Friday, August 23, 2019

Pompano Fishing Beach Carts

Fishing A HIDDEN Spillway!

From Todd &Trey @ Juno Bait -Juno Beach

INSHORE- Just another week till snook season opens…it’s getting close now.  The snook remain the best bet inshore right now.  The snook spawn is winding down and the fish are starting to move out of the inlets.  The arrivial of schools of mullet will get that move happening even a little quicker.  Look for the snook to be in the ICW and Loxahatchee River around boat docks and points with good current flow.  It’s almost hunting season in the woods, and it’s most definitely hunting season for snook in the water season.  Look for ambush points and feeding stations…the snook won’t be far behind.  Natural looking swimbaits are a good lure choice during the day, while a flair hawk is a solid choice at night.  Of course live mullet are also a great bait choice as well.  Beyond the snook, other inshore fishing remains painfully slow.
SURF/PIER- Action along the beach and a.  t the pier dropped off significantly in our area this week.  Catch and release snook fishing remains strong, but other action has not been as good.  The pompano continue to bite north of Jupiter Inlet first thing in the morning.  It’s a lot of smaller fish, with a few keepers in the mix.  The big news on the beach has been the glass minnow run up to the north.  Hard to pinpoint the best spot, but from Stuart to Sebastian has been the best bet to find the minnows.  The tarpon are around the glass minnow schools when you get in the right area.  Surf fishing should pop off almost anytime…the mullet run is coming!

Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area

It took a few stops this morning to find some fish but once I hit the right beach access it was game on. Glasscock, Normandy and Stuart beaches were the three that I fished today but Stuart proved to be the hot spot. The catch list included jacks, sand perch, palometa, spanish mackerel, blue runner, croaker, whiting, and even a keeper mangrove snapper. Pink Shrimp Fishbites and small pieces of fresh shrimp produced all of the bites. The hour before high tide, to the hour and a half after, were the time slots that I fished. The reports of crystal clear water from last weekend probably contributed to just a so-so bite on Sunday and Monday. The water today was a nice "clean green" color and just a bit cloudy. Mullet schools were making an appearance when I left so I am sure the tarpon, jacks, and snook were not far away. The mullet run is just around the corner and with the increasing schools of bait that are showing up every day,there has been some great tarpon action. Early morning and late afternoon are the prime times for hooking up to those great game fish. I am headed back to Tampa in the next couple of days and hope to be back on the beach later this weekend. I will post a report as soon as I get back and wet a line. 

Scouting Around Palm Beach And Martin County



Along the beaches in the Jensen area, there have been good numbers of tarpon and snook. Walk the beach while throwing a top water plug 
Along the beaches in the Jensen area, there have been good numbers of tarpon and snook. Walk the beach while throwing a top water plug or a spoon.
Though snook are still fairly plentiful at the St. Lucie Inlet, they are also moving up into the Indian and St. Lucie Rivers more and more. Live pilchards and greenies are working fantastic.
Along the beaches from Lantana to Gulf Stream Park, anglers have been having a blast hooking up with barracuda and a few tarpon. They are hitting pink tube lures and three-ounce Gator Spoons.
At the Boynton Inlet, nice schools of moonfish have been moving through at night. They are being caught off the south wall using small white and chartreuse jigs.
Snook, tarpon and snapper action off both jetties at the inlet has been best between dusk and dawn. Use live pinfish, spots, sardines or jumbo shrimp as well as Flair Hawk, SPRO bucktail or white chicken feather jigs bounced along the bottom.
The bass bite is still excellent in the early morning. Working the outside grasslines using swim jigs, spinner baits and chatter baits has been best and then around two hours after first light switch over to live shiners. Hot spots have been King’s Bar, Indian Prairie and Third Point.
The bluegill bite is still solid as well. Using crickets and worms anglers are having good luck around J&S Canal and Nubbin Slough.
The lake level has come up to 13.14 feet so there’s more access to