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.