Thursday, May 12, 2016

Scouting Around Palm Beach/Martin County Area

     The beach bite has been excellent along the Treasure Coast, with big croaker, snook and even some late-season pompano all being caught on the higher tides. Snapper, snook and jacks are all hitting inside the St. Lucie Inlet as well. Live mullet are working well.
     Trout and redfish are being caught on both the east and west sides of the Indian River, with the best action taking place near the power plant. The snook bite has been really good around the bridges, especially at night, and jacks up to 20 pounds have also been reported.
     Permit and snook are chewing in the surf along Jupiter, and snapper, snook and jacks are all being caught in the Intracoastal Waterway in and around the Jupiter area.
     The surf fishing has been relatively quiet in central and southern Palm Beach County, but there are definitely a lot more snook cruising around, and tarpon are beginning to roll through as well. Permit are also in the mix. The best bet for hooking up seems to be near the Palm Beach and Boynton Beach inlets.
     While snook are still plentiful around the bridges and docks of the Intracoastal throughout central and southern Palm Beach County, big tarpon have been spotted around the channels. They have also been reported in the flats along with bonefish, snook and jacks. Small snapper are around as well.

     It has been an excellent week for bass fishing on Lake Okeechobee. With the cooler weather early in the week, the fishing window opened up a bit and allowed for some nice catches throughout the day and night.
     Being on the water at first light is still the way to go, but plenty of fish were caught during all morning, afternoon and evening hours. The outside edge is still working best, and getting back in the grass is key, too. Live shiners still hold the edge over artificial lures, but the bass have definitely been hitting both. 
report courtesy of Palm Beach Post    

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