The bait schools have been hit or miss on the beaches on Martin County. If you happen to find one, though, you’ll also find plenty of snook and big jacks, along with some tarpon.
The trout bite is picking up in the Indian River, especially on the east side. The best action seems to be in 2-3 feet of water. The snook bite is hot around the bridges and docks during the early-morning and late-evening hours.
Tripletail are holding near channel markers, along with some big mangrove snapper and good numbers of lane snapper.
There has been great snook action in the Jupiter Inlet and in the Intracoastal Waterway throughout the Jupiter area. There haven’t been as many snook on the beach as in past week, but there are still some tarpon around. The key is locating bait.
You can always find snook and jacks around bridges and docks, especially at night, in the Intracoastal. Lane, mangrove and a few mutton snapper are also in the mix.
There have been good numbers of snook at the Lake Worth/Palm Beach Inlet as well, and they are also being caught around area bridges in the Intracoastal.
There’s a lot of bait holding around the Boynton Beach Inlet, and although there haven’t been many snook caught this week, mangrove and mutton snapper are being hooked by the jetty.
Snook are biting in the Intracoastal, however, especially around bridges and docks, while tarpon and bonefish are being hooked in the channels. Sheepshead and jacks are also being reported near bridges during the day.
The best bass bite is still early in the morning on Lake Okeechobee. If you want to catch big numbers, you need to be out on the water before sunrise. The best action remains at low light.
The fishing is still solid around the offshore islands, but the bass are starting to make their way back to the grass, which has made for better fishing. The action should really start to improve in October, and only get better from that point forward.
Live shiners and artificial lures are both working well. The water level is about 13.5 feet.
courtesy of Palm Beach Post