Friday, May 24, 2019

Tiny Lures for Stubborn fish on Dock Lights - Trout and Snook Fishing

From Todd &Trey @ Juno Bait -Juno Beach

INSHORE- Last weekend to invite a slot size snook home for dinner...get on it!   SNook fishing has been a bit off this week, with no solid reports to speak of.  A few snook are being caught around the bridges and some are being picked away at in Jupiter and Palm Beach Inlets.  Live sardines, pilchards, croakers,  small grunts, and pinfish are all good bait choices for the snook in the inlets.  Other inshore reports (not uncommonly for this time of year) remain very slow.  Get out and fish early or late in the day for best luck inshore.  

SURF/PIER-  Snook are beginning to show up along the beach, but not in huge numbers yet.  Large amounts of seaweed along the beach has made fishing for them tough.  The Juno Beach Pier has been producing a fair number of snook, but they are biting inconsistently at best.  A few good pompano reports coming in from Hobe Sound Beach.  A lot of short pompano around, with a handful of keepers in the mix to make it worth trying.  Croaker and whiting are biting fresh shrimp in the first trough.  A few jacks and tarpon along the beach.  East winds could make fishing a bit tough this weekend.  

Scouting Around Palm Beach And Martin County

Along the beaches in the Jensen area, snook and tarpon are being caught.
The whiting and croaker bite has remained consistent, but there has been lots of grass to contend with.
In the Indian River, they are catching sea trout and redfish up near Fort Pierce.
In the St. Lucie River, it’s all about snook. Anglers working the bridges and docks are doing well with live pilchards. At night, jigs are working as well as floating live crabs through the shadow lines.
At the Boynton Inlet, there are snook on the inside of the sandbar during the incoming tide and tarpon cruising over the sandbar when the water is clear.
The Intracoastal Waterway in Boynton has been teeming with life lately. On the flats by Beer Can Island, they are catching bonefish on jigs tipped with shrimp during the first few hours of the outgoing tide. Along the docks, there have been lots of small tarpon, snook, moonfish and a few jack crevalle. Fly fisherman using epoxy shrimp flies or epoxy minnow flies are having a blast.
The bass fishing has been a bit up and down the past few days. Live shiners are working well. For artificial, spinner baits, swim jigs, poppin frogs and Zoom Speed Worms, in either copper or white colors, have been working well early in the morning.
With the windy conditions the east side of the lake will be the best bet, but boaters should be careful with the low lake level.

Thursday, May 23, 2019


Sebastian Inlet Report



From our friend Sarah at Sebastian Inlet Bait & Tackle it is top to bottom, crystal clear out there…perfect conditions so get out there if you can!
The bite has really picked up.  You’ll find Snook off the North Jetty biting on live shrimp.  There’s some Permit out there too.  Cobia have been spotted schooling under the Rays and they’ll hit finger mullet, live shrimp or lure.  The Snapper are starting to show up too and live shrimp is your best bet there.  Anglers are still bringing in Redfish on big buck tails, mullet and shrimp.
Featured as our angler of the week, one of the jetty regulars Stephanie Lindgren showing off the first Permit she caught EVER – off the North Jetty.  Check out her personal fishing and hunting guide service The Saltiest Sweet Spot.
We want to thank our men and women of the military for their serve as we look forward to Memorial Day!  Sarah is looking forward to helping all of our weekend anglers and veterans reel ‘em in..  Go see her for tips on where to find the best action!

Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area

I had a great trip today with Anthony Gonzalez from Jensen Beach. Its always great to take someone fishing that enjoys fishing the surf as much as I do. Our catch rate was held down due to the increasing and never ending supply of weeds that keep blanketing our beaches. Its 8 pm and if the weeds had not chased us from Blue Heron Beach, we might still be there. We managed to put 4 nice pompano and some large whiting in the cooler for the fish fry that Anthony is planning this weekend. I looked up and down Hutchinson Island this morning for a beach access that was fishable. Blue Heron was somewhat fishable early in the afternoon but the increasing easterly wind kept pushing the weeds toward shore. EZ Flea, Pink Shrimp, and Orange Clam Fishbites all produced today. There was also a good supply of live sandfleas at Blue Heron and they provided lots of bites also. The wind is forecast to increase tomorrow and back off by the weekend. Hopefully our conditions will improve for this holiday weekend.