Monday, October 31, 2011

Sebastian Inlet Report


We have a wet, soggy morning at the inlet, but we still have some waterproof anglers out on the north jetty. Winds are blowing out of the East-Southeast at 8 mph this morning and the water is rough. If the fishermen aren't getting wet from the rain, waves are coming over the rails and soaking our hard core anglers that way! There is a small craft advisory in effect through late Tuesday night.

Over the weekend the conditions were less than desirable but those who were tough enough to take it, did pretty well. We had high winds and rain to deal with, but some nice fish came over the rails. Large Spanish Mackerel are coming in now and some have been in the five lb. range. Snook were thick; oversized and keepers. Reds weren't as active as they have been, but Black Drum have been prevalent as well as Blues. One angler landed a Blue that was 3' long over the weekend. Flounder are starting to show up and over the weekend an angler landed an 11 lb Cubera Snapper. Not only is the Cubera a beautiful fish, they taste as good as they look! Our weekend update was provided by Tommy of the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop. Thanks Tommy!
The photo is of the "Orlando Crew". These guys from  had a great morning Friday with Snook; oversized that were returned to the water as well as slots. The Snook were landed on hand picked shrimp. Way to go guys!

From The Snook Nook

Yes I know, rain or it looks like rain, weather I guess we will have to fish a round it. Interesting we all have rain gear but one of the great thing about living here is we can wait till the next day. Cooler temp are waking up the fish and bringing more to our shores, so let’s start on the beach. Blue Fish and Jacks have been keeping many busy, want to bend a rod, come on down. Surf have been polite and busy with fish, Mac’s, Croakers, small Pompano, whiting and Snook to mane a few. Casting a chrome lure will get lots of pullers, casting a Jig will find a few more and a Snook. Start early and the Blues, Jacks and Mac’s will not disappoint you. Mid morning through the rest of the day and you will be busy with the Whiting, Croaker, Snook and still a few Blues just to confuse me. If you just want to bend a rod these fish will take your mind off the weather and keep you busy fishing.
In the river the Trout bite and Reds continue, weather you are fishing in Middle Cove or alway south to Boy Scout Island and too many point in between the bite is on. With over cast days the fish have stayed in the shallows, Top water is favored then to soft rubber as the day wears on. Bridges have been the home for Snook, pick a bridge wait for sun down and then bend a rod. Bombers in black and chrome have been favored but that Flair Hawk is a sure thing. Lots of fish all week, not many anglers thanks to the weather man, yes I know it did rain some where in Florida……

Friday, October 28, 2011

Sebastian Inlet Report


What a beautiful morning at the inlet. Winds are blowing out of the Northeast at 12 mph and the water has a little chop. We have some cloud cover this morning and a good chance of rain later today and Saturday morning. Hopefully we will see some clear skies by Sunday. Don't let a little rain stop you, get out there with some rain gear and take advantage of the mild temperatures and great fishing.

The bite has been very good all week long. Black Drum made a comeback and they have been pretty thick. Finger Mullet continue to surround the jetties. The fall mullet run always brings in a good variety of fish and this year is no exception. Snook, Reds, Black Drum, Blues, Pompano, Permit, Spanish Mackerel, Flounder, Jacks, Ladyfish and Sharks have been active at the inlet. We never want it to end! Inlet regular Chuck  reported a good bite yesterday morning with large Black Drum, slot and C/R Reds and Snook coming over the rails of the north jetty.
A fishing family pulled in 7 Black Drum, a couple of C/R Reds over the slot, and two 25" slot Reds.
A huge 40" C/R Red and a few nice 32" slot Snook caught.

From White's Tackle - Ft Pierce

Inshore, reports of redfish north in the lagoon continue to stream in. Anglers there have had success on copper spoons and Berkley Gulp. The docks along Indian River Drive on the west side of the lagoon have been good for trout, snook and jacks. The inlet at Ft. Pierce has been good for some tarpon and snook action. As we head into the late fall weather patterns, trollers in the inlet will find success using deep running lures on snook.

