finally seeing some great conditions to fish the beach with light winds and a calm surf. Looking ahead to this week the forecast remains excellent and I expect the whiting, croaker, jacks, and bonefish to continue to bend the rods. We did see a nice school of pilchards moving to the south and the tarpon and big jacks should be right on their heels as the amount of bait starts to increase . Have a great week and catch em up.
Friday, June 15, 2018
INSHORE: Catch and release snook fishing remains the main game in town right now. Look for the snook to be most active at night around area bridges. With current water conditions (dark and fresh) tide has not mattered quite as much as usual. Flair Hawk jigs and swimbaits are a solid choice for the snook right now. Some big jacks in the ICW. Mangrove snapper action has been fair around area bridges.
SURF/PIER: The Juno Beach Pier continues to produce a few kingfish early in the morning and late in the afternoon. Large swimming plugs (X-Raps and Yo-Zuri Longcast) and live baits on a trolley rig are the best bet for the kings. Spanish Mackerel action has also been good at the pier with Jacks in the Mix. The snook are starting to bite a little better at the pier; but the big females are still not fully set in. Croakers and whiting are biting in the first trough. Still a very few straggler pompano hanging around, especially north of Jupiter Inlet. Good number of tarpon moving along the beach right now; getting bites out of them has been a little tough.