Friday, February 15, 2019

Conditions and Times to use a Flairhawk for Snook Fishing

From Todd &Trey @ Juno Bait -Juno Beach

INSHORE-  Snook fishing has been pretty good this week, especially at night around the bridges.  FlairHawk Jigs are a solid lure choice right now, especially on outgoing tide.  Docklights in the ICW are also holding a good number of snook, but most of the fish are on the smaller size.  Live shrimp are a solid choice for the snook when fishing around docklights.  The sheepshead are in Palm Beach Inlet in fair numbers right now, and biting live shimp.  Hobe Sound Flats are still producing a nice assortment of fish.  Live shrimp, Vudu Shrimp, and Doc's Goofy Jigs have all been good choices in Hobe Sound.  No reports to speak of from Munyan Island, but the time is right for some fish to be around...could/should be worth checking out!

SURF/PIER-  The Juno Beach Pier continues to produce a few kingfish almost every morning on X-Raps or trolley rigs.  Scattered Spanish Mackerel are also mixed in at the pier.   Pompano action has been fair this week, and conditions look right for them to bite this weekend.  Doc's Goofy Jig remains the lure of choice for the pomps on the pier; while sandfleas, clams, and fishbites will be the top producers from the beach.  Blacktip/Spinner Sharks are around in good numbers for those looking for something bigger to pull on.  The sharks will bite loud noisy topwater plugs a lot of times early in the morning, and are wrecking pieces of fresh bait at night.  Lots of fun from the beach if you've never caught them before!

Sebastian Inlet Report



By all reports that we are getting, fishing has been amazing!  Saturday was out of this world, says our friend Tommy at Sebastian Inlet Bait & Tackle.  Mostly Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel, but anglers were bringing everything over the rails: Snook, Reds, Drum and Sheepshead!  One fisherman caught an Ocean Sunfish, which we hear is very rare, but couldn’t reel it in.  Lots of people watching saw him give it a good run.  There are some good options in catching bait fish, some big greenies and pinfish are around.  The Shrimp have been running at night – sporadically.  Catwalks are your best bet for Shrimp.
Here’s our angler of the week – Feroze Khan – Feroze and his brother caught this awesome Redfish on the North Jetty.

From Whites Tackle - Ft Pierce / Stuart

Tougher conditions today will give way to some nicer days coming toward the weekend. Fishing inshore has remained good, with Pompano being caught on the flats in numerous places north and south, predominantly on goofy jigs. Redfish continue to be active, with lots of fish around, hopefully the next few days will give them a bit of a break and they’ll get a little less spooky. Trout catches continue to be good, with fish on the spoil islands and shorelines, mostly being taken on Gulp Shrimp and Yo-Zuri 3D Suspending plugs. Fishing the inlets for Snook has been solid on flare jigs and Hogy swimbaits, and Sebastian is still producing some big Redfish as well.