Tuesday, June 21, 2016

From Capt Joe Ward @ Bait Shack - FT Pierce

 Everything has really started to heat up in June including the weather. The best inshore action should be from first light until about 9 a.m. and from 6 p.m. until dark. During these hours try a topwater bait like a Zara Spook, Chug Bug, and for the anglers that like to throw soft plastic baits, try a D.O.A. Bait Buster. For the rest of you that like live bait try a pigfish, mullet, shrimp or a crab. This method will catch a snook, trout, redfish, and lots of big jacks. Try places like Harbor Branch, Round Island or Queen’s Cove to the north and to the south you can try Bear Point, Herman’s Bay or the docks along South Indian River Drive. Just remember that as of June 1st snook season is closed and is catch and release only. The snapper fishing should also be good around the bridges and the channel edges. A live shrimp fished on a #2 hook, a 20 lb fluorocarbon leader, and a 1/2 to 1 oz. lead should work just fine. The tarpon should be here in full force in the Ft. Pierce Inlet, the Moorings and around the Big Mud Creek area. Try using a live mullet.

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