Friday, October 30, 2015

From Todd / Eric @ Juno Bait -Juno Beach

Sebastian Inlet Report



Winds are blowing out of the West at 3 mph, gusting to 7 and there is a light chop on the water. This morning was foggy and overcast, perfect conditions for wetting a line. The water is clean but the mullet have disappeared. Early this morning there were greenies schooling around the north jetty. 

The early morning hours brought a few Snook over the rails, most were undersized between 25 - 27" but a couple of slot fish were landed as well. The Black Drum bite that was so great on Wednesday fell off today, a couple of lower slot fish came over the rails this morning but that was all. Yesterday there were four Mutton Snapper landed, two were in the slot, four or five Pompano and a few nice Spanish Mackerel came over the rails. 

Inlet regular Mike Ricciardi of Vero Beach is featured in our first photo today. Mike landed his two Black Drum when the tide turned from incoming to outgoing. There was a thirty minute window when the Black Drum bite turned on. He also landed a 22" slot Red, all on dead shrimp. 

Ricky Reyes is featured in our second photo with a 30" C/R Red he landed using mullet. The Red was released unharmed after the photo. 

From Whites Tackle - Ft Pierce / Stuart

Inshore the redfish bite has been good to the north towards Vero on soft baits such as the D.O.A Cal in the copper crush color and the rootbeer color.The bridges have had a few snook around for those people trolling shad raps and fishing live bait on the out going.The channel ledges have still had some nice mangroves around live shrimp and white baits have produced well.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Scouting Around - Palm Beach/Martin County

Anglers fishing in the surf in Jensen Beach are reporting good early-morning bluefish and Spanish mackerel bite. The pompano action should improve once the wind dies down as well.
There is a great redfish bite in the Indian River this year. The best fishing has been on the east side, especially around Middle Cove. There are also a decent number of little trout around.
Fishing the bridges has been good for snook (at night) and black drum. The black drum typically bite throughout the day, but the best action seems to be during the outgoing tide.
Mutton snapper were caught from the Juno Beach Pier this week.
Spanish mackerel are being caught along the beach in Jupiter early in the morning. Bluefish and pompano are holding throughout the day and, as you’d expect, are most active when there are bait schools around.
Snook and big numbers of jacks are biting in the Loxahatchee River and Intracoastal Waterway in and around Jupiter. Avoid fishing during dead-high and dead-low tides.
Bluefish and Spanish mackerel are being caught from the beaches throughout Palm Beach County. Good numbers are being caught around the jetties of the Lake Worth and Boynton Beach inlets. Mangrove snapper are also in the mix.
Snook are chewing around the bridges in the Intracoastal, and there are also plenty of jacks and sheepshead around.

The best bass bite in Lake Okeechobee is along the outside edges and back in the grass. There are plenty of fish being caught, and several over 5 pounds were reported this week.
Live shiners are working well, but artificial lures are also getting the job done. It’s really a matter of personal preference at this point.
The best bite is still at first light and early in the morning, but nice fish are being caught throughout the morning hours, and it seems to be picking up again in the early evening.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Sebastian Inlet Report



We have a lot of clouds over the inlet this morning and it's been raining off and on. Winds are blowing out of the South-Southwest at 9mph, gusting to 14 and there is a moderate chop on the water. NOAA is calling for scattered showers this morning and numerous showers this afternoon. Seas are 3 - 5' with an eight second wave period. 

We are seeing a real nice variety of species at the inlet including Reds, Snook, Jacks, Ladyfish, Trout, Spanish Mackerel, Flounder and Black Drum. Pompano have started to show up over the past few days. As the water temperature continues to cool we should start seeing more Blues and Flounder in larger numbers. Get out and wet a line, there's no better time!

Our first photo today is of Hank Christianson of Melbourne. Hank is a recent transplant from Idaho who wintered here regularly before making the big move. Hank was fishing for Black Drum when he landed this oversized Snook. The Snook was released unharmed right after the photo.