Thursday, October 27, 2011


From Todd @ Juno Bait & Tackle

INSHORE- Still plenty of finger mullet hanging around inshore, and plenty of fish mixed in with them.  Snook, Tarpon, and jacks will be the main fish hanging around the mullet schools.  Fish a live finger mullet on the outside edges of the schools or underneath for best results.  The slightly cooler water temperatures have the Loxahatchee River coming alive with fish.  Ladyfish, Jacks, Bluefish, and even some Pompano are starting to filter into their fall/winter homes

SURF/PIER- Bluefish continue to dominate the action along the beach and at the pier right now.  They are here in numbers, and they are hungry!  Spoons, swimming plugs, topwaters, and cut bait will all provide plenty of bluefish bites.  Pompano have also shown up along the beach.  Lots of small fish, but some good size keepers mixed in with them.  Some big jacks, sharks, and still a few tarpon around for those looking for a little something bigger to pull on the liner!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Sebastian Inlet Report


This morning winds are blowing out of the East-Southeast at 13 mph and the water is churned up. There's lots of bait around the jetties; particularly finger mullet and greenies and we love it! The baitfish brings in all kinds of migrating species and species that are normally out in deeper waters.

We received an update from inlet regular Mike who was out on the north jetty yesterday morning. Mike reported a great bite between 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. The Snook bite was best from 7 - 9 and anglers using live shrimp had the best luck. At least 1/2 dozen slot Snook came over the rails. Dead shrimp, sand fleas and clams were prime baits for Black Drum, Pompano and Sheepshead. Bluefish are becoming plentiful in the 2 - 5 lb range, and they were cutting lines and stealing baits yesterday. Thanks for the update Mike!
Make sure your licenses are up to date and have a Snook stamp on it if you are lucky enough to land one in the slot and plan to keep it!
Also a nice Flounder off the north jetty was landed using live finger mullet. This Flounder weighed between 4 - 5 lbs.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

My Photo Of The Week

I Think I Can - I Think I Can

From Mike @ Native Tackle Supply-Sebastian

From White's Tackle - Ft Pierce

Inshore, windy conditions have made it difficult for anglers fishing from the areas bridges and jetties. Those who have fished, found some success with redfish north in the lagoon. Snook, tarpon, jack crevalle have busting the mullet schools at will around the city marina docks. Fishing around a protected dock in the lagoon can get you good results. Look for the arrival of pompano, spanish mackerel and bluefish in big numbers in coming weeks. Snook have been found in the inlet and anglers there have caught them on live bait and jigs.

Sebastian Inlet Report


Winds are blowing out of the North-Northeast at 19 mph this morning and the water is churned up. There is a small craft advisory in effect through this evening. Boaters should exercise caution.

We've had some terrific fishing over the past month and the bite is staying strong. Black Drum have made their way back to the inlet and the bite has been good. Reds, Snook, Flounder, Blues, Mangrove Snapper, Jacks, Lookdowns, Atlantic Spadefish, Catfish, name and we've seen it! The Spanish Mackerel bite hasn't gotten real strong yet, we've seen a few but not in the numbers we'd like. You can bet they are coming, we love fall fishing!

The mullet are being "punished" by the Snook and Reds. The mullet were dancing on the surface of the water trying to get away from the predators! Great photo Mike!

From Mike @ Native Tackle Supply-Sebastian

Monday, October 24, 2011

Fishing around A little Up North

I went up to Fort Pierce Sat., to looking around. I started first on the north side of the inlet at one of the bridges by a marina catching a small grouper, snook and some jacks. Later I fished the south jetty where I meet up with one of my fishing buddies "Steve" ( photo above). I had no biters but he landed this Nice 30 incher and a few Flounder ( I HATE HIM----No jus joking Steves lets me know when the flounder start getting thick at the jetty). After a while with no fish I headed south stoping at Jaycee Park then down to SNOOKNOOK to get live shrimp, and talk to the guys there. Headed back to  Jensen casueway where there have been some nice keepers, but it was jus one of those nights, fish caught but no keepers  for me. 

Sebastian Inlet Report


Good morning!

It sounds as if a whole lot of Anglers made it to the Sebastian Inlet this past weekend. The largest catch included Black Drum, Spanish Mackerel, Redfish and Snook. Others caught Jacks, Blues, and even some nice sized Flounder.

Even though it is cooler, the noseem's are out in high numbers, so take some spray wtih you.

