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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Fishing Report For Jensen Beach Florida

From Todd / Eric @ Juno Bait -Juno Beach

Catch 365

"Start high, Finish low"
A good pattern when throwing the jig for suspended snook is a high to low search pattern. Buzz the jig near the surface to excite active snook to start. If that doesn't work try a mid water retrieve to get suspended fish fired up. Lastly, bounce the jig along the bottom for snook looking for crabs and sandperch in the sand.
If those three retrieves don't work try these two things:
1. Change the jig color.
2. Move on to the next spot in search of more actively feeding fish.

Sebastian Inlet Report


We have a stunning morning at the inlet. The wind is barely blowing out of the Southwest and an occasional gust will come through. You know what that means, no wind = no see 'ums, take insect repellent if you head to the inlet this morning. The wind is supposed to pick up this afternoon, which should help keep those pesky critters away.

We received an update from inlet regular Mike Ricciardi of Vero Beach. Mike reported it was a beautiful, but somewhat slow yesterday morning from 7:00 - noon. Tony Swiderski of Sebastian landed a nice 15" Pompano in the early morning hours using live shrimp. "Big Dave" Hartwell landed quite a few Lookdowns using very light tackle and small white jigs. Dave has a great technique worked out for catching these tasty fish. 8 - 10 Blues in the 2 - 3 lb. range were landed, Mike got two. Small Spanish Mackerel were being caught on live sardines under bobbers with 2 - 3' of wire leader. Two Black Drum came over the rails; both were 21' and caught on live shrimp. 
Photos one is of Dave Hartwell with some of the good sized Lookdowns he landed yesterday. 

Photo two is of Wayne Jordan of Barringham, NH with a 21" Black Drum.

Best New Fish Filleting Trick

Former Professional Walleye Trail angler Larry Snow, was to talking about cleaning walleyes. Snow told us that he’s cleaned thousands and thousands over the years. I told him that I’d cleaned a few myself—told him I could fillet a fish perfectly in about 25 seconds. “I can do one in 18,” he said.
Part of Snow’s secret (he uses a regular Rapala fillet knife) is something I’d never seen before. Most of us remove the fillet, then flip it skin-side-down and ribs up to remove the rib bones. Snow keeps the skin side up, placing the heel of his hand on the middle of the rib cage, pressing down slightly. This makes the leading edge (the top edge) of the rib cage stick out. As he slides the knife under the fillet, it naturally catches the edge of the rib cage, and the knife slides perfectly over the cage to remove it. It’s almost mistake proof—a perfectly clean rib removal every time.

The STRONGEST & SMALLEST braid to leader knot ever created

Snook on a " Sand Perch "