The beach fishing has been solid along the Treasure Coast. Whiting, croaker, permit, pompano and snook were all caught in the surf along Jensen Beach this week. The snook are still pretty small, but the numbers are growing.
In the Indian River, the trout bite is still very good, and there are some nice tripletail being caught around the channel markers. The snapper action is great around bridges and other structure, and big snook are biting around the bridges. Smaller snook are moving through the flats, and tarpon are beginning to show up in the spillways and around North Fork.
Snook are also biting around the beaches and inlet in Jupiter, along with pompano, ladyfish, permit and a few tarpon.
Fishing the bridges of the Intracoastal in and around Jupiter is still great for targeting snook, while jacks, ladyfish and tarpon have been spotted throughout the area – bridges, flats, etc.
Jacks and tarpon have been reported in the surf along Palm Beach, along with the occasional permit. Ladyfish and croaker were also caught.
Tarpon and large snook have been spotted in front of the north jetty at the Boynton Beach Inlet, while croaker and sand perch have been snagged off the south jetty during the outgoing tide.
Snook, snapper, tarpon and permit have also been caught from the beach, especially at night.
Snook, jacks and snapper are all being caught around the bridges of the Intracoastal in central and southern Palm Beach County.
This fishing remains solid on Lake Okeechobee. While the early-morning bite is best, you can catch bass well into the late-morning hours. It picks up again around sunset.
Fish back in the grass and along the outside edges for best results. Live shiners are working better than artificial lures, but skilled anglers are getting their numbers either way.
Some nice-sized bass were reported this week, including an 8-pounder up on the northeastern part of the lake.
photo courtesy of Rod Gatorbait Salser @ Gatorbait's Kayak Fishing Charters