Scoutlng Around - Boynton Beach Area

 With this rough water, bait still running around and the moon, we have been having a "GOOD" Mangrove and Mutton Snapper going on. The Boynton Jetty has been on fire the in the last week... there have been quite afew keeper Mutton and Mangroves up to 19inches

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

From Whites Tackle - Ft Pierce / Stuart

Inshore the snook fishing has been steady in the inlets and the bridges on the out going tide with live pig and pinfish there are still some mullet schools around if you can find them there has been snook and tarpon around with some big jacks mixed in.There has been a few reds reported on the sailfish flats with a snook here and there back towards the power plants around Big Mud there has been a few nice trout with a red reds mixed in right next to the mangroves.

Sebastian Inlet Report




We are still experiencing high winds at the inlet. This morning it's blowing out of the Southeast at 19 mph, gusting to 24 and we have rough water in the inlet and around the jetties. There are no NOAA advisories this morning although waves are crashing over the jetty rails making it pretty wet out there! Be sure to take rain gear if you head to the inlet today. 

We still have lots of finger mullet making their way in, out and around the inlet. We are seeing a lot of activity in the surf with Snook, Reds, Jacks and Blues all feeding on the schools. Florida Today Sports writer Matt Badolato reported he fished the inlet on a skiff Sunday and found large schools of Spanish Mackerel, Jacks and giant Ladyfish feeding on juvenile sardines and anchovies in the back of the inlet. They were hitting best during the end of the incoming tide during the early morning hours. They would only eat tiny lures and jigs that matched the hatch. 

Our first photo today features Stacey Thomas of Ft. Pierce. Stacey fished the north jetty last Friday morning when the Jacks were coming over the rails in droves. Stacey landed a lot of large Jacks like the one in the photo. 
  Photo second photo features inlet regular Bill Hillman of Kissimmee. Bill landed the approximately 36" C/R Snook on the incoming tide using mullet. Bill wanted to get the Snook back into the water asap, so he didn't take the time to measure it. The Snook was released unharmed right after the photo. 

Our third photo features Austin Gray of Ft. Lauderdale with a Spanish Mackerel he landed off the north jetty using a jig. 

Photo four is of the enormous Black Drum in the 40 lb. range that was landed on October 22nd. 

Monday, October 26, 2015



This defines a fisherman and how well he fishes. How do you approach a fishing spot? How do you treat others? Fact is, your mindset will make or break you as an angler long before you set the hook on anything.
Awhile back there was this 19 year old kid talking a tough game on the Louisiana Sportsman forum. He was openly betting anybody to a fishing match, despite himself finagling his way out of committing to a local fishing tournament. Maybe his trash talking was good natured, but he ought to know that much is lost in translation over the Internet. My perception was that he was a smart alec. Doesn’t matter if I’m wrong, as the first impression is made. I certainly don’t want to help someone that’s so loudmouthed. How does he help himself by behaving in such a manner? With that said, I have the life experience to know better: I give someone a chance by meeting them in person.
It helps to build a network of committed fishermen you can converse with. Fishing report forums are the bees knees these days. There are a lot of great forums out there, they’re a great way to enhance your fishing ability. By contributing fishing reports (good and bad) and being friendly with people, you will build a solid reputation. From there you can create a network of fishing colleagues you work with to help stay on top of the trout action. This is key. Myself and enthusiastic inshore anglers communicate with each other to ensure our success. It’s something you can make for yourself, too.
Mindset goes much further than just manners. What are you thinking when you launch your boat to go fishing? What will happen if you don’t catch anything? Will you get frustrated and quit? Or will you drive on? There have been days when I ran all over the marsh, only to get onto a great bite as the sun was growing weary in the sky. I didn’t quit, I kept my composure and I kept on going! It drove me to success!
Things like patience, fortitude, and understanding go a long way in the world of inshore fishing. Have these things enhance your technique and strategies as well as your character. These things make up a great mindset to not only tackle fishing, but all aspects of life.
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Scouting Around - Juno Pier

Quite a few Muttons, lots of Blue Fish, Macs here and there and 
10 Bonefish have come up......

