Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Small Bridge Holds Big Grouper Amazing Encounter With Manatees Too

Sebastian Inlet Report



It’s another breezy morning at the inlet.  Winds are blowing out of the South-Southeast at 15 mph, gusting to 21 and there is a moderate chop on the water.  We have a chance of showers this morning and a chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon.  NOAA has a small craft advisory in effect through this afternoon.
Tommy Turowski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reports a slower bite…still.  He was hoping the inclement weather over the weekend would kick up the bite but only a smattering of different species were landed and none in large numbers.  A few Blues, Mackerel, Reds, Snook and Sheepshead were landed for the more patient anglers.
Our photo today is courtesy of Susan Jefferson.  Susan sent in our featured photo today of her fiancĂ©, Mervin Jones of Vero Beach.  Mervin was fishing the south beach near the jetty when he landed this sweet 16” Pompano.  Mervin landed this Pompano, his first, along with an undersized Snook and a couple of undersized Black Drum that were returned to the water.  He saw a couple of Reds landed by other anglers. 

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Wade Fishing In Crystal Clear Water (Redfish With Rick)

Scouting Around Palm Beach / Martin County Area

In the St. Lucie and Indian Rivers the snook fishing is still incredible. Anglers working the docks with live pilchards are having a blast catching them. If fishing the open flats, and you can get them, live threadfins are the way to go.
In the same areas, the trout fishing is still excellent as well.
Along the beaches in the Jensen area, the pompano, whiting and croaker bite is great. They are hitting on Fishbites and frozen sand fleas.
The pompano bite from the Lake Worth Inlet up to Stuart is the best it’s been a long time. Sand fleas combined with Fishbites are working great.
The snook fishing in the Loxahatchee River has been picking up. One angler landed a 28 pounder recently.
The bluefish action, which had been fantastic and producing some huge fish in recent weeks, has slowed with the fish moving north.
Near the Boynton Inlet there have been quite a few stingray cruising around which can mean opportunistic cobia trailing and looking to steal a meal.
There have been snook congregating near the front of the north jetty on outgoing tides.
In the Intracoastal Waterway, south of the inlet, on an outgoing tide, anglers using chum bags and working the docks are reporting a good mangrove snapper bite and catching a few huge jack crevalle.
courtesy of The Palm Beach Post