Monday, December 9, 2019

You CAN'T Buy This Fish... Catch Clean Cook

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     One Of The Hot Spots In Jensen....No More

From Capt. Charlie @Fishing Center-Fort Pierce

This year has flown by! Here it is December already and the Holidays are almost upon us. Both inshore and offshore fishing have provided anglers with many great fishing adventures. We managed the hurricane season with some luck. You can see the seagrass making a comeback to the Treasure Coast. Hopefully, this winter will be milder, the water quality improves, and the fishing is great for everyone.                Trout,redfish and snook will be targets throughout the winter. Snook season closes December 15th, but many anglers will still play catch and release with them. Fishing around bridges, docks and inlets can bring great action with snook hanging around the deeper waters of the river. Trout will tend to hang around the deeper cuts of the river. Move off to three to six feet of water for trout. Live shrimp on popping corks or DOA Deadly Combos will work the best for them.

Redfish can be found around local docks during the winter months and a live shrimp or DOA Shrimp can entice them into striking. Don't forget about the deeper cuts along the mangroves for redfish and snook in December. Using stealth is essential when fishing the shallow waters for redfish. We had very good success at finding the reds in shallow on sunny days on the grass flats. A mild winter will have them feeding in the shallows this month. It was a fantastic

Pompano are already arriving in the area and not only provide great fishing action, but fantastic table fare. Spanish mackerel and bluefish will continue to hang out in their favorite haunts of the river. Jack Crevalle will be traveling around in packs chasing bait all over the river. Flounder should arrive soon and hang around the inlets, docks and sandy flats of the river. Ladyfish is a great way to spend a few hours with the kids on the water. The bridges will be holding sheepshead, black drum, croakers and sand perch for those anglers. There is a good variety of fish to target on any given day in any kind of weather conditions.

From Todd &Trey @ Juno Bait -Juno Beach

INSHORE-  Snook season is winding down, so get after them now if your looking for one to take home for dinner.  Look for snook fishing to be best at night around bridges and docklights.  The shrimp jig is an awesome lure choice for the snook right now.  Sheepshead and black drum are showing up inshore in good numbers.  Live shrimp remains a top bait choice for them.  A handful of pompano are being reported inshore, but no big numbers to speak of. A few more good cold fronts could quickly change that.  

SURF/PIER- Pompano bite slowed a bit this week, but still a fair number being caught up to the north just a bit.  North winds in the forecast could help push a few more fish our way over the weekend.  Spanish Mackerel action has been good north of Jupiter Inlet, with Peck's Lake beginning to produce more consistent catches.  The Juno Beach Pier has also been producing a fair number of Spanish Mackerel, with a few kingfish in the mix as well.  Bluefish action remains a bit off, with fewer fish around than you would expect for this time of year.  

Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area

The pompano report from the beach is starting to show a little life in the past couple of days and the river action from the boats continues to be very strong. I spoke with friend and local surf fisherman Burry McGee mid week and he managed to put 4 nice pompano in his cooler after fishing at Blue Heron . I also received a report from another angler that said there were a few pompano caught yesterday at Tiger Shores. As far as the river is concerned Capt Justin Rieger from Just In Time Fishing Charters had fellow Snook Nook employees Kim and Nick out yesterday and they had their 18 fish pompano limit in no time jigging Goofy Jigs. Justin has a few open dates available in December and you can reach him at 678 779 9739 to book a trip. Conditions look pretty good for fishing the surf this weekend with high tide being late in the afternoon. My work schedule is going to lighten up a bit in the next couple of days so I will be giving the surf a good look . I saw the order that Fred and Woody from the Snook Nook have coming in from Fishbites for the big Tent Sale on December 14. How about 1500 extra bags of all favorite scents, including 300 extra bags of the hard to get Yellow Crab !! I also heard a rumor that they will have an extra supply of Capt Paul Pompano and Whiting and Croaker rigs. Looking at my log the pompano really turned on in the surf last year around the 12th of December and continued right through Christmas . The Tent Sale will be a great opportunity to get some great tackle, including a huge supply of Penn rods and reels,, Fishbites, and any other gear you might need to target the pompano, whiting, croaker, jacks, bluefish, and Spanish mackerel that should be on your catch list in the upcoming months.