Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Scouting Around Palm Beach/Martin County Area


     Big snook are moving up and down the beach along the Treasure Coast, and the resident whiting and croaker are chewing throughout the day. Tarpon are also running the beach but not close enough to catch from the shore – only by boat.
     There has been a great flounder bite around the bridges, seawalls and docks of the Indian River this week. They seem to be holding around any type of structure.
     Trout and some redfish are being caught on the grassbeds on the west side of the river. Snook and tarpon are being reported throughout the river – in the flats and around the bridges.
     Tarpon, snook, jacks and a few pompano have been caught in the surf along Jupiter, as well as in the inlet.
     Big numbers of snook and jacks are being hooked in the Intracoastal Waterway in and around the Jupiter area.
     Anglers fishing in the surf along Palm Beach are reporting good numbers of tarpon, snook and jacks. The fish seem to be present throughout the day, but early morning has been best.
     Tarpon, snook and permit are thick in the surf along Boynton Beach.
     Early-morning hours have been great for hooking tarpon and snook in the flats of the Intracoastal in central and southern Palm Beach County. Those fishing at night should work lighted docks and bridges. A few sheepshead have also been caught.

     The key to catching bass on Lake Okeechobee this week – and this time of year – is getting out on the water early. To catch good numbers, you need to be out there at or before first light. Once the sun comes up, the fishing really starts to slow down.
     Those working the outside edges are catching plenty of fish, and they’re having success with live shiners and artificial lures.
     The action does pick up again after sunset, and there seem to be some larger bass caught at this time of day. The numbers aren’t quite as good as the morning bite, but size seems to be better.​

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