Saturday, December 8, 2018


Its time for everyone to circle December 15 on your calendar and make sure you head to The Snook Nook for their Annual Tent Sale and Customer Appreciation Day. Fred Caimotto, owner of the Snook Nook, told me the deals are never going to get better on every item in the store and there will be thousands of dollars in raffle prizes during the course of the day. I will be there all day if anyone has any questions about our local surf fishing and some of the best captains that fish the river, inshore, and offshore are all participating. Gary Zeidman and son Nick from Penn will be in attendance also and the deals on Penn products are going to be incredible. Those of you that missed the Fishbites Buy 2 Bags and get one free promotion at Bass Pro in October are in luck as Billy Carr and Brett Burford from Fishbites, are also going to be on site and will be conducting the same program all day at the event. Get there early to take advantage of all of the deals that will be available. Hope to see you there.

From Todd &Trey @ Juno Bait -Juno Beach

INSHORE-  Tough week overall on the inshore side of things.  Snook fishing was a bit off, with some fish being caught around the bridges.  Hobe Sound Flats seem to be holding a nice mixture of species  still; including a few trout, redfish, snook, sheepshead, and snapper.  Live shrimp is a hard bait choice to top right now for a good mixture of species.  Other inshore action remains a bit on the tough side.                   
SURF/PIER-  Bluefish and jacks continue to make up a bulk of the action along the beach.  Lowlight periods will be best with a decent bite early in the morning and again late in the afternoon.  Spoons and noisy topwater lures continue to produce well.  Spanish Mackerel are filling in nicely at Peck's Lake.  Clark Spoons and Flash Minnow Jigs are the top lure choices for the macs.  Pompano action has been spotty south of Jupiter Inlet, with some scattered catches coming in.  Pompano action has been fair to good along Jupiter Island/Hobe Sound.  The Juno Beach Pier was hot near the end of the week with some bonita, big macs, kingfish, and others being caught; along with a nice showing of wintertime sardines (don't expect that to last too long).  

Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area


The temperatures have cooled off but the last few days of pompano fishing is red hot. I fished at Bridge Road in Hobe Sound on Monday morning and ended up at Middle Cove in the afternoon and ended up with a big pompano catch from both locations. These are nice fish in the one to two pound range and limit catches are the norm not the exception. As usual EZ Flea Fishbites is the hottest scent that are catching these fish with Orange Clam and Pink Shrimp also producing..Natural sandfleas are also producing bites at all locations. Yesterdays action was as good , if not better than Mondays bite from all the anglers that I spoke with. Tiger Shores and Stuart beaches along with Middle Cove all produced action yesterday. Anyone looking to throw some spoons or hard baits should head to to Hobe Sound as the bluefish, jacks, and mackerel were being caught all morning in that area on Monday. I fished up by Fort Pierce Inlet this morning and put pompano up to 3 pounds in the cooler along with some big whiting before the wind and waves chased me off the beach. The winds are forecast to back off the next couple of days so pick a beach and get in on this great fishing. 

From Whites Tackle - Ft Pierce / Stuart

                                            photo courtesy of The Indian River Pescador

There have still been a pile of Redfish in ft. Pierce through Vero. The Seatrout fishing on the flats in Ft. Pierce has been great as well. The Pompano fishing is great right now, from the beach or the bridges you’re bound to catch a few. Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel have been on the beach thick and you will also find them in the river. With this cold front the Snook and Tarpon fishing at Sebastian Inlet has been fantastic with Flairhawks. This is the last week of Snook Season so get in your final slot fish before its too late, 

Sebastian Inlet Report


We’ve seen a bunch of folks successfully fishing for Flounder during multiple Inlet visits this week so get out there!
A special shout out to our featured angler of the week Jacob Carpenter of Tavares, Fl with this 40” Red he caught on the inlet side of the North Jetty on a Sand Perch. We’re told that Jacob has been an avid Bass fisherman for years, and Tiffany and Felipe Gonzalez of Ocoee, regulars who spend almost every weekend on the North Jetty, got Jacob to come with them one time and he was “hooked”.  Jacob fishes the inlet all the time now.  Pictured here is his first Red ever!  Felipe Gonzalez caught a nice slot Snook in the same spot on a live Mullet.  “The Snook bite was slow, but the Reds were hot and huge.”

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

From Capt. Charlie @Fishing Center-Fort Pierce

Winter conditions have been mild so far in December.  We have had a few cold days, but overall it has been very good weather.  We can expect our weekly cold fronts to move through and cool things down for a few days.  Water temps have been in the mid seventies and that helps bring in the winter fish and plenty of action for anglers on the Treasure Coast.  Enjoy the fishing this month!
 I am seeing pompano, sheepshead and mackerel arriving every day.  It's always good to see these fish coming into the river again.  
Look for mackerel around the inlets and turning basin hitting small shiny lures.  Drum and sheepshead have been plentiful around docks, bridges and channel edges.  Snook have been around the inlet areas as well as bridges and docks.  Redfish on the flats and mangroves can be found with DOA shrimp.  The trout bite has been improving north of Fort Pierce on the grass flats towards Harbor Branch and Queen's Cove.  DOA Deadly Combos are great tools to find the trout.  Pompano have been scattered, but more are arriving every day.  It should be a good pompano season this year.  Jacks, ladyfish and blue runners have been thick in the channels and inlet areas.  If your just want some rod bending action, especially for the kids, get out and enjoy the fishing this month!