Sunday, October 14, 2018
Had to be 10 reds coming over the rails. Never seen this many here in one day, and me I lost all 3 bites I had... Oh well there will be another day.......
Friday, October 12, 2018
Surf conditions look great for the upcoming weekend and into next week so lets get out and find some fish. The key for the pompano seekers will be finding the best color water . Check the surf at your favorite spot and if its that nice "clean green", get your Fishbites, clam strips, and natural sand fleas in the water. The mullet in the Indian River stretched for miles yesterday as I drove from Walton Road to the Jensen Causeway, and I am sure we will start seeing those big schools along the local beaches. Bluefish, mackerel, big jacks, and ladyfish should be on these baits in big numbers. High tides will be from 11 am to 1 pm starting this weekend and into early next week, so target your trips around the high tide marks. Good luck and catch em up.
In the St. Lucie and Indian Rivers the mullet have arrived in force. One charter captain jokingly said “from the powerlines to the Jensen Causeway you couldn’t fit another one.” With the massive mullet run underway the tarpon are also out in force and enjoying the pretty much all-they-can-eat buffet. They are blowing up schools at the bridges, along the docks and on the flats.
For anglers looking to hook up with one of these hard fighters D.O.A. TerrorEyez and D.O.A. Baitbusters in mullet patterns are working well. If going with live bait, use a mullet that is significantly bigger than the ones in the schools you’re targeting so it stands out. Though the snook bite has cooled off a bit, they, along with jack crevalle, are also enjoying the mullet run and are being caught along the area seawalls.
Along the Stuart and Jensen Causeways there have been a few black drum caught. Good-sized schools of mullet are moving along the beaches in Jupiter and the tarpon there are putting on quite the show. Fish up to six feet long are absolutely hammering them and jumping clear of the water in the process.
Anglers working the mullet schools are catching tarpon, snook and jack crevalle. If targeting snook, plastic grubs and Rapala X-Raps in the six- the seven-inch range are working well.
Inside the inlet near Dubois Park, the minnows are still thick and there are blue runners, snook and tarpon around. With mullet running through the area, anglers fishing around the Boynton Inlet have been catching bluefish and Spanish mackerel casting spoons, jigs and GOT-CHA lures early in the morning. Snook, mutton snapper, jacks and a few redfish were being caught by anglers fishing both live and cut bait on Monday off the north jetty.
In the Boynton Beach area, the Intracoastal Waterway has been on fire recently. Casting plugs around the mullet schools has been producing strikes from snook, jack crevalle, bluefish and the occasional redfish early in the morning. Fishing live and cut bait around the channel edges, rock piles and channel markers has been producing catches of tarpon, cubera snapper, bluefish, ladyfish and redfish. Best bet is casting quarter- to half-ounce Cotee jigs with gold glitter grub tails under and around the boat docks and rocky shorelines for redfish, snook, tarpon, ladyfish and jacks around Manalapan and Hypoluxo Island. Lantana bridge anglers have been catching bluefish on live and fresh cut mullet fished on the bottom. Spanish mackerel were hitting live shrimp and yellow jigs early Tuesday morning. Reports of tarpon, ladyfish, snook, and jacks hitting at night by anglers using live bait and also on shallow diving lures.
Though it’s been a bit windy, the bass bite is still excellent. In the early mornings, anglers working the grass lines are having good luck with both live shiners and with artificial worms and crank baits. As the day progresses, however, live shiners are the way to go.
The bass bite in J&S Canal and Henry Creek areas has started picking up. The bluegill bite is still solid in the canals and the Kissimmee River.
report courtesy of Palm Beach Post
INSHORE- Its a bit later than some years, but the mullet are really around in good numbers inshore right now from Jupiter to Palm Beach. Snook, tarpon, jacks, ladyfish, and even a few redfish are around in good numbers as well following the easy meal train. Best action around the mullet schools typically is going to happen at sunrise, sunset, and under the moon. Fish live mullets or loud noisy lures around the edges of the schools for best luck. Also, don't be afraid to try moving away from the schools and fishing ambush spots and other good looking structure. A lot of times (especially for the bigger snook) the fish will post up around ambush spots and simply wait for the mullet to come to them. Snook fishing also remains very good at night around the bridges (Jupiter especially). Flair Hawks, SpoolTek Swimbaits, and the 9" "Juno Baits" Straight tail are all getting good bites right now. Tide is not as important now, just fish on moving water for best results.
SURF/PIER- Lots of action in the surf, Juno Beach Pier, and Jupiter Inlet right now. So much going on, it's hard to get it all in my normal length report (In other words...just go now!!!) Just going to try and run through quickly a little bit of everything going on. The Juno Beach Pier has been very hot lately; with lots of bluefish, spanish mackerel, jacks, and runners around. The Bobber Rig or a Rapala X-Rap are hard to beat right now at the Pier for solid all around action. In addition to the species listed above; a fair number of snook and a few kingfish are around the pier. Swimbaits and Flair Hawks closer to the beach for the snook, and large swimming plugs out near the end for the kingfish and bonita. I know I forgot a bunch of stuff from the pier..(Yeah it's been that good!). The surf has been producing a decent number of pompano, jacks, blue runners, and even a few redfish (Always a nice bonus to have a redfish eat a sandflea on a pompano rig!). Throwing a plug, bobber rig, or spoon at the beach early or late in the day will no doubt produce some of the same species as the pier. The Jupiter Inlet is also producing a lot of fish right now. Early morning seems to be best for all around action. Lots of snook, tarpon, jacks, blue runners, and others around willing to eat a Yo-Zuri Mag Darter or Rapala X-Rap right now. Just really good fishing overall right now...and regular readers of the report know it takes a lot for us to say that!
Inshore the mullet have started to show up pretty good find the bait schools and you will find the fish. the trout bite has been steady around round island to the north with a few reds mixed in. The snook bite at the bridges has been ok with a few nice fish around.