Saturday, January 23, 2021

From Todd, Trey & Nick @ Juno Bait -Juno Beach

 INSHORE-  Getting closer to snook season...time to go do some scout work. Snook fishing should improve with warming temps.  The shrimp jig bite has been very good at night around the bridges.  During the day the snook are laid up along seawalls with dark mud bottoms.  Wintertime inshore action remains pretty solid right now overall.  A good number of sheepshead around, along with some black drum.  The Munyon Island and Hobe Sound Flats have both had a few spotted seatrout and the occasional redfish.  A gold spoon or some live shrimp is a solid choice for them.  A few pompano reports inshore, but no good numbers really to speak of.  

SURF/PIER-  This week saw some good pompano catches along the beach in Juno/Jupiter.  The trick has been finding the right water, and try to fish the last of the incoming/first of the outgoing tide for best luck.  Sandfleas, clams, and FishBites will all be good bait choices for the pompano.  Spanish Mackerel action has also been very good this week.  A small flashy jig (with some weight to it is a great choice from the beach)  and a crappie jig is the best bet when fishing from the Pier.  A scattering of bluefish around, but best action on them remains up to the north.  Looks like it should be a great weekend to me surf fishing...go give them a shot! 

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Scouting Around Palm Beach And Martin County

 

Inshore:

Though there are black drum and sheepshead still being caught in the St. Lucie and Indian Rivers the bite has been much slower with the prolonged cool weather.

At the Roosevelt and 10-cent brigde, however, the croaker bite has been fantastic. There are plenty of keepers and some big ones making anglers think they've got a redfish on the line.

Working just outside the St. Lucie Inlet, on the hard bottom in 10 to 20 feet of water, there has been good action for Spanish mackerel, jack crevalle and some big sheepshead. Shrimp on a jig head will work for all three.

In Jupiter, many anglers are cruising the beaches from the inlet up through the Hobe Sound area in around 25 feet of water and targeting Spanish mackerel, bluefish, ladyfish and jack crevalle. Spoons and Gulfstream Flash Minnows are working well for the Spanish mackerel and for the bluefish and jack crevalle a top water plug will do nicely.

Anglers in the Loxahatchee River are catching a few ladyfish and jack crevalle.

The sheepshead bite at the Boynton Inlet has been excellent around the seawalls and on the north jetty. Fish up to 10 pounds are being caught on clams, blanched sandfleas and Chasebait fiddler crabs.

The action in the Intracoastal Waterway around Boynton has been slow with a few redfish, jack crevalle and snook hitting gold flake Grub Tails jigged around the docks and Snook Island area.

At the Lantana Bridge there has been some action on sheepshead and black drum. Live shrimp fished on the bottom around the northwest fender has been working.

Lake Okeechobee:

The bass fishing has been extremely slow the past week. Live shiners are barely working and you can pretty much forget about going with anything artificial.

The spec bite has been decent. If you're heading out on the lake jigs, especially ones that are white with a whtie tail or green with white tail, are working best. If you're fishing in the river minnows are the way to go. 

Though there are a few anglers getting their limits, it's not happening every minute of every day.

More freshwater:

In Lake Osbourne and the area canals, the bite for both largemouth and sunshine bass has been good. Live shiners and topwater poppers in the early morning have been producing largemouth bass up to five pounds. Live shad, minnows and grass shrimp fished on a 1/8-ounce jig head under a bobber has been effective in catching sunshine bass up to four pounds.