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Friday, April 18, 2014

From Todd / Eric @ Juno Bait -Juno Beach Catch 365

INSHORE- Snook are biting at night around the bridges.   An outgoing tide seems to have the snook chewing the best.  The spring mullet run is trying to get going, so keep the baits a little on the larger side for the snook.  They will be switching off the wintertime shrimp diet, and switching over to bigger meals.  Reports are already trickling in of some snook showing up at the inlets.  This is a good sign, don't be surprised if the snook fishing really lights up over the next few weeks!  Capt. Eric, of, says this is one of the best times of the year to get out and try and find a stud snook on artificial!  

SURF/PIER- Still seeing good numbers of pompano over the past week!  The really good news is that the pompano are still biting good down south...which means, in theory, we should see a nice push of pompano well into May!!!  Sandfleas, clams, and FishBites continue to be the dominant baits.   Doc's Goofy Jigs are also picking away at the fish as well!  Best bite for the pompano remains early morning, and then again late in the afternoon.  Also in the surf have been fair numbers of croaker and whiting.  Small pieces of peeled shrimp and FishBites(the stuff really works!) fished in the first trough should find the croaker and whiting.   Late late season bluefish are still biting cut bait and silver spoons along Jupiter beach.  Scattered schools of Spanish Mackerel are still in and out at Juno Beach Pier.  A white crappie jig is still the lure of choice for the Macs!

From Todd / Eric @ Juno Bait -Juno Beach Catch 365

Catch 365
"Why Fishbites?"

FishBites, a synthetic natural bait replacement, is all the rage in the pompano fishing world right now.

Available in assorted flavors (clam, crab, shrimp, sand flea, and more) and colors (pink, chartreuse, orange, flesh); their is a choice for even the pickiest of pompano. Plus, due to the tough nature and construction of FishBites it stays on the hook extremely well!

But, FishBites is not only good for pompano. It works well for croaker, whiting, and other assorted panfish in the surf.

FishBites is also a great choice for tipping a jig. A small piece of FishBites will add a little scent and color to a jig, and will stay on much better than other natural bait choices.

Sebastian Inlet Report


We had a lot of rain at the inlet this morning. We have a wet day forecasted as well as a wet Saturday morning, but hopefully we will see the sun start to shine tomorrow afternoon and into Easter Sunday. The wind is not as bad today, so that is a good sign. It is blowing out of the Southeast at 12 mph and gusting to 14. Small craft should exercise caution. The high winds and rough seas this week have brought in a good amount of seaweed, so heavier tackle and raingear is recommended for a trip to the inlet.

It seems as if the days are pretty slow, unless you get lucky, but the nights are action packed. Tommy Turowski's report on the nighttime activity was confirmed by Manuel and Kim Castillo and their son and daughter in law who fished Tuesday night and from 10:30 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. the bite was very good. The foursome landed a large number of Jacks and Blues, but the prize of the night was a 29" C/R bull Red, landed and quickly released by Kim. 

Our first photo today is courtesy of Manuel Castillo and features his daughter in law, Ilene Dyess with an enormous Bluefish she landed Tuesday night using cut mullet. This is the biggest fish Ilene has caught to date, what a monster! 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Awesome Snook Lure and How to Use It (+playlist)

Sebastian Inlet Report


We have less than desirable conditions today. We have overcast skies and the wind is howling out of the North at 25 mph, gusting to 31. The water is choppy and there is a small craft advisory in effect through Thursday morning. Always check the NOAA forecast before going offshore.

There are not many people out braving the wind this morning, so there's not much to report. If you go to the inlet we'd advise raingear. Even if it's not raining it could come in handy for waves coming over the jetty rails. 

Today's photos are courtesy of frequent inlet angler Dale Wood of Indialantic. Dale landed this nice Pompano off the north jetty yesterday. 

From Whites Tackle - Ft Pierce / Stuart

Inshore the fishing was good with some nice snook and trout  to the north  around the islands on the out going tide live bait was the bait of choice.The south jetty has had a few tarpon and a few snook around at night with jigs and live bait.This front should pass threw and the wind should calm down and the fishing should be good this weekend.