Thursday, June 22, 2017

From Capt. Charlie @ Fishing Center - Ft Pierce

Rainy days continued again this week. Good to see the rain, but it is not always the most cooperative weather for fishing. Plan your days carefully and watch those skies around you. It’s been hot so far this summer and I expect it will be another hot summer this year. Water temperatures have been in the mid to high seventies as the rains help keep the water cooler.                                       Inshore look for trout on the grass flats with DOA Deadly Combos in three to five feet of water. Top water at first light can find them in very shallow water. Redfish should be hanging around mangroves and docks. The snook bite around the bridges and inlets has been good for anglers using live bait. Snapper have been plentiful around structure with keeper sized fish in the river now. June might be a wet month, but the fishing has been good most days on the Treasure Coast.

Sebastian Inlet Report



Winds are blowing out of the East-Southeast at 3 mph, gusting to 5 and there is a moderate chop on the water. There are no NOAA advisories this morning but we have a chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. We are seeing extreme tides due to tomorrow's new moon.

The same cast of characters are making appearances at the inlet. Spanish Mackerel are the most prevalent species. Gotcha lures are very effective as are greenies, which have been plentiful. Be sure to use a wire leader to help prevent cut-offs from their razor sharp teeth. Bonito have been active but a lot of the schools have been out of casting range. Lookdowns, big Jacks and a few Blue Runners have come over the rails as well.

Our angler of the day is Wes. Wes was fishing the north jetty when he landed the large Lookdown in our photo. Lookdowns are tasty little panfish and can be landed on small jigs or tiny plugs and minnows or small shrimp. Nice catch Wes!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area Edit | View | Share | Delete

Whiting, croaker, jacks, barracuda, and blacktip sharks all made the surf report from this past week. My work schedule has kept me off the beach this week but I did speak with my folks who fished in between the ongoing thunderstorms. Barry Richards, one of our top local surf fisherman, caught and released a nice barracuda and a 50-pound blacktip shark last Thursday at Santa Lucea Beach. Barry was using cut mullet on a fishfinder rig 50 yards off the beach. There were also some nice croaker caught by some folks that were fishing the same area. My son Randy and his family caught whiting at Dollmans Beachside on fishbites and shrimp over the weekend, but were chased off of the beach when the thunderstorms moved into the area. His fish were caught in the first trough 10 - 15 yards from the edge of the beach. The stronger southeast winds of the past couple of days are forecast to back off by the weekend and conditions should be good. Whiting, croaker, jacks, and catch-and release snook should all be in the mix in the upcoming days. Look for pods of tarpon moving down the beach as bait schools move into our area. Early morning will be best for the tarpon and snook and target the hours around the high tide mark for the whiting and croaker. Good luck and catch em up.

Scouting Around Palm Beach/Marten County Area


Along the beaches in Jensen the whiting and croaker bite is still fairly consistent.
The snook and tarpon are also hitting with Bathtub Beach currently the spot for tarpon.
Live glass minnows are working well for the massive fighters.
In the river, around the spillways it’s been ‘game on’ for snook. They are feasting on the cichlids being flushed through.
Best bets are to use jigs or swimbaits. Remember it is illegal to fish with freshwater baits and it is catch and release only for snook.
In Jupiter, the fishing along the beaches for snook and jack crevalle has been excellent and at the pier anglers have been catching plenty of whiting and sand perch.
In the Loxahatchee River and the Intracoastal Waterway the action is still slow, but the water is definitely beginning to clear up.
In the Boynton Beach area there is still a lot of fresh water in the Intracoastal Waterway.
It’s been so concentrated at times that it’s killed many saltwater fish including mojarra, moonfish and barracuda.
Anglers fishing from the Lantana Bridge have not reported much action.
Inlet fisherman are catching a few jack crevalle.


Following several weeks of consistent rain, there has been a lot of water has been moving into the lake.
This has made the bass fishing a bit more challenging as the fish have been more scattered.
As far as live bait, versus artificial it’s been pretty even.
All fishing report information courtesy of Snook Nook in Jensen Beach, Fishing Headquarters in Jupiter, Capt. Bruce Cyr and Capt. Mark King.
report courtesy of Palm Beach Post

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Sebastian Inlet Report


Winds are blowing out of the East-Southeast this morning at 14 mph, gusting to 15 and the water is choppy. We have a chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. NOAA is calling for small craft to exercise caution.

We have the same cast of characters coming over the rails of the jetties. Spanish Mackerel and Bonito are the dominate catches but they are sporadic. Either species will take Gotcha lures, spoons and anything that is eye-catching. A few Jacks are hitting but mostly in the river. The river is holding Mangrove Snapper and Reds as well. Get out and wet a line!

Our angler of the day is Alex Albaugh of Melbourne. Alex fished the north side of the north jetty morning fishing when he landed the good sized Bonito in our photo. Alex was using a Gotcha! 

Monday, June 19, 2017

Scouting Around Boynton Beach Inlet With Marco D Miller

Report Date: 6/19/17
Time of Day : Morning
 Tide: High (outgoing water)
Water clarity : dirty
Weather Conditions: partly cloudy
Wind Conditions: Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots.
Sea Conditions: 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet.
Primary Bait: sardines
Secondary Bait: goggle eye
Fish : runners, catch and release snook, overall very slow

Sebastian Inlet Report


Winds are blowing out of the East-Southeast at 11 mph, gusting to 15 and there is a moderate chop on the water. We can expect numerous scattered showers and thunderstorms today and through the rest of the week. NOAA is calling for small craft to exercise caution.

Tommy Turowski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reported that the bite is still on the slow side from the jetties. Spanish Mackerel and Bonito are the most prevalent species from the jetties. Anglers fishing the Indian River are having pretty good luck with Reds, Jacks, Snapper and Trout. Get out and wet a line!

Our photo He landed the huge Jack off the north jetty.