Scouting Around - Sebastian

In spite of the rough conditions, fishing in the inlet is good. The water is rough and dirty from the relentless northeast wind. Winds are expected to continue into next week. However, a number of large Black Drum have moved in along with numerous Snook and Redfish. Also, making an early showing are the Flounder roaming around the inlet. Most are being caught on the south side. Of course the choice bait is the live finger mullet. But when the fishing bite is on, many other baits will do the job. A report from yesterday indicated that a big Snook took a frozen shrimp. Night time reports tell us that lures are working on the Snook. If the water is too rough off of the jetties, try some of the calmer back water areas of the inlet or lagoon. It's that time of year when anything is possible in most locations, as the bait is widely scattered.                         
The photo today shows Zerek Zelmanski, from Celebration, FL, with a nice Mangrove Snapper that he was able to bring over the rail, assisted by his older brother Zach. While everyone else could only manage ladyfish and catfish at the time, Zerek won the prize with this snapper.

From Whites Tackle - Ft Pierce / Stuart

Inshore the trout fishing has been good to the north of north bridge from Queens Cove to the Round island.The snook fishing has been good with some fish around the jetty and bridges live bait and jigs have produced the best.The snapper bite has also been good on the channel edges and around the bridges on white baits and live shrimp

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Sebastian Inlet Report


Winds are blowing out of the East-Northeast at 15 mph, gusting to 18 and there is a considerable chop around the jetties and on the ICW. NOAA has issued a small craft advisory. The jetty is drier today than it has been, there were no waves crashing over the rails this morning. A heavy downpour occurred this morning and a few sprinkles are expected throughout the day. 

Since our sources have clammed up, disappeared or not shown up, a walk out onto the north jetty was necessary this morning to see what was happening. The bite wasn't very good even though there was plenty of baitfish in the water. A few Ladyfish, Catfish and Jacks came over the rails. One very large Black Drum in the 40 lb. range was landed, along with a couple of mid-sized Black Drum. One lower slot Red was landed. Tommy Turowski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop said yesterday there were some Reds, a few Black Drum and some Sheepshead landed off the north jetty and Blues were hitting in the surf. 

Our  photo today features Brahim Khalil with a decent sized Flounder he landed off the north jetty.

From Capt. Charlie @ Fishing Center - Ft Pierce

It has been another week of awesome weather and good fishing on the Treasure Coast! Some windy conditions and a few rain clouds in the mix, but overall fair weather has been the norm lately.  The temperatures have become milder and that has cooled the water off as well.  Fall has arrived and that means the snow birds are heading south for the winter.  It's a great time to get in some fishing!
We have had a good mix of fish around the area and that has kept anglers busy catching.  We have found redfish around docks, mangroves and grass flats.  

The redfish population continues to grow each year.  Lots of over size fish have been caught this year around the river.  DOA shrimp, CAL paddle tails, Monster 3X and live or cut bait has all worked great on the redfish this year.  Snook have been around the jetties, docks and sea walls.  Feather jigs, Monster 3X, DOA bait busters and live bait can all get you into the action.  Don't forget top water lures for redfish, snook and trout this time of year.  Trout have been on all the usual grass flats. 
Lots of other species are spread all over the river this week.  Snapper, jacks, ladyfish and mackerel are just a few of the many species available to anglers this month.  Look for the first arrivals of pompano to show up this month as well.  Small shiny lures work very well on all these species when they are feeding around the area.  Look for birds and top water action to help you locate many of these fish.  The surf will be yielding pompano and whiting this time of year.  Any remnants of the mullet run will be good to fish for snook, jacks and bluefish.  There will be tarpon around these bait fish, too. 

