Friday, August 16, 2019

From Todd &Trey @ Juno Bait -Juno Beach

INSHORE-  More and more reports of the first mullet showing up are trickling in.  Shouldn't be long till things really start rolling inshore.  Looks like the mullet run may time up very nicely with the opening of snook season this year.  Snook fishing remains the best bet inshore right now.  The snook are starting to slowly break up the spawning party, and should be heading back inshore in better numbers very soon.  The Loxahatchee River has had some very good snook fishing over the past week.  Mangrove snapper action remains fair inshore.  Some decent jacks, and maybe a tarpon or two, pushing around in the ICW these days.  

SURF/PIER-  The Juno Beach Pier continues to produce nice mixed bag action on a variety of species early each morning and again late in the afternoon.  The bait has been around the Pier in good numbers attracting a few kingfish, mackerel, blue runners, jacks, tarpon, and of course the snook.  Flatlining live baits is a good choice for everything listed above; as is throwing a Rapala X-Rap early and late. The bait has been a bit of a pain in the but sometimes, so make sure you have a few #3 Red Hayabusa Sabiki's when they get tough.  For those not into the pier, the snook have been biting along the beach very well.  Again, not to sound like a broken record, early and late will be best for the snook.  The summertime pompano bite is still fairly good north of Jupiter Inlet.  Those looking to take a ride further up the line will find the glass minnow schools up towards Fort Pierce and north filled up with tarpon, sharks, snook, and other predators.  Definitely a cool deal to se up that way.  Just takes a little driving and patience to find them!  

Scouting Around Palm Beach And Martin County

Off several beaches in the Jensen area there has been a fantastic croaker bite. Off of Stuart Public Beach anglers are catching some up to 14 inches. It has been mostly an early morning bite.
Also along the beaches has been a plentiful mix of bait including glass minnows and mullet.
Looking for snook? The St. Lucie Inlet and the beaches right around are still holding great numbers. Best bet is to catch a small croaker and use it as bait.
Around the Boynton Intlet, small schools of sardines, cigar minnows and goggle eyes have been holding at the mouth.
Anglers fishing the seawall at the south parking lot of the inlet have been doing well on sand perch, moonfish and mangrove snapper during the incoming tide at night. Use live shrimp, fresh cut shrimp for the perch and snapper and small green or white jigs for the moonfish.
The Intracoastal Waterway has been active with tarpon rolling in the channel from the inlet to the Lantana Bridge.
Anglers fishing around the Lantana Bridge have reported small catches of sand perch on cut shrimp.
It’s still an early morning bite for bass on the lake. The past week it’s been the first 45 minutes of the day that have been the most productive. In that time frame they are busting through the grass and not too difficult to target. One charter captain had 21 fish caught on Thursday morning with one hitting 8.5 pounds. They were working the area just north of the J&S Canal and using live shiners. Swim jigs and spinner baits are also working. After that, switch to flippin’ to get deeper into the grass.
report courtesy of Palm Beach Post

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

GIANT FISH! - Testing the NEW SaltX Surf Rod

From Whites Tackle - Ft Pierce / Stuart

Fishing is a mixed bag these days, but plenty of action in the right places. The surf fishing is peaking right now, with bait pods popping up in lots of places, and the calm conditions making for some great opportunities. Everything from glass minnows ( Bay Anchovy ),Pilchards, greenies, and mullet have been seen along our beaches, and Tarpon, Snook, Spanish Mackerel, Jack Crevalle, and others are doing their best to thin their numbers. Hogy Swimbaits and DOA CALs are doing the most damage on conventional gear, while flies such as Clouser Minnows, Polar Fibre Minnows, and other baitfish patterns are equally effective. The Indian River is still fishing pretty well, with good numbers of Snook around, as ell as decent Redfish numbers. Seatrout are active early, but fade off once the temps rise. 

Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area

Fished with my son Danny and grandson Christian today at Stuart Beach. It was an early morning croaker and whiting bite as they bit from around 7 to 930 . Cut shrimp tipped with Pink Shrimp and Orange Clam Fishbites caught all of our fish. There were also glass minnow pods that had some tarpon busting through and that activity also turned off around 9 am. The croaker and whiting have been favoring the two hours after high tide for the best time to be targeting these great tasting fish. Heres a tip for anyone who runs into the glass minnow schools as they move down the beach: pitch your whiting and croaker baits right into the middle of the bait as long as they are moving down the beach along the near shore trough. The biggest croaker we caught today were taken that way and we even had some double headers. Good luck this week and catch em up.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

From Todd &Trey @ Juno Bait -Juno Beach

INSHORE-  Catch and release snook fishing remains the best bet inshore right now.  Only about three weeks till snook season opens and we are starting to see slight signs of the snook beginning to break out of the summertime spawning pattern.  When they do some snook will end up out along the beach, others will pull back inshore.  A handful of mullet are beginning to trickle through, and barring any random storms or strange weather we should be only a few weeks from the real start of the mullet run.  The snook now are stilll somewhat relating to the inlet and bridges close by, but you can also start to find a few more making there way farther up the ICW and Loxahatchee River.  Mangrove snapper fishing remains pretty good inshore right now.  Live shrimp, small pilchards, and chunks of sardine are all good bait choices for the snapper right now.  
The Juno Beach Pier has had some really good fishing this week!  Nice mixed bag action from small to large on the pier.  Spanish Mackerel have been around in good numbers this week.  While they will bite some lures; the best bet has been freelancing small live baits on a long shank hook.  A unexpected push of pompano showed up at the Pier this week and they were biting Doc's Goofy Jigs very well.  How long those fish will stick around is anybodies guess...but it is nice to see a few around.  Catch and release snook fishing remains very good, along with a solid number of tarot hanging around as well.  
A handful of kingfish are biting at the pier first thing in the morning and then again right around closing time.  The mangrove snapper bite has slowed down considerably from a few weeks ago, but a few are still around.  Catch and release snook fishing along the beach remains strong.  Still some pompano being caught north of Jupiter Inlet first thing in the morning.  Overall, it's above average surf/pier fishing for August standards...get after it!