Friday, October 20, 2017

Mullet Run Snook, Reds, And Flounder

From Todd /Trey/ Paul @ Juno Bait -Juno Beach

INSHORE:  Good snook fishing continues to dominate the inshore scene.  Best action remains at night around the bridges on flair hawk jigs, swim baits, and shrimp jigs.  The snook can also be found along seawalls and under boat docks during the day.  A live mullet is the bait of choice for the snook during the day.  Some jacks, tarpon, and big ladyfish still mixed in with the snook.  Other inshore action has been a bit spotty.  Still hearing of good numbers of mullet up the coast, so not done on the mullet run just yet!
                            

SURF/PIER:  Still looking for the water to clear up some, but the fish seem to be adapting to the less than ideal water.  Pompano have started to bite around the Juno Beach Pier on clams and Doc's Goofy Jigs.  Most of the pompano are undersize, but a few keepers are mixed in.  Bluefish have begun to show up, and are willing to bite a silver spoon or cut bait pretty quickly.  Still some redfish hanging around the Juno Beach Pier.  The Inlets have had a good number of jacks in them.  

Sebastian Inlet Report

                                                
10-20-17 FRIDAY: SNOOK, REDS, SPANISH MACKEREL, JACKS, SHARKS, TARPON AND BLACK DRUM 

We have rough, windy conditions at the inlet that will continue through the weekend. This morning winds are blowing out of the North-Northeast at 21 mph and gusting to 25. High tides due to last night's new moon will hamper surf fishing and bring rip currents. Poor to hazardous boating conditions will keep most anglers on the dock this weekend, even the ICW will be rough and choppy. We have a chance of isolated thunderstorms. NOAA has a small craft advisory in effect through Saturday at 4:00 p.m. 
   In spite of the rough conditions and murky, weedy water at the inlet, the fish keep biting! We're seeing Snook, Reds, Spanish Mackerel, Jacks and even a few Black Drum have started to show up. The mullet run is coming to an end but we have a cold front forecasted for next week that should get some cold water species into the mix. 

    Our angler of the day is Frederick Stansbury of Buffalo, NY. Frederick fished the inlet all week with his brother and a friend, all from NY. The men come every year to fish the mullet run. It rained every day but one during their stay but they fished anyway and had great luck. They landed 23 fish in six days. The landed 4 Reds and a 45" C/R Tarpon from the T-Dock as well as this good sized Flounder. A 1/2 oz. weight and live mullet did the trick! 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

From Henry & Fred @ Snook-Nook - Jensen Beach

Inshore fishing has been fairly good despite all the freshwater and wind. Anglers fishing the Indian River from the Jensen Causeway north have found better water, still brown but better none the less. Lots of large Tarpon in our area around the bridges, spillways, inlets and deep cuts like little mud creek north of the power plant. Captain Jonathan Earhart of Chaos Fishing Adventures has landed quite a few fish well over the 100lb mark just this past week. The baits of choice have been live mullet from 4”-10” accompanied by the appropriate size circle hook. The last thing you want to do is bury the hook in the mullet, you want the hook to easily come out of the bait and go into the fish when you get a bite. Hook the mullet either in the top lip, behind the head or just behind the anal fin. 

Great numbers of slot sized Redfish over the last few weeks from the west side catwalk at the Jensen Causeway, Vitola Park and the docks along McArthur Blvd have all produced with live shrimp working best. If using artificial baits go to a darker color like root beer or new penny, a little scent goes a long way in this churned up water. Throwing Gulp baits or adding Pro Cure super gel to any of your favorite soft plastics will definitely increase your bites. One of our great customers Jerry was fishing the St. Lucie inlet this week with live mullet looking for a Tarpon, much to his surprise he hooked and caught a 22lb Triple Tail, way to go Jerry! Keep a lookout around any channel markers, floating debris and/or crap trap buoys, they all are a good place to find those Triple Tail.