Thursday, April 21, 2016

Scouting Around Palm Beach/Martin County Area

     Rough seas made the surf fishing difficult earlier in the week as well but that, too, has changed.
     Bluefish, jacks, croaker, whiting and snook are all holding in the surf along Jensen Beach.
     Those fishing in the Indian River are finding that the east side is the place to be. Bluefish, snook and trout are all biting.
     As always, snook are chewing around bridges and docks in the Indian River, especially at night. This also holds true for the Intracoastal Waterway from Jupiter down through the southern tip of Palm Beach County.
     The pompano fishing has been pretty good from the beaches of Jupiter, but the water is pretty dirty. Your best bet is fishing from the Juno Beach Pier – the action has been excellent there, as it allows you to get out to cleaner water.
     It has been pretty quiet inside, as you’d expect when the wind is blowing like it has. But, again, the snook bite has still been good around the bridges and dock lights at night.
     It has been a little windy on Lake Okeechobee this week, which had made it a challenge to fish the outside edges and get back in the grass. However, if you are able to do so, or if you find time when the winds subside, the bass bite is very good.
     Big numbers of fish are being caught, especially in the morning, and some big bass have been reported, including a few over 6 pounds. The bite does last throughout the day, but the morning and evening hours are best.
     Live shiners are still the preferred bait, although artificial lures are also effective.
report courtesy of Palm Beach Post

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