Friday, April 8, 2016

Scouting Around - Palm Beach / Martin County Area

     Snook are starting to bite in the surf along Jensen Beach. Live baits and topwater plugs are working well. The pompano action is excellent as well if you can cast to the other side of the color change.
     Snook are being caught around docks and bridges in the Indian River, and small ones are showing up in the flats. Redfish are still biting on the west side of the river, usually around docks, while nice-sized trout are being hooked around grass beds in 3-5 feet.
     Pompano, bluefish and Spanish mackerel are all being caught from the beaches of Jupiter. The fish seem to be there throughout the day, but higher tides is best. Snook are showing up in the Jupiter Inlet and should make their way into the surf very soon.
     In addition to the inlet, snook are biting at the bridges and docks in the Intracoastal Waterway in and around Jupiter. The best action is at night, as usual.
     Jacks and bluefish have been reported in the surf along Palm Beach, and a couple snook were caught. Snook have also been spotted in the Lake Worth Inlet and there should be bigger numbers along the beach in the coming weeks.
     Snook and jacks are biting around bridges and docks throughout central and southern Palm Beach County.
     Permit and mangrove snapper have also been caught at night near the north jetty of the Boynton Beach Inlet, while sheepshead, tarpon, small snapper and sand perch have been snagged around the Intracoastal bridges toward the southern end of the county.

     The action has slowed a bit on the “Big O,” but there are still plenty of bass being caught. The outside edges are working best, and be sure to fish back in the grass – if the wind will allow it.
     Live shiners are still working better than artificial lures, but skilled anglers can have success either way.
     Several nice fish were reported this week, including a few weighing more than 5 pounds.
courtesy of Palm Beach Post

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