From Capt. Charlie @Fishing Center-Fort Pierce

Windy conditions prevailed again this week around the Treasure Coast.  We were able to get out fishing, but the winds made it challenging for us.  The forecast is for more of the same this week.  Otherwise, we have had some cooler days to enjoy the sunshine.
The water has remained chopped up and dirty around most areas of the river.  Once the winds slow down, you should see it clear up pretty fast.  There is lots of baitfish all around the area and the jacks have been feeding heavily on them.  We have had luck around the docks, but they have been blown out lately.  Harbor Branch has been the most productive for trout recently and you can usually find a spot to get out of the worst of the winds there.  Bear Point has also been productive for us when you can fish the area. 
Don't worry, the winds will give us break soon.  We get these conditions every year, but being the spoiled Floridians that we are....we expect great weather every day!  It will die off and you can enjoy some great fishing soon.

From White's Tackle - Ft Pierce

Inshore, snook have been found at Taylor Creek. The discharges at the spillway have been drawing snook and jack crevalle into the water way and can be found from the spillway to the mouth of the creek. Redfish were reported near the north county line and anglers there found success with copper color spoons and Berkley Gulp. The south side of the inlet has been producing a fair number of snook catches around the docks and the Coast Guard station.

Friday, October 21, 2011

First One's The Best

                       Omar with his "FIRST" snook at the Boynton Inlet

Sebastian Inlet Report


Very early this morning, Anglers just tore up the fishing off the north jetty! Such a beautiful day at the Inlet; currently winds are blowing out of the N-NW at approx 9 mph. 

Using mostly mullet or shrimp, and even some lures, the catches brought in include Snook, Redfish, Jacks, Blues, Black Drum and Ladyfish. 

From White's Tackle - Ft Pierce

Inshore, we have received reports of some redfish in the lagoon. They can be found north in the lagoon around the county line. Mullet still dominate the beaches and lagoon and the pocket at the north jetty this morning is a good spot to be for snook and bluefish. The coast guard station and Pelican Yacht Club docks are great spots for snook, ladyfish, and jack crevalle.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

From White's Tackle - Ft Pierce

Inshore, there are plenty of mullet in the lagoon. One customer told me, on a drive along Indian River Drive from Jensen Beach to Ft. Pierce yesterday. The mullet schools were numerous along the entire drive. There is a lot of fresh water in the lagoon making conditions a little difficult to be effective. One customer managed to find some redfish yesterday and with our tournament on Saturday was not willing to share his findings. Snook have been found in the inlet along with bluefish, tarpon and jack crevalle. Live mullet will get you some good results and you might change to something a little different, like a jig or sub surface lure to entice them to.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Sebastian Inlet Report


We have cloud cover over the inlet again and a 60% chance of rain throughout the day. Winds are blowing out of the West-Southwest at 14 mph and the water is choppy. There is a small craft advisory in effect through Thursday morning; boaters use caution.

Yesterday morning, the rain didn't stop quite a few anglers who got out there on the jetties . The Snook and Red bite was good due to tons of mullet still parading around the jetties.One inlet angler landed a slot Red and limited out on Black Drum (5). The afternoon brought us a lot of Bluefish, more Snook and Reds.

From White's Tackle - Ft Pierce

Inshore, brackish water has slowed down the fishing slightly. Tarpon, snook, jack crevalle and bluefish have been prevalent in the inlet and around the bridges and turning basin. Fishing around the docks in the lagoon can be productive with all the mullet schools around.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

My Photo Of The Week

                   Snooklet,- Beach Fishing At Boynton Jetty 
                       (the smallest I've ever caught )

Sebastian Inlet Report


We have a wet morning at the inlet today and the forecast is calling for showers off and on all day. Winds are blowing out of the South-Southeast at 21 mph and the water is choppy. There is a small craft advisory in effect.

We received a fishing update from inlet regular Mike who was back out on the north jetty yesterday. Mike arrived at the inlet around 6:30 a.m. and said it looked like Coney Island, there were so many people out there. When the fishing's good, the word travels far and wide! Mike reported the mullet were so thick, you could practically walk on them. Lots of Reds came over the rails; more oversized than keepers but it was very active. Mike landed two C/R before he landed one in the slot at 25.5", also landed Black Drum and a Sheepshead. Lots of Ladyfish and Jacks were coming over the rails also. When the tide tuned to incoming around 9:30, a lot of Blues, 1 keeper Pompano along with 1/2 dozen shorts, and one Atlantic Spade came over the rails. Thanks for the update Mike!