Scouting Around Palm Beach - Martin County

The conditions have been rough on the beaches this week, too, but there have been some fish caught.
Jacks, ladyfish, bluefish and Spanish mackerel are all chewing in the surf along Jensen Beach when the wind isn’t blowing too hard. The early-morning bite is best.
In the Indian River, the snook action is on fire at the bridges, especially during the outgoing tide. The “mosquito ditches” near the powerplant have been great for catching redfish, trout and juvenile tarpon this week.
Bluefish, Spanish mackerel, tarpon, snook, jacks, and a few pompano were all reported on the beaches in Jupiter. Again, the key is being ready when the wind lies down for a period of time.
The mullet still seem to be everywhere in the Intracoastal Waterway, which is a great sign. Snook, tarpon and snapper are all biting near bridges, docks and other structure, especially at night.
Anglers in Palm Beach down through Delray Beach are reporting jacks around inlets and sea walls; and tarpon, snook, jacks, ladyfish and sheepshead around bridges. Fishing along channel edges and docks has also been productive. A few pompano were caught as well.

The bass fishing has been great on Lake Okeechobee this week, although the wind has really pushed the fish back into the inside grass. The wind has muddied the water out on the main lake, but plenty of big fish were hooked — several bass between 6 and 7 pounds were reported.
Live shiners and artificial lures are both working well, and if you find a grassy spot along the edge, you should have no problem reeling in some nice bass.
The early morning is still the best time to be on the water, but fish have been caught throughout the day this week. 

From Whites Tackle - Ft Pierce / Stuart

Inshore there was a few reports of some snook and reds on the sailfish flats in the bait schools.The bridges have been on fire at night on the outgoing tide with live bait and jigs.The day time snook fishing has also been good in St.Lucie inlet and Ft.Pierce inlet with live bait on the outgoing tide.Bear point has had a steady trout bite on the out going tide with a few reds mixed in we just got the new Penn Clash in so stop on in and check htem out its a great reel.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Sebastian Inlet Report



Winds are blowing out of the East this morning at 12 mph, gusting to 16 and the water is choppy around the jetties and on the ICW. NOAA has issued a small craft advisory and is calling for scattered showers today.

The sloppy conditions have kept most anglers off the jetties and beaches the past few days, only the diehard anglers have been attempting to fish. Jacks and Blues were prevalent Monday but Snook and Reds have been landed in these conditions as well.

  Our first photo today features Clyde Demming of Altamonte Springs. Clyde was the luckiest guy on the north jetty. Everyone else was landing Jacks but Clyde landed his 31" slot Snook with the help of Scott Mittleholz of Ft. Lauderdale on the net. Clyde used shrimp to land the Snook and earlier in the morning, he also landed a slot Red. 
  Photo two features Ed Browne of Ft. Pierce. Ed landed his Jack on mullet. 


 There were days that fish simply didn’t show up, but for the most part this venue was something very attractive to speckled trout. The key feature that separated this “spot” from others is the deep “hole” it possesses. Why do trout like this hole? How can I find others like it?


If you have ever been diving then you know that the deeper you go the more cold water becomes. It may not be gradual but could be sudden in the form of a thermocline. Initially, it doesn’t make sense for a trout to seek colder water when it is trying to survive during winter months, but consider how much more fluid air is than water. Cold air can move in at the blink of an eye and cool down shallow water in a hurry. With trout, it’s not really so much the cold temperature that could kill them, but the sudden change in temperature. At the bottom of these deep holes lies water unaffected by drastic temperature changes. This water is “safe” because it is stable. Think of them as a “bunker” that trout can run to get out of bad weather.
Some have also said that there is a heat source geothermal in nature at the bottom of these deep holes. Without testing for this, I can only take this with a grain of salt    


