Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Scouting AroundPalm Beach/Martin County Area

 The snook action is really heating up in the surf along the Treasure Coast and Palm Beach County, but keep in mind that snook season is now close...  Along Jensen Beach, whiting, croaker and big permit have also been caught this week. Live sand fleas are working best for the permit, and a few 25-pounders were reported Anglers fishing in the Indian River are reporting a great flounder bite, and the trout fishing has been excellent at Middle Cove just north of the powerplant. Nice redfish are still being caught, with the west side working best in the morning and the east side being the hot spot in the afternoon. In addition to snook, jacks and bluefish are biting along the beaches of Jupiter. Tarpon are also starting to show up in decent numbers. Mangrove snapper are biting around the bridges of the Intracoastal Waterway in Jupiter. There are plenty of jacks around as well, and snook can always be found at the bridges and docks at night. However, many snook are also being hooked in the Jupiter Inlet. Jacks and tarpon are holding in the surf along Palm Beach. A few bluefish were also reported. Large snook and tarpon are being caught near the jetty at the Boynton Beach Inlet. Snapper and sand perch are also being snagged at night. Tarpon are rolling in the channels of the Intracoastal through central and southern Palm Beach County, and barracuda are hanging around the edges of the flats, around channel markers, and along deeper sea walls. Jacks and sheepshead can be found around bridges during the day, while snook, tarpon and mangrove snapper are biting at night.
 If you want to catch number of bass on Lake Okeechobee this time of year, you need to be on the water early in the morning. Once the sun is up for a couple hours, the action really slows down. The outside edges are the best spots to target, and wild shiners and artificial lures seem to be working equally well. Bluegill are also being caught, with crickets being the bait of choice.​​
report courtesy of Palm Beach Post

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