Thursday, March 31, 2016

Scouting Around - Palm Beach/Martin County Area

     Bluefish, jacks, plenty of whiting, and a decent number of pompano are moving in and out of the surf along Jensen Beach throughout the day.
In the Indian River, trout are up close near the powerplant, and there are redfish everywhere – although the bite seems to be a little better on the west side. Bluefish and jacks are also around.
     As always, there are snook at the bridges and in the dock lights at night.
     Those fishing the beach in Jupiter are catching bluefish, Spanish mackerel and pompano near the inlet.
     Jacks and ladyfish were reported in the Intracoastal Waterway, along with pompano in the Marker 42 area. There are a bunch of snook at the beaches and in the lights here as well.
     The surf fishing has been pretty uneventful along Palm Beach and Boynton Beach this week, although jacks and ladyfish have been hooked. A few tarpon were also spotted near the mouth of the Boynton Beach Inlet.
     Jacks and snook are the story in the Intracoastal throughout central and southern Palm Beach County, although croaker, sand perch and a few small snapper were also reported.
     There’s great bass action on Lake Okeechobee this time of year, and those fishing back in the grass and along the outside edges are catching some monster fish – and a lot of them! A half-day trip is producing up to 40 bass, and several 6- and 7-pounders were reported this week.
     Live shiners and artificial lures are both working well, but shiners still hold the edge at this point.
     The bite lasts throughout the day, but the biggest numbers and most consistent action is still taking place in the early-morning hours.
courtesy of Palm Beach Post

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