Fishing around the Mississippi River will allow one to quickly realize the differences between fresh and salt water. One has salt, the other doesn’t. Saltwater is denser then fresh water, causing fresh water to float on top. But there is a caveat here a lot of people miss: some saltwater is saltier than other saltwater, and the saltiest of saltwater will be pulled to the bottom by gravity. If you look at our Fishing Planning page, you will discover the MP41 Chevron station that provides these figures. (UPDATE: this station is dead, as per this post) The station records in real time salinity levels at the top and bottom of the water column. Take a quick look and you will see that the saltiest water resides at the bottom.
So how is this relevant? Without delving into the deeper aspects of spotted sea trout behavior (and I am no marine biologist, just an avid fisherman) it is readily apparent that these species of trout prefer clean and salty water. Salty water readily provides a stable environment for trout to reside in. When trout are hiding out from bad weather and battling cold temperature, salty water gives them an edge they can use to survive.
It is winter time now, but this “stable salinity” idea also lends credence to what we see with bigger trout during the summer time. I don’t want to take anything away from another article that covers some of this, Three Sad Reasons Florida Will Always Have Bigger Trout. Deeper water provides the salinity levels a larger trout requires and also provides the stable temperature trout require. Consider that this time it is hot and speckled trout seek cooler temperatures, preferably in the shade. It comes as no surprise that trout, when not actively feeding, cling to the bottom inside of structure like gas platforms. This lends credence to my next point.


I can’t be for sure that this is a factor or not, but it is something I have contemplated. While trout somewhat resemble an apex predator, they are still easy meals for other animals higher in the food chain. Consider how baits we use are being “skylined” when viewed from the bottom of the water column, making them easy targets. Their silhouettes give away their position. It is easily understood how fish would want to avoid this predicament. When trout hold to the bottom of a deep hole, there is no way they can be skylined. This further underscores why deep holes provide great habitat and security for a speckled trout and why they prefer to use these underwater terrain features.


It would also seem to me that it would be easier to hold in one place if water isn’t flowing around one side of the trout body, but I could be wrong. This is a guess on my part.


Almost ALL deep holes I fish in the winter time have a nearby shallow water area. Some of them are oyster reefs. Trout will come out of the protection of their deep holes not only to feed in the shallow water but also to catch the warming rays of the sun. If I don’t catch fish in the deep water, I will move to the nearby shallow water. Often I have been slaughtering trout in the shallow water while people fishing the associated deep water don’t catch anything. This has also happened first thing in the morning.    

This limit of trout and a redfish were caught before 8am on a very cold December morning. They were caught in water about 3-4 ft deep adjacent to an area with water about 12ft deep.

What are some things we can take from this and apply to our trout fishing? What key elements make good winter spots “good”?
  • deep water
  • nearby shallow water
  • moving water
Moving water is important. Trout love moving water and seem to hate it when it is not moving. In fact, they shut down when the water is not moving at all. I’m sure there are several reasons as to why, but one I’d like to mention is that moving water brings bait to them. In fact, check out this video to see what good moving water looks like.
I have noticed that large schools of trout do not prefer locations where there is little water. They instead prefer areas where there is a lot of water, areas like main bayous, mouths of bayous, and structure in bays like oyster beds and underwater “humps”. That’s not to say I have not caught loads of trout in “small” water that are suitable for 1-3 man limits, but I generally find the larger schools suitable for 4-6 man limits in “larger” water.
story courtesy of Louisiana Fishing Blog

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Scouting Around - Martin County Area

Inshore there were a few reports from those who managed to find a spot out of the wind there were a few reds up next to the shoreline around Bear Point to Big Mud Creek. To the north around Queens cove has had a few nice snook and reds around the mangroves with top water and soft baits around first light.The inlets have had some snook and tarpon around if you do not mind the windy weather.

Sebastian Inlet Report


The high winds continue at the inlet keeping the camera lens covered with salt. Winds are blowing out of the East-Northeast at 18 mph, gusting to 24 and the water is choppy around the inlet and on the ICW. NOAA has a small craft advisory in effect through this evening.

We received an update from Mike Ricciardi of Vero Beach who got out in the sloppy conditions and fished the north jetty yesterday morning. Most areas of the jetty were wet with waves crashing into the rocks and coming over the railing. Mike reported rough conditions and not many desirable fish, Jacks and Blues were the only thing hitting during his time on the jetty.
  Last week when the weather was calmer, the bite was good. Mike took our first two photos today; the first is of Dave Vermilye of Sebastian with a 31" slot Snook he landed using live shrimp.
  Photo two is the second of Mike's slot Snook he landed last week; this one was a 30", landed on shrimp. 
  Photo three features inlet regular Bill Hillman of Kissimmee. Bill landed the monster 39" Red on Oct. 7th using mullet on the incoming tide. The Red was released unharmed right after the photo. What a catch!

