Monday, April 20, 2015
04-20-15 MONDAY: JACKS, BLUES, SNOOK, REDS, POMPANO, PERMIT AND FLOUNDER
We have overcast skies at the inlet this morning. Winds are blowing out of the Southwest at 5 mph, gusting to 8 and the water is calm. NOAA is calling for increased wind this afternoon and chance of showers and thunderstorms off and on today. We are seeing extreme tides due to the recent new moon.
The weekend was fair according to Tommy Turowski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop. There are a lot of Snook visible in the water but not many are cooperating. Jacks and Blues continue to dominate the catches with a few Reds, Pompano, Permit and Flounder finding their way to the inlet. We are still not seeing a lot of baitfish but rumor has it that Ponce Inlet to the north and Jupiter Inlet to the south both have been hot. We are seeing silver mullet, big greenies (threadfin herring) and mojarra but not in the kind of numbers we usually see this time of year.
Walking the beach and watching the sun come up is the best. Being a Snook fan now is the time. Fish are up close and hungry but watch your bite time, if you are watching the sun rise that is the time. Most are short, having a reason to be there is half the battle. This week we had a few runs of Pompano at the beach, no special time, no pattern they just were there. We had several reports from Hobe Sound about Pompano, early was the bite time but high tide sure brings them in. Bring the ice, plenty of big Whiting and Croaker to take home.
Fishing the river, it seems that we are getting a lot of calls about KAYAK anglers, please
have some kind lights on your boat, they will keep you from becoming that “speed bump”.
Enough about that lets catch a fish, Tarpon we are hearing a lot about Tarpon cursing the
bridges in the dark hours, big Tarpon. These fish will take your equipment home so pay attention. Good Trout bite with a mix of Reds and with all the pilchards there is plenty of
Jacks, Lady Fish, Snook and Tarpon to keep you busy. Fish early it is summer time or fish
the shaded water slowly you will have a busy day.
The south jetty in Ft Pierce has produce some nice snook during the day on live shrimp with a few nice flounder around to.Inshore the snook fishing has been good around the mangrove islands north of the north bridge in Ft Pierce live bait has been the bait of choice.
Friday, April 17, 2015
04-16-15 THURSDAY: JACKS, BLUES, LADYFISH AND A SCATTERED VARIETY OF SPECIES
THE TIP OF THE NORTH JETTY WILL BE CLOSED FRIDAY MORNING FOR REPAIRS ON THE WEATHER STATION. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE.
It's another beautiful day at the inlet. Winds are blowing out of the Northeast at 6 mph, gusting to 7 and the water is calm. We have no NOAA advisories this morning but we have a chance of showers and thunderstorms later today.
Fishing has been pretty much the same. We are seeing lots of Jacks, Blues and Ladyfish with a variety of species in ones and twos, just enough to keep our anglers curious as to when the spring bite will turn on. When the schools of bait fish start coming in, the predators will follow. In the meantime, patience is the key. With the weather being so great, just being outside enjoying our natural resources is a great way to spend the day or a few hours.
Our photo today is of Estefania Bustista who reported a single school of mullet making rounds around the jetty and other than Estefania's big Jack, a few Reds, Snook and Black Drum were pulled over the rails. She was using live mullet on the outgoing to land her fish.
The beach fishing has had a few pompano and some Spanish mackerel around. Inshore the fishing has been great with some nice trout around Bear point to the power plant with soft baits have produced little fish and live bait has produced the bigger fish.The fishing to the north around Queens Cove has been good with a few reds and a few nice snook around first light.The jetties in Ft Pierce and Sebastian have been producing a few snook and Tarpon and night on the Outgoing tide.