From White's Tackle - Ft Pierce

Inshore, all the brackish water species that like all the fresh water around, are active around the mullet schools. Tarpon, snook, ladyfish, bluefish and spanish mackerel have been caught on live mullet. One angler yesterday using jigs and Berkley gulp found success on some flounder but wouldn't provide us with any information about where. The south jetty at Ft. Pierce was a good place to be last night for snook. Anglers there were catching some in the slot on chartreuse Bombers

Monday, October 17, 2011

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!- WOW-!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

From White's Tackle - Ft Pierce

Inshore, the fishing along our area beaches has been very productive for snook, tarpon, bluefish, jack crevalle and spanish mackerel. The north and south jetty and the inlet is full of bait and predators there are feasting on the bait when ever they want. The lagoon is full of mullet also and shore fisherman and waders are finding plenty of opportunity around the bridges and docks both north and south of the Ft. Pierce inlet.

Sebastian Inlet Report


We have cloud cover over the inlet this morning, winds are blowing out of the South-Southeast at 8 mph and the water is choppy. There is a small craft advisory in effect today and again Tuesday afternoon through Thursday. Boaters, please exercise caution.

Fishing is has been very good. Over the weekend the Reds kept coming over the rails, some oversized and some keepers. Snook, Jacks, Blues, Flounder, Ladyfish and Black Drum are starting to make a comeback. Most anglers are using live finger mullet since they are available in abundance right now but those using clams have landed a few nice Black Drum.
When the tide was incoming  at first things were on the slow side, then a few big Jacks started coming over the rails, then the Redfish frenzy started going off. So much in fact that it was hard to keep up with all the fish coming over the rails. Oversized and slot Reds came over in droves for about an hour. It seemed to slow on the slack tide. The way things are shaping up for day, the outgoing probably will be productive as well.

From Capt. Charlie @Fishing Center-Fort Pierce

The usual October winds continue to make it challenging to fish many of the favorite areas on the river.  All the recent rain has really dirtied up the river and definitely affected the bite.  As the water clears back up, the fishing will improve as well.

The trout bite will be improving later this week.  A windy forecast for the week is keeping the water chopped up for now, but the trout will feed on the outgoing tides for us anyway.  DOA shrimp, CAL jerk baits and live baits should continue to be productive for us.  Lots of jacks around the river can keep you occupied most of the day.  They will hit just about anything you throw at them.  The pompano are back in the area.  They will move into the river and will be feeding in four to six feet of water on the flats.  The power plant and middle cove are always popular areas as well as Sailfish Flats down to the south.  Doc's Goofy Jigs, clams or sand fleas are good choices when fishing for these tasty fish.
Snook fishing has been good at night if you could stand the conditions to fish for them.  The winds have made it hard to fish the jetties, but you can bet the hard core anglers will be out there.  Spillways will be productive areas whenever the water is running over them.  Terror Eyz is very popular there.  It has been hard to fish for reds lately with the choppy conditions.  Try around the mangroves for now and fish the flats on those calmer days.  There is still lots of bait schools around the river, so fish around them, too.
You will find the water temperatures somewhat cooler than prior to the recent weather.  The transition into fall weather continues on the Treasure Coast.  It's a great time of year and even better now that the winds and rain have left us!  Take some time and get out fishing.

From Henry @ Snook Nook -Jensen Beach

Enough rain, I know the fish are all ready wet so they don’t mind but what about us anglers?
Then about the wind, more wind than I want to talk about, add the rain and it was not pretty. Only anglers that were happy were the Snook anglers, the worst the weather the better the Snook fishing. Snook are a strong fish, they like it when the currents are running and the surface is churning, for them not a problem every other species is victim to the currents. As they get washed about the Snook can take their pick of dinner, how convient. So now you know why all the nutty anglers were on the bridges in all that great Snook weather. Reds have made a strong show, the area from Bear Point south to Blind Creek, sheltered form the winds and no turbidity as one will find on the west side, plenty of mullet with a mix of Trout, Jacks and Blue fish to keep you busy. Most of the Reds have been in the top of the slot (18”/27”) so have your ruler ready, Snook are all shorts but fun to catch. As the turbid settles in the river fishing will pick up, but as I said earlier the fish are all ready wet it will be more comfortable for the anglers. Snook, pick a bridge, let the sun go down and get your favored bait in the water, then hang on, most will be above the slot (28”/34”), have you ruler ready.
Surf has been churned up, strong currents mixing plenty of sand, as this settles out have your Spoons ready. With all the mullet on the beach it will be Blue’s, Jacks, Snook and few Tarpon to test your equipment.
Favored time would be sun up but if you can’t make that get a tide chart, two hours before high tide and the first two hours of the falling will find plenty of fish. Good size Croakers and Whiting will keep you busy the rest of the time, small Pompano still a little early for this species.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Sebastian Inlet Report