On Saturday October 24th a cast net class will be held at the Fishing Museum on the south side of the Park at 1:00 p.m. Learn how to make, repair and throw a cast net.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Scouting Around

Juno Pier has been on fire for the last week 

Sebastian Inlet Report


We have a very blustery day today. Winds are blowing out of the Northeast at 24 mph, gusting to 32 and the water is rough around the inlet and on the ICW. NOAA has issued a small craft advisory through Tuesday night. 

Over the weekend, Tommy Turowski reported a good bite. A lot of big Spanish Mackerel in the three to five pound range moved in and many came over the rails. Reds, Snook, Jacks, Blues, Flounder, Trout and even a few Mangrove Snapper were in play. We still have plenty of mullet and other baitfish in the water but anglers using live shrimp are having the best luck with Reds and Snook. 
Our first photo today is Devin DeCoursey of Orlando landed the oversized Snook on live finger mullet Saturday night. Devin landed the Snook off the tip of the south jetty on the incoming tide. 
  Arden Romanillos sent in our next photo of his friend Phillip Tate fishing the north jetty at sunrise. The photo captures the feeling of calm and serenity. Arden and Phillip love fishing the inlet in the early morning hours. 

Friday, October 16, 2015

From Capt. Charlie @ Fishing Center - Ft Pierce

Another week of wonderful weather and some good fishing days mark the arrival of fall to the Treasure Coast.  As the mullet run continues for now, look for the bait schools to find the hungry fish.  The fish are feeding heavily in anticipation of winter months coming ahead.  October is a fantastic month to enjoy the fishing in our area.  Mild weather will continue to dominate our weather pattern for now.  
Nighttime fishing around the docks and bridges have been productive for snook anglers. Trout and redfish have been on the flats in the mornings.  Use top water lures to start your day for some explosive results.  You can continue to use those top water lures on cloudy and overcast days throughout the morning.  Switch to DOA shrimp or CAL jerk baits as the sun rises to continue to fish for trout and redfish.  Mackerel, jacks and ladyfish have been following the bait schools in with the tides and crashing the bait schools around the river.  It's a fun time of year to fish!
Top water lures provide lots of excitement this time of year.  There are many brands and types.  I categorize them into two groups.  Chugging lures like the Chug Bug brand and "walk the dog" types similar to Mirrolure Top Dog lures.  Both types are productive!  If you have never used top water lures, try the chugging types that are simple to use and can get you hooked on this kind of fishing.  "Walk the dog" lures take a little practice to get a rhythm and pattern going and are very effective.  I also love the DOA Bait Buster, which can be used as a top water or slow sinking lure.  Even weedless hooked jerk baits can be used as a top water presentation with great results.  This is the time of year to get out and use them!  

From Whites Tackle - Ft Pierce / Stuart

Inshore the fishing has been good around the inlet with some nice snook and reds in the bait schools on the out going tide.The tarpon have also been around the inlet in Ft. Pierce on the incoming tide with a few snook mixed in.The trout fishing has been good around Walton road with soft baits and top water around first light and just before dark.The reds have been up to the noth around Vero in the bait schools mixed in.

From Todd / Eric @ Juno Bait -Juno Beach

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Thursday, October 15, 2015


                                                                                                                                 PHOTO COURTESY OF T&A JIGS

I see the same thing over and over! It is the same thing that keeps people from catching fish. I’ve seen other fishermen throwing plastics and not catching fish when they should. It breaks my heart because I don’t want anyone to have a bad day on the water!
My guess is that they’re not using the appropriate weight for a jighead. Either they’re too heavy or too light, and usually too light. If you don’t have 1/8, 1/4, 3/8 and 1/2oz jigheads in your arsenal then you are only hurting yourself. Don’t be scared to use a 1/2oz jighead to get to the bottom in 16ft of moving water! I know it looks weird threading a plastic onto it but I promise it works. You don’t want to be using a jighead that is too heavy in lightly moving water, either. It will decrease your chances of catching because it will negatively effect the presentation of the plastic. Don’t be afraid to try something new! Experiment and experiment some more. In time you will know what jighead is the right size.

