Friday, August 23, 2019
INSHORE- Just another week till snook season opens…it’s getting close now. The snook remain the best bet inshore right now. The snook spawn is winding down and the fish are starting to move out of the inlets. The arrivial of schools of mullet will get that move happening even a little quicker. Look for the snook to be in the ICW and Loxahatchee River around boat docks and
SURF/PIER- Action along the beach and a. t the pier dropped off significantly in our
It took a few stops this morning to find some fish but once I hit the right beach access it was game on. Glasscock, Normandy and Stuart beaches were the three that I fished today but Stuart proved to be the hot spot. The catch list included jacks, sand perch, palometa, spanish mackerel, blue runner, croaker, whiting, and even a keeper mangrove snapper. Pink Shrimp Fishbites and small pieces of fresh shrimp produced all of the bites. The hour before high tide, to the hour and a half after, were the time slots that I fished. The reports of crystal clear water from last weekend probably contributed to just a so-so bite on Sunday and Monday. The water today was a nice "clean green" color and just a bit cloudy. Mullet schools were making an appearance when I left so I am sure the tarpon, jacks, and snook were not far away. The mullet run is just around the corner and with the increasing schools of bait that are showing up every day,there has been some great tarpon action. Early morning and late afternoon are the prime times for hooking up to those great game fish. I am headed back to Tampa in the next couple of days and hope to be back on the beach later this weekend. I will post a report as soon as I get back and wet a line.