It's a real nice morning at the inlet. Winds are blowing out of the North-Northeast at 9 mph keeping it a little cooler on the jetties, and the water is calm. It looks like a great morning for surf fishing.
What a week we've had with the Reds! Actually, this past month has been good for Reds but this week has been very productive for the big monsters and keepers, and they just keep coming! We've seen some nice Snook this week too but not in the high numbers like the Reds. Blues, Ladyfish and lots of good sized Jacks have been keeping the jetty anglers busy. 
Near sunset, Jacks were inside the inlet and big Reds were chasing mullet out of the water.  Anglers landed four big Reds from 21 lbs to 25 lbs just before sunset and after the sunset, it slowed dramatically, which is opposite of what usually happens. Also landed a 12 lb Snook and three large fish that broke off. 

From White's Tackle - Ft Pierce

Inshore, reports are still strong coming from the Sebastian inlet about good redfish action. The south side of the Ft. Pierce inlet has been good for snook and jack crevalle, particularly around the the Coast Guard station after sunset. Trout fisherman have been finding good results south in the lagoon using DOA Cal minnows and DOA shrimp. The fishing around Jaycee Park has been good this week also on DOA Cal minnows.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Riviera Beach Red

      I was fishing one of my "SNOOK HOT SPOTS" ( In Riviera Beach) last night on the FULL MOON using live finger mullet and BINGO a nice red took the bait. This is a good sign that the REDS ARE DOWN THIS WAY. A friend told me about another RED that was caught last week, and last fall/winter there was a good run on REDS at the Juno Pier..............

Sebastian Inlet Report


It's another gorgeous morning at the inlet. Winds are blowing out of the North-Northeast at 6 mph and the water is calm.
Redfish have dominated the catches off both jetties this week. We've seen lots of oversized Reds and a lot of slot sized as well. Along with the Reds we've seen a lot of Jacks, Ladyfish, Blues and Snook. Please abide by the regulations on the Reds and Snook. Reds are one per person per day between 18" - 27" and Snook are one per person per day between 28" - 32". If you need a net to pull a C/R species up onto the jetty, please lower it back down via net. If a net is not available, release the fish head first away from the rocks below.
fishing the north jetty last evening an angler hooked  this huge Red that dragged him all the way down the north jetty before he could land it. Estimates of the beast to be about 40". It was gently released and swam away happy.
Another person landed another enormous Red two hours after the outgoing tide from the north catwalk using live finger mullet.Estimates of this one to be about 45". The Red was released unharmed. Great catch from the catwalk!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Sebastian Inlet Report


We have another beautiful morning at the inlet. Winds are blowing out of the West-Southwest at 4 mph and the water is calm. 

The water is on the muddy side due to the runoff from all the rain over the weekend. The baitfish are still there, it's just harder to see them now, but throw something out and a Red will go after it! The Reds went off again yesterday with most of them being slot sized. Redfish are usually pretty active this time of year, and this week has been very productive so far.

Sebastian Inlet Report


It's real nice at the inlet this morning, winds are blowing out of the South-Southwest at 7 mph and there is a medium chop on the water. There is a small craft advisory in effect for ocean going vessels. The water temperature has dropped significantly over the past week and we should start to see a lot of migrating species heading our way.

For all of you out there that weren't out picking up yard debris from the weekend, the Redfish bite was pretty good yesterday with quite a few keepers coming over the rails. A straggler here and there of various species made an appearance but yesterday it was really all about the Reds. There where a few beautiful  Sheepshead landed off the north jetty using clams.

My Photo Of The Week

                        I can see clearly now.......the rain is gone??????

