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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

From Capt. Charlie @ Fishing Center - Ft Pierce

Fishing continued to be productive again this week. Lots of action for anglers on the Treasure Coast. The weather has been pretty nice lately as we transition into the dry season. Less rain in the forecast and milder temperatures ahead. Expect much the same for the near future and have some fun out fishing soon!

DOA shrimp continues to be our best artificial lure. The trout and snook have loved them. The 382 Holographic Glitter has been a super color on the flats this week. The trout have been on the grass flats in two to four feet of water along with lots of juvenile snook. Our redfish have been on the same flats and under the mangroves. Ladyfish and jacks are everywhere and willing to bend a rod if you enjoy them. Kids love it! 

Fall is always a great time to enjoy the fishing along the Treasure Coast. Exciting action can be found on any given day on the water. The fish are feeding in preparation for winter. Top water lures are an exciting way to begin a morning and provide some exploding action. Winter will be here soon and that means cooler temperatures and windy days ahead. It's all fun though!

Catch 365


                                                 "Kid Friendly"

Many species of "trash" fish (jacks, ladyfish, bonita, even catfish) are great fish to get kids hooked on fishing.  They are often willing to bite just about anything, hard fighting, and around in good numbers (all great factors when trying too keep kids interested in fishing).  Don't get too hung up on having to catch kids the more glamorous species, they don't know the difference...YET!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

There have been some "Real Nice Kings" coming off the Juno Pier .........


 

Catch 365

"Early October and the northern pomps haven't arrived!  Don't sweat it because of improved water quality local Florida pompano left the reefs to feed with the North East Swells.  This week the white floats ruled but as suspended beach sand murks it up be prepared to utilize the chartreuse colors.  To improve your catches anglers should improve their arsenals.  Stock both colors and change it up just you like you would when using Goofy jigs.  Tight Lines ....Pompano Rich" (http://www.pompanorich.com/)



              "Get Goofy For Pompano"

The "Doc's Goofy Jig" is a great lure to trick a pompano with.  The leaded bright colored goofy jig is most often combined with a bright teaser or quill (pictured) via loop knot or split ring.  The jig is sharply popped off the bottom to mimic a fleeing shrimp or crab and pompano can't help but take a swipe at it.  Keep an assortment of colors and sizes on hand, and don't be afraid to keep trying different ones till the flavor of the day pops up!

From Henry & Fred @ Snook-Nook - Jensen Beach




Sebastian Inlet Report


10-20-14 MONDAY: REDS, JACKS, A FEW SPANISH MACKEREL AND SNOOK 

It's a beautiful fall morning at the inlet. Winds are blowing out of the North at 4 mph, gusting to 6 and the water is calm. We had a gorgeous weekend and everybody is getting into the fall fishing mode. We received several updates and photos from folks who landed big Reds. Low light periods or nights have been best for Snook.

Tommy Turowski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reported that this morning a couple of slot Reds came over the rails and that the weekend brought in some large Jacks, big Reds and a few Spanish Mackerel.
Sebastian resident Justin Thompson sent in our first photo today. Justin was fishing the inlet using live mullet when he landed this oversized 32" Red. It was released unharmed right after the photo. 
Our second photo features Josh Morrill with a slot Snook he landed.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Palm Beach Report

INSHORE
   The fishing has been great along the beaches of the Treasure Coast, and there has been a good mix of tarpon, snook, bluefish, Spanish mackerel, small pompano, whiting and croaker. A 2-ounce silver spoon seems to be the bait of choice for tarpon at this time.
   In the Indian River, the snook bite is on fire aroudn the bridges. Fish the shadowlines really late at night or very early in the morning. It hasn't only been good numbers, but also big fish! There are tarpon on the outerskirts of the shadowlines.
   In the flats on the east side of the river, around Bear Point and Little Mud, anglers are catching trout and all types of snapper. The best bite is in 3 feet of water.
   Redfish are biting on the west side of the river.
   The mullet run is in full force throughout Palm Beach County - from Jupiter to Boca Raton. As a result, there are a lot of bluefish in the surf along Jupiter, as well as at the Jupiter Inlet. Cutbait with 2-3-ounce sinkers are working best.
   Bluefish, jacks, pompano and kingfish are all being snagged from the Juno Beach Pier.
   There are plenty of mullet in the Intracoastal Waterway and Loxahatchee River, too, and the night-time snook action has been incredible. Try placing a dead bait at the bottom around the edge of mullet schools. That trick seems to be working well.
   There's no shortage of mullet in the Boynton Beach Inlet or in the surf, which has drawn some nice bluefish, jacks and snook to the area.
   There's plenty of the bait in the Intracoastal as well; not just mullet, but also pinfish and small threadfin herring. This has led to some pretty good snook action around the bridges. There's always a decent by-catch, too.
   They are still seeing a ton of mullet at the southern tip of the county in Boca Raton, not only at the beaches but in the Intracoastal. As a result, big snook are being reported around the bridges of the Intracoastal.
photo courtesy of christinaweberfishing.com

FRESHWATER
   Fish the outside edges and grasslines for the best bass action on Lake Okeechobee. The water level is plenty high, so you can navigate the entire lake, but this is where you'll find your numbers.
   Get on the water well before sunrise and prepare to head back tot he dock by 10 a.m., because the bite is off by that point. The window gets gradually larger each week and it should drastically improve in the next month but, for now, that's what it is.
   Live shiners and artificial lures are both working well, so decide what type of fishing you want to do and have at it; it's really a matter of personal preference and comfort level.