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Friday, November 21, 2014

Sebastian Inlet Report


Winds are blowing out of the Northeast at 19 mph, gusting to 23 this morning. It's blustery, overcast but the fish are biting!

Yesterday we saw a lot of Blues and Spanish Mackerel come over the rails of the north jetty. Please remember to bleed your fish over the jetty grates, they are messy fish. Please see the Fishing Etiquette Page in the top right corner for additional info. We are seeing quite a few decent sized Flounder on the south side, west of the bridge, but so far, the big door mats have not arrived. Black Drum, Reds and Snook are also in the mix. Live shrimp is doing the trick for most species. Gotchas and spoons work well for the Mackerel and Blues.

Our angler of the day is 13 year old Brett Berkman of Indialantic. Brett landed this real nice 32" C/R Snook  using a bucktail. 

Heres 20 For You 2

Greetings from all of us here at StingRay,
We know how stressful things can get as the holidays rapidly approach with the planning of holiday festivities. We want to help relieve a little of that stress and give you $20 off your purchase of $100 or more. This special "Pre-Holiday Sales Event" is good from today 11/20 through 11/26.  We are open from 9am to 6pm Monday through Saturday, come in and see us or shop our website to get your $20.

We add to our list of 2014 Holiday events, almost daily, here's a sneak peak of what we have planned for you.
November 28th, Black FridayAll Day In-Store Specials. Doors are open @ 8:30am til 6pm,

November 29thSaturday: Our Annual Fly Fishing Event with seminars held by our resident expert Davis Brown. Meet Dealer Reps from Simms, Salt Life & Mojo. In-Store Specials, Raffles, Incentive Give-A-Ways & free gift wrapping and it's American Express Small Business Saturday, visit for details. Doors are open @ 8:30am til 6pm.

December 1st, Cyber Monday: This is ALL about online sales, and I'm here to tell you, we have some GOOD ones planned. Check our website for these web-only specials.

December 6thSaturday: Our Annual Penn Tent Event. Meet Dealer Reps from Penn, Salt Life and RigRap. In-Store Specials, Raffles, Incentive Give-A-Ways & free gift wrapping. Doors open @ 8:30 til 6pm

December 13Saturday: Our Annual Open House from 9am to 3pm. Meet Dealer Reps from Fin-Nor/Quantum, Reactor & RigRap. In-Store Specials, Raffles, Incentive Give-A-Ways & free gift wrapping. SANTA is in the house from 11am to 2pm!! Bring the family, get your picture taken with Santa & join us for a Wine Tasting Event held by our one and only, Debbie.

December 20thSaturdayHoliday Wine Pairing with Debbie, need to know what wine best goes with your Holiday Feast, she's the one to ask. In-Store Specials, Raffles, Incentive Give-A-Ways & free gift wrapping. Doors open @ 9am til 6pm

December 21stSunday: We are expanding our hours for this day so you can get your last minute shopping done. Doors open at 12noon til 6pm.

Well, there's the scoop as I know it..................
I'm sure there will be additions over the next few days, don't worry, we will be sure to keep you in the "know" too.

Thank you ALL for your continued support, we really do APPRECIATE YOU!!
See you soon.


StingRay Brands 

Palm Beach Fishing Report

Bluefish and Spanish mackerel are biting first thing in the morning along the beaches of the Treasure Coast. Some small pompano seem to be moving in later in the day, usually during the afternoon tide. Whiting and croaker are around throughout the day.

 Big numbers of pompano are being reported in the Indian River, especially in areas such as Sailfish Flats, and around the Stuart and Jensen Causeways.
There is a good redfish bite on the east side of the river, and there are plenty of trout around, but most of them are pretty small. The snook action has been excellent at night around the bridges, and some flounder have been snagged around mangroves near the powerlines.
The beach fishing has slowed a bit this week around Jupiter, but there have been good numbers of bluefish around. The fish seem to be holding throughout the day, but the bite is on and off.
Ladyfish and jacks are chewing in the Intracoastal Waterway around Marker 42.
Good numbers of jacks were reported this week in the Intracoastal in the Jupiter area, along with a few pompano. As always, snook are hitting around the bridges at night.
Intracoastal bridges in central and southern Palm Beach County have also been great spots for catching bluefish, ladyfish, jacks and small Spanish mackerel. A few sheepshead and small pompano were also caught.

The winds this week have made it pretty challenging to fish the outside edges of Lake Okeechobee, but this is where the best fishing has been. If you can actually get back into the grass, you can not only catch big numbers of bass, but also some pretty big fish. It hasn’t been uncommon lately to hook a bass weighing more than 7 pounds.
Anglers are using live shiners and artificial lures, and are having success with both; although shiners do seem to be working the best at this time. The bite lasts much longer this time of year, especially with the weather pattern we have experienced this week, so you can catch fish throughout the day. 

From Whites Tackle - Ft Pierce / Stuart

Inshore the snook fishing has been good around the inlet and bridges with live bait on the out going tide.The sail fish flats have had a few reports of some pompano around them with a bunch of jacks and lady fish if you just want to go have fun.The trout fishing has been great around the power lines on the west side of the river.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Catch 365 From Todd / Eric @ Juno Bait -Juno Beach

                 "Getting Goofy Series"
Part 3

"Rigging Options"
Doc's Goofy Jigs are almost always fished with an additional quill (sometimes called a teaser or stinger).  The quill provides a little different color, extra action, and well...another hook to stick em!  Many pompano (at least half, if not more) are caught on the quill.  The two most popular ways to rig the jig/quill combo are pictured above.

1. Loop Knot (Gold Jig/Pink Quill Pictured): Tie the quill and jig together in the same loop knot. Once you have the loop knot down it is an easy knot to tie, gives the jig lots of action, and can re-tied very quickly.

2. Split Ring (Yellow Jig/Pink Quill Pictured): The jig and quill are attached together using a small split ring.  This rig can be good for having a lot of jig/quill color combos rigged and ready to switch out very quickly.

Sebastian Inlet Report


Sorry for the delay in fishing reports. This is being posted in between serious computer repairs. 

In spite of 23 mph north wind and small craft advisories, fishing is excellent. The water temps remain steady, close to 80 degrees. Blues are running and providing plenty of action. The big story is about the Flounder. Some great fish are being caught west of the bridge on shrimp and finger mullet. The south side seems to be producing more fish. In addition to the Flounder, there have been numerous hookups with Black Drum, Sheepshead, Snook and Redfish. There have been many other species reported so the inlet is the place to be for fishing right now. Lake Erie not so good at this time!

Today's photo is a nice C/R 39 inch Redfish caught by Eddie Vazquez on a spoon yesterday.