From Capt. Charlie @Fishing Center-Fort Pierce

Well, our good luck ran out on the weather this past week.  The tropical wave that moved into the area brought lots of wind and rain throughout the Treasure Coast.  We lost several days on the water due to the foul conditions.  It has now passed and we are back to the usual fantastic fall weather again.  Time to get back to fishing!
It will take some time to flush all the fresh water out of the river, but you should be able to find some good fishing around the area.  The trout bite had been improving and you can still find them in the deeper edges of the flats.  Deadly Combos, DOA shrimp or live bait on popping corks can find where the trout are hanging out on the flats.  Snook action around the bridges and jetties should continue to be good for nighttime anglers using Terror Eyz, feather jigs and live bait.  The inlet was pretty beat up with the wave action, but it should be calmed down enough to get back to fishing.  Redfish are scattered around on the flats.  It will take a bit of scouting to find their patterns again, but they are still around.
Bridges and docks are holding snapper, sheephead and a variety of other fish.  It will be nice to be able to fish those spots again.  We have even found some flounder and grouper around these areas recently.  The flounder bite has been improving on the sand flats of the inlet and west shore to the south of Fort Pierce.  Both CAL shad tails and live shrimp have worked well in getting hooked up on a flattie.  The inlet has been full of jacks, bluefish and blue runners on the high end of the tides.  It is great fun, especially for the kids!
You will find the water temperatures somewhat cooler than prior to the recent weather.  The transition into fall weather continues on the Treasure Coast.  It's a great time of year and even better now that the winds and rain have left us!  Take some time and get out fishing.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Sebastian Inlet Report


WOW, what a wet and wild weekend we had. We expected wind and rain but it seemed more like a mini-hurricane. Needless to say, nobody was out on the jetties over the weekend and we can't really blame them, they would have been blown over the rails! Tommy from the Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop said that before he left yesterday he tried to cast a line off the jetty but the wind was blowing so hard he couldn't even get a line out!

Today it is beautiful. Winds are blowing at 4 mph out of the South Southwest and the water is calm. The surf is beautiful this morning. As always, please use caution when casting into the surfing area. What a difference a day makes!
Reports of 4 Snook landed, one being a keeper an a 21" Sea Trout using a croaker. reciate the update! Some oversized Reds caught and released off the north jetty an big Jack landed. 

From White's Tackle - Ft Pierce

Inshore, fishing over the weekend was difficult at best. Finding a spot out of the wind was enough of a challenge, but those who did were rewarded with snook, jack crevalle and some bluefish. Look for the spillways to produce some good snook action under and around the falls. DOA Terror Eyz and baitbusters work well there. We received reports of some tarpon working on the mullet schools last night in the inlet. The full moon on Tuesday night should make for some good fishing after sunset in the inlet, south jetty and around the areas bridges.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Sebastian Inlet Report

         Jason with a real nice 24" Flounder.


Winds are blowing out of the East at 16 mph this morning and the water is choppy. We will see rain off and on today and over the weekend, but sometimes that invigorates the fish, so grab a raincoat and get out and do some fishing! Boaters: There is a small craft advisory until Monday.

We are starting to see some of that fall fishing that we all love. The fall mullet run brings in all types of fish of various sizes. Snook, Reds, Spanish Mackerel, Black Drum, Flounder, Sharks and one huge Permit have all been landed at the inlet this week.

Fishing with cut mullet off the beach and under a bright star lit sky, an anglers rod doubled over and the drag belted sweet melody to their ears! After a tough 40 minutes of fighting, a 6', 60+ lb Blacktip was measured and released unharmed to fight another day!
The photo above is going to get your hearts thumping with thoughts of those tasty Flounder that are sure to be coming our way. Jason was fishing the inlet west of the north catwalk when he landed a nice Spanish Mackerel, several Jacks from 12" - 25", a few Blues and this beautiful 24" Flounder! Nice catch Jason!
Also caught where a lot of Jacks and Blues on live mullet, a 26" slot Red and 30" C/R Red.

Friday, October 7, 2011

From White's Tackle - Ft Pierce

Inshore, mullet schools remain prevalent and species like jack crevalle, ladyfish, snook and tarpon are having a time with them. The surf conditions are preventing most from fishing the pocket at the north jetty. The inlet last night was active with tarpon, bluefish, ladyfish and jack crevalle. One of our customers who has fished near the Coast Guard station on the south side of the inlet, reported yesterday that the fishing there has been epic during the mullet run. He has managed to catch redfish, jack crevalle and snook on a fly most every night. Almost any of the docks in the lagoon will have fish around after sunset and can produce plenty of action.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

NO SHOW!!!!!!!!!

   All the anglers looking foward to the Florida Sportsman fishing show this weekend........ Bad News it was "CANCELLED"........ WHY... I'm not sure but it is........ 

