Friday, February 24, 2017
INSHORE: Snook fishing was pretty good this week, and should continue to improve from here on out. Look for the bridges to hold snook on the outgoing tide. Shrimp is still the main diet for the snook. The Loxahatchee River has been productive this week, with some big jacks cruising around. Been a few sheepshead and black drum hanging around the bridges as well. Not great fishing, but not bad fishing either!
SURF/PIER: The spinner sharks are around in fair numbers, and lots of fun to catch on topwater lures. Scattered bluefish and spanish mackerel around. Pompano fishing remains a bit hit or miss. Croakers are biting well in the first trough. Hopefully the east/northeast wind in the forecast helps fire up the fish some!
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Though the cobia fishing has backed off this past week along the beaches in the Jensen area it’s never a bad idea to take a look if the water clarity is decent and they can be spotted.
Some anglers are reporting good luck fishing for croakers. Walking the beaches using a light rod and a jig with shrimp has produced good results.
The pompano fishing has been somewhat lackluster the past week along the beaches, but decent in the river. Working the ‘humps’ just outside the channel north of the Jensen Causeway has produced good results.
Fishing for snook has been good around Nettles Island with one angler catching 74 fish and two slot-sized keepers.
In the Jupiter area, the action along the beaches has been slow with whiting and croaker being caught near the pier on pieces of shrimp.
In the Intracoastal and the Loxahatchee River there have been some jack crevalle and ladyfish being landed.
In the Boynton Beach area, surf anglers have reported catching a few bonefish up to 7 pounds as well as croaker on live shrimp.
Fishing for small permit along the beaches around Briny Breezes and Boynton Beach has produced good results.
Bluefish have been hitting spoons early in the morning and cut mullet during the afternoon a half mile north up the beach from Boynton Inlet. Anglers have reported catching mangrove snapper, small snook and some croaker while fishing the area during outgoing tides.
There have been small sharks around the channels near Daymarker # 45 just north of the inlet.
Guides have reported catches of snook, small tarpon, mangrove snapper and sheepshead fishing in the canals and docks both north and south of the inlet.
Lantana bridge anglers continue to catch sheepshead using crabs and sand fleas. Night anglers have been catching sand perch, ladyfish and a few bluefish using cut shrimp.
On the lake the fishing has been consistent with live shiner still being the best bet for landing some nice-sized bass.
courtesy of Palm Beach Post
02-23-17 THURSDAY: SNOOK, REDS, SHEEPSHEAD, BLACK DRUM, BLUES, JACKS AND MACKEREL
We have a foggy morning at the inlet. Winds are blowing out of the West-Southwest at 5 mph, gusting to 8 and there is a moderate chop on the water and coastal showers are possible this morning. Although winds have died down, NOAA has a small craft advisory in effect through Friday morning and poor boating conditions will continue into early Saturday morning.
Tommy Turowski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reports that fishing has been decent. This morning some small Snook were landed and returned. Prevalent species include Snook, Reds, Sheepshead, Black Drum, Blues, Jacks and Spanish Mackerel. A few Pompano and a nice Permit will make an appearance occasionally.
Our first two photos today feature Larry B. from Orlando. Larry landed the beautiful 37" Permit off the north jetty and landed and released the Black tip Shark off the south beach.
Photo three is of Rosezana with the 17" Black Drum, photo four is of Kenneth giving a Silver Jenny a kiss goodbye! Photo five is of Rosezana with a real pretty Sheepshead.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
It's Seaguar Red Label product. It's in that packaging to try gain market share up north (which worked). They offer it in 100yds at a low price because a lot of people in that fishery buy fluoro mainline and use it as leader cause it's cheaper, ex. Yo-Zuri TopKnot Fluorocarbon mainline is $14.99 for 200yds.
Redfish will be hot as well and in the same areas of the trout. If you’d like to get some really big ones and lots of numbers, drive up to Sebastian State Park and fish the jetty and catwalk. I like to get some small finger mullet and hook them to a number 5 circle hook with 50-pound leader fished on the bottom. They hang in schools, so when you hook one, everyone will get bites and at the same time. Go way out on the jetty to the curve. This is where you can get a lot of fish.
Fish the tides moving in or out. Snook fishing opened February 1, and night time is your best bet. Bridge fishing at night under the lights is where you’ll find them. Use a flair hawk jig or a soft rubber bait that gets down deep. Cold fronts and a north wind are ideal conditions.
On the beach, the biggest jacks of the year will show up to begin spawning. Any inlet that meets the beach will be the place to be. I like to use spoons or chuggers first thing in the morning. Hold on because some of these will be over 30-pounds. Flounder fishing in Fort Pierce will be good. Fish the little bend in the jetty with a shrimp or a live mullet on the bottom. Again, cold fronts are the best time for action.
report courtesy of Chris Sharp@Beachwalker Guide Service