Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Scouting Around Palm Beach/Martin County Area

     Spanish mackerel and bluefish are still being caught in the surf along Jensen Beach but the numbers are definitely down. There are quite a few snook at the beach now, and the croaker bite has been great.
     The west side of the Indian River is still producing a hot redfish bite, and there even some being snagged on the east side near Vitola Park, along with trout and a few tarpon.
     Snook are still holding around bridges and docks, but they are also thick around channel markers. Tripletail and flounder are also chewing at the channel markers.
     Snook are cruising the beaches in Jupiter as well, and there are also ladyfish in the mix along with the occasional pompano. Tarpon are also starting to roll in the surf.
     Whiting and croaker seem to be holder around the mouth of the Jupiter Inlet.
     Jacks and snook are chewing in the surf along Palm Beach, and a few Spanish mackerel can still be found.
     Those fishing in the Intracoastal Waterway in the Jupiter area are reporting snook at the bridges and docks at night, and plenty of jacks.
     Anglers fishing in the Intracoastal from Palm Beach down through Boca Raton are seeing tarpon rolling through the channels and feeding on the flats. Permit and bonefish are also showing up around the flats.
     Red drum, snook, jacks and sheepshead are all holding near the bridges as well.
     Snook, mangrove snapper, permit and tarpon are all biting in the surf along Boynton Beach, especially near the inlet.
      photo T&A Jig's
     The bass bite has been pretty good on Lake Okeechobee this week. Good numbers and sizes of bass are being hooked along the outside edge and back in the grass. You can catch them out in the open water as well, but for best results, stay toward the grass.
     As the temperatures rise, the window for catching bass gets smaller. You can still have success throughout the day and night, but the biggest action is definitely taking place early in the morning at this point – first light. It does pick up a bit around sunset as well.
     Live shiners still get the nod over artificial lures, but anglers are catching fish either way.
  report courtesy of Palm Beach Post    

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