From White's Tackle - Ft Pierce

Inshore, our inlet and the beaches have been invaded by bluefish feasting on finger mullet. The little rascals are a nuisance to some anglers while other anglers find them fun to catch and consider them good table fare. Bluefish seem to be a cyclical fish occurring in big numbers one year and not as numerous for a few years. Spoons as well as live bait work well for the angry little guys and were in the frenzy mode last night at the inlet and beach on the north jetty. Snook became active on the south jetty yesterday afternoon on the top of the high tide, taking live mullet and shrimp.

Sebastian Inlet Report

25 lb Permit!


We have a good chance of seeing rain off and on today. There are clouds over the inlet and the wind is blowing out of the East-Northeast at 14 mph. The water is pretty churned up today and we could see waves breaking over the jetties, go prepared to get wet if you head to the inlet.

Blues are starting to get pretty thick and have some good size to them. Updates of a morning Snook and Red biteand a the afternoon some real nice Spanish Mackerel and large Blues.
Mike  sent in an update and two terrific photos from yesterday. Mike reported the Red and Snook bite slowed some from the prior day. Mike landed three Reds, two C/R at 28" and one keeper at 26". Mullet remain the prime bait for Reds and Snook. Black Drum was landed at slack tide around 6:00 a.m. Several Snook were landed but all were oversized and returned to the water. The biggest news of the morning was a 33", 25 lb Permit he landed on dead shrimp. The big Permit took the bait about half way down the jetty on the north side the angler fought it over multiple lines, around the tip of the north jetty and finally netted it on the inlet side by the weather station. Not many anglers could have handled that fighting episode.  AWESOME catch!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Sebastian Inlet Report


We have a few clouds over the inlet this morning and it's windy. Winds are blowing out of the East at 17 mph and the water is churned up.

We are seeing some nice fish come over the rails of the jetties. Big Jacks, Snook, Reds, Black Drum, Spanish Mackerel, and Blues have all been making appearances.

An enormous Jack they landed Sunday morning. This big guy weighed 25 lbs and fought long and hard! The angler was using a 12" mullet when they hooked up with the Jack.

Monday and Tuesday mornings  reported a big mullet run on the outgoing tide that brought out a consistent Snook and Red bite. Mike said the Snook and Reds were dancing on the water and created quite a show. Black Drum were landed in the early morning hours. Tuesday morning the Snook and Red bite was consistent, with many of them being over the slot but a few keepers of each species were landed.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Sebastian Inlet Report


What a beautiful morning at the inlet. Winds are blowing out of the Northeast at 12 mph and there is a taste of fall in the air. This morning it is in the high 70's with 60% humidity, we can handle that! As the water temperature starts to dip, we will see an increase in species migrating to shallower water for warmth and October is usually a great month for fishing the inlet. The beaches, jetties and flats should be teeming with multiple species this month, get out and do some fishing and enjoy the beautiful weather.
Bait is plentiful, 
lots of mullet and shrimp in the water                  we have a good variety of fish targeting those schools of bait. Black Drum, Red Drum, Snook, Trout, Blues, Margate, Spanish Mackerel and an occasional Flounder will find its way to our inlet anglers, a fair amount of Ladyfish and big Jacks also. 

From White's Tackle - Ft Pierce

Inshore, mullet and more mullet have infiltrated our lagoon and the areas beaches. With each passing wave of mullet, the snook, bluefish and jack crevalle have a field day feasting on mullet. Reports of  slot size snook being caught last night fishing on Ft. Pierce's north beach. Most of the snook are under size and finding one in the slot can be a challenge. Good trout fishing north in the lagoon using a DOA shrimp fished under a popping cork. The docks along the south side of the inlet are good haven's for snook to hang around to ambush mullet. Waders on the west side south of Ft. Pierce are also finding some success along the docks lining that shore line.

Monday, October 3, 2011

My Photos Of The Week #1


           Me (Tony) And one of the RAT PAC, wade fishing 
                        Hermans Bay Jensen Beach                                  
My son and Myself end up getting a                                                        
  BACK  COUNTRY SLAM -( Red Fish, Snook and Trout)   
  and also a JUNK SLAM - (Catfish, Jack and Lady Fish ) but it all   was a Great Day

My Photo Of The Week # 2

I tried to tell my Son (Erik) that the water is suppose to be on the out side of the waders 

