The pompano have arrived in the surf along Jensen Beach. The key, however, is finding clean water. That is far more important than time of day or tides. Clams and/or Fish Bites (Clam or Sand Flea flavor) seem to be working best. Bluefish and Spanish mackerel are also being caught.
Trout are being caught on the east side of the Indian River, especially around Middle Cove and Bear Point. The redfish action is still great on the west side as well, if the wind will let you get – and stay – there.
Plenty of nice snook were caught around bridges this week. And, remember, snook season is open!
Anglers in Jupiter are catching plenty of pompano as well, especially south of the inlet. There are also ladyfish and whiting around.
Those fishing in the Intracoastal Waterway and Loxahatchee River around Jupiter are reporting snook at the bridges. Bluefish, jacks and a few pompano are also being caught out in the open and deeper water.
Sheepshead, mangrove snapper, jacks and bluefish are all chewing near the jetties at the Boynton Beach Inlet.
Bridges and docks have been great spots for targeting snook in the Intracoastal throughout Palm Beach County. As always, the night bite is best.
Cooler weather and windy conditions have made it difficult to hold the outside edges of Lake Okeechobee at times this week, but that’s where the best fishing is. Good numbers of bass are being caught, and there are some big fish are being snagged. There were multiple reports of bass weighing over 7 pounds being caught.
If you can get back in the grass, there is great action there as well.
Live shiners are still working better than artificial lures.