Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Go Where The Fish Are

Fishing a little north has been pretty good, in Sebastian there has been a good flounder (12-15 caught fri. past)and pompano bite in the last 2 weeks. I got a few flounder off the south cat walk and  jetty (one was 25inches-7lbs) using live shrimp, finger mullet and flounder candy - “MUD MINNOWS”  . I went by Native Tackle in Sebastian and they had all the bait I wanted and told me about a few new spots to try. Fishing the baits on bottom is the key, use a short leader 5-7inches and just enough weight to keep it on bottom. I will also use a Capt. Joe’s Pompano jig with a longer leader 10-14inches for flounder the weighted jig allows you to cast out and drag your bait on the bottom and the colors will attract the fish, hooking a shrimp that way is a great way to fish for doormat flounder. If the current is strong put a sinker above the leader.
The Pompano bite is getting stronger. There where some nice size fish caught on the beach, sand fleas, shrimp, and  clams are being used. I would also throw Pompano jigs tipped with a piece of shrimp bouncing it off the bottom. The blues, drum and reds are still being caught but not like it was a few weeks ago.
   Ft. Pierce Jetty is also having a good flounder run, the tide is very important. Shrimp is the hot bait, blues, a few reds and pompano are also in the mix.
   Jensen anglers are catching reds on the flats, pompano are being jigged on the east side of the causeway (Capt. Joe’s Jigs @ Snook-Nook) a few flounder and trout every where.

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