From Capt. Charlie @Fishing Center-Fort Pierce

October Fishing Forecast – Treasure Coast
October marks the transition into the fall weather patterns along the Treasure Coast.  You can expect temperatures to begin to cool down somewhat into more comfortable days to enjoy the outdoors.  Water temperatures will begin to slowly cool off as well.  It's a fantastic month to be fishing!
The fall mullet run will continue to dominate the area as large schools of finger mullet fill the beaches, inlets and rivers of the area.  You can expect lots of big fish to be feeding on them both day and night.  Snook fishing will be best during the night hours on the higher ends of the tides.  Live finger mullet, croakers and pigfish will be the best live baits to use.  DOA Terror Eyz, Bait Busters and feather jigs will be good artificial lures to use for snook.  Try around the jetties, turning basin and bridges as well as many of the deeper docks around the river.  Lighted docks are especially productive when fishing at night.
Redfish has continued to be a wonderful fishery for us this year.  Each year has seen their population increase and many anglers have enjoyed the experience of fishing a large school of reds this year.  October will continue to be a productive month for those who seek redfish on the flats.  DOA shrimp or CAL grub tails are two of the best choices for redfish along with a variety of live and cut baits.  The west shoreline south of Fort Pierce is always a good area when looking for redfish.
The trout bite will be good this month.  Get out early with a top water lure for some exciting action on the river.  Switch to a DOA shrimp or CAL jerk bait later in the mornings.  Harbor Branch, Queen's Cove and Middle Cove are all great areas to fish for trout around the Treasure Coast.  Look for some sheephead, black drum and snapper around the bridges, docks and channel edges.  The surf will be alive with jacks, snook, bluefish and other predators, who will all be chasing the bait schools along the beach.

From Capt. Charlie @Fishing Center-Fort Pierce

Another week of wonderful weather and great fishing action out on the Indian River!  We should enjoy the same conditions the rest of the month!  The river is full of mullet and the fish have been feeding heavily.  Have fun and get out fishing soon!
The trout bite has picked up this week.  Most fish are in three to five feet of water and hitting on CAL jerk baits, DOA shrimp or live bait.  Redfish schools are still cruising around the river in one to three feet of water.  DOA shrimp, CAL grub tails or live bait has all worked in hooking up on some nice fish.  The snook bite continues to be good at night around the jetties, docks and bridges of the area.  Live bait, feather jigs, DOA Bait Buster or trolling a diving plug has all worked good for nighttime snook.
We are catching more flounder this past week.  It should continue to improve through this fall.  Live bait, CAL jerk baits or DOA shrimp has all worked well.  You can still find snapper and sheephead around the docks, bridges and channel edges this week.  Live or dead shrimp are best.  There has been some good tarpon, snook and jack action at night around the jetties as the schools of finger mullet move in with the tide.  The turning basin and inlet has been flooded with blue runners, bluefish and jacks that are 

Mike  with what would have been a real nice Spanish Mackerel!

It finally feels like a fall day at the inlet. The temperature is wonderful and there is a breeze blowing out of the North-Northwest at 7 mph. The water is calm with a light ripple which is perfect for fishing. We have temperatures forecasted in the 80's all week!

Fishing has been pretty good according to Tommy at the Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop. Tommy reported the weekend brought a real good variety of fish including Blues, Jacks, Snook, Reds, Margate and Spanish Mackerel.

Today's photo and fish "tail" features  Mike who was fishing the north jetty Wednesday when he hooked up with a 30"+ Spanish Mackerel he played for quite a while. Mike said it was one of the biggest and best fighting fish he'd hooked up with in a long time. After a great fight and getting the Mack close to the net, "BAM", a 5' Barracuda came flying out of the shadows and sliced the fish in half like a hot knife through butter! Unfortunately, Mike ended up with the half with no meat on it!! Mike said the Barracuda nailed his Mackerel and very satisfied, slowly swam away. Judging from the size of the head, that 'cuda had a real nice meal!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

From Capt. Joe Ward in Ft. Pierce

INSHORE - The redfish bite has been red hot with a lot of over the slot size fish being caught by anglers fishing in the Ft. Pierce Inlet.  Finger mullet, select shrimp or a pinfish have been working the best.  The snook have been active around the local bridges and in Taylor Creek with mullet being the top bait to use.  However, the trout bite has been off this week with only a few keepers being reported.  Most of the trout were caught on a soft plastic bait at placed like Herman's Bay, Pete Stone Creek and at Harbor Branch.  The snapper bite is still good around the bridges and in the Ft. Pierce Inlet.  The best bite has been at night on finger mullet or squid.