Monday, May 2, 2016

From James Cronk @ Whites Tackle - Ft Pierce / Stuart

Snook fishing has been hot and only going to get better as time go on they are stacking up at the inlet to make the summer time move to the beach you can find large fish holding low in deeper water by the bridges and deeper dock and sea walls. the first light trout bite has been crazy good both right at sunrise and just after sunset we are even finding a few bigger redfish mixed in with the trout in Stuart on some dock lights.


North Ft Pierce to south vero is holding cleaner water and snook,redfish and trout are all being being caught in the bait school as they move up and down the river. hot baits have been D.O.A 441 and 309 in the 3 inch shad rigged on a jig head. the 401 in the 4 inch jerk bait rigged on a weedless worm rig fish this slow on the flats in holes with moving water. for you live bait guys a live shrimp under a popping cork rigged on 20lb fluorocarbon with a small hook like a size 2 Owner Gorilla light hook. This is small and light and will help keep the shrimp alive and swimming. if you do not like fishing live bait you can rig a Vudu soft shrimp under a popping cork and have good results in the deeper holes.for you guys who like to fish the mangroves skipping a Soft-Dine under and working it out slow will get you fish.popper fishing at first light tight to the mangroves is also a good way to get the fish going. fishing 3-5 inch swim baits around the bait schools is a good way to hook into the big jacks that are running around in the river right now

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