Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Scouting Around - Palm Beach / Martin County

     Mullet are running the beaches throughout the Treasure Coast and Palm Beach County. This has made for some great tarpon fishing first thing in the morning along Jensen Beach. There are also big croakers and jacks around.
     You can find snook when the mullet are running, but the best snook fishing in this area has been in the Indian River, especially around the bridges.
     The river is loaded with mullet, and this has led to some great fishing for jacks as well.  Keeper-size trout are being caught on the east side of the river near Herman’s Bay, and redfish are biting on the west side.
     Snook, tarpon and bluefish are all being hooked from the beach in Jupiter. They are all chasing mullet. There are some jacks around as well, and Spanish mackerel have been reported right outside the inlet.
     Snook, tarpon and jacks are also biting around bridges, docklights and structure in the Intracoastal Waterway in Jupiter and throughout central and southern Palm Beach County. The best bite is early in the morning and later in the evening.
     A few sand perch have been hooked around Intracoastal bridges in Lantana and Boynton Beach. Permit are also biting around the jetty at the Boynton Inlet at night. Live crabs are working best.

     The fall fishing pattern seems to be starting on Lake Okeechobee as larger numbers of bass are moving back into the grass from the main lake. It’s still a morning bite, although the window has extended until mid-morning. The bass are a bit scattered – not bunched up like they tend to be in the winter – but that will change over the next couple months.
     Ritta Island, East Wall and the shoal have all been productive areas to fish. Live shiners and artificial lures seem to be working equally well at this time.
 courtesy of Palm Beach Post

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