Sebastian Inlet Report




We have a little more wind to contend with but it's a beautiful morning at the inlet. Winds are blowing out of the North at 12 mph, gusting to 15 and there is a moderate chop around the inlet. The ICW has a light chop. NOAA is calling for the wind to shift to the Northeast this afternoon. 

The incoming tide produced quite a few Snook catches yesterday according to Mike Ricciardi of Vero Beach. A lot of undersized Snook in the 25 - 27" range were landed and released. Six to eight slot fish were landed between 7:00 -10:00. The morning produced more Snook than Reds which was unusual; Mike landed and released one that was 27". Most anglers were using live shrimp. Jacks were back in play yesterday but the Spanish Mackerel bite slowed. Barracuda were present as well. One Black Drum came over the rails on live shrimp. 
  Our first photo today will get all the Flounder fans excited. Curtis Miller of Vero Beach landed this 7.7 lb. Flounder west of the tide pool on the north side using a tiny mullet. He landed and returned several shorts before and after landing this beauty. 
  Our next two photos are courtesy of Mike Ricciardi. Victor Montalvo of Orlando landed the 23" slot Red on photo two. 
  Dave Vermilye of Sebastian landed his 33" C/R Snook on mullet on Monday. 
  Our last two photos feature Aldo Rodriguez of Union City, NJ. netted this 23" Red in photo four and the 31.75" Snook in photo five also landed three Black Margate, two Spots and one Lookdown. 

From Whites Tackle - Ft Pierce / Stuart

Inshore the reds have been up to the north around Round Island to Vero shores in the bait schools with snook,jacks and a few tarpon mixed in to.To the south the power plant has had a few tarpon around Big Mud.The bridges have had a few nice snapper around them on the out going tide with live shrimp and little white baits.

Scouting Around- Palm Beach/Martin County Area

   Bluefish and Spanish mackerel are chasing the mullet along the beaches of the Treasure Coast early in the morning – it’s really a first-light bite. There are a few scattered pompano in the surf as well, and whiting and croaker can be caught throughout the day.
   In the Indian River, snook and tarpon are biting around the bridges, especially when there’s mullet in the area (and there are!). Black drum and sheepshead have also shown up and are chewing around structure.
   There are some trout being caught around dock lights at night, and some nice redfish have been hooked on the west side of the river.
   There is bait everywhere along the beaches of Jupiter and also in the inlets and Intracoastal Waterway. As you’d expect, this has led to some excellent fishing.
   In the surf, bluefish and jacks are being caught, with a few Spanish mackerel mixed in as well. In the Intracoastal, snook and tarpon are thick at the bridges, but they’re being caught anywhere you find mullet schools.

The mullet are also running south through Palm Beach and into Lake Worth and Boynton Beach, which has produced some great inshore action. Spanish mackerel, bluefish and pompano are all chewing along the beach, and snook and permit are being caught at the Lake Worth and Boynton Beach inlets.
   In the Intracoastal, snook, tarpon, jacks, ladyfish, sheepshead and snapper are being caught along the channel edges, flats, docks and bridges. Snook fishing at the bridges at night is always productive.

   The fall fishing pattern is in full swing on Lake Okeechobee, and there are good numbers of bass being caught along the outside edges and back in the grass. The early-morning bite is still best, but you can catch good numbers up until about 10:30-11 a.m. now. The action picks up again in the late afternoon and early evening.
   Live shiners and artificial lures are both working well, so it’s really a matter of personal preference at this point.
   A few bass weighing 6 pounds were reported this week, and the catches do seem to be getting bigger.
report courtesy of Palm Beach Post