Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Scouting Around - Palm Beach/Martin County Area

     Algae is no longer a problem along the beaches of the Treasure Coast, and the fishing is once again excellent. There’s a great bait run along the beach and there are tons of snook in tow – the jacks and tarpon are not far behind.
     There’s a great snook and tarpon bite at the St. Lucie Inlet during the end of the incoming tide and first of the outgoing tide.
     Fishing around channel markers and other structures in the Indian River has been great for catching tripletail, sheepshead and flounder.
     The beach bite has been good – but inconsistent – along Jupiter this week. There is a lot of bait around, which has attracted big numbers of snook, jacks and ladyfish, as well as the resident whiting and croaker. A few pompano were also caught.
     Snook are thick at the Jupiter Inlet as well, and you can catch them until your arm gets tired of reeling!
     Snook are being caught from the shores of Palm Beach and they are showing up in big numbers at the Lake Worth (Palm Beach Inlet). Tarpon are also around, and they are rolling the beaches. Snapper and the occasional permit are biting, and you can always count on finding good numbers of jacks.
     The Intracoastal action in central Palm Beach County has been fairly quiet this week, but the usual spots – docks, bridges, channel markers – should be productive.
     Anglers fishing in the surf along Boynton Beach are catching snook and jacks. Those working the inlet walls and jetties have reported snook, tarpon, mangrove snapper, jacks and permit.
     Snook are moving throughout the Intracoastal in southern Palm Beach County, so they have been a little easier to find. You can always have success at the bridges and docks at night as well. Snapper and jacks are also in the mix here.

     There is great bass action on Lake Okeechobee from first light until about 11 a.m. The offshore bite is bet at this point, and artificial lures and live shiners are both working well.
     There seems to be a lot of bait around the offshore islands, so the action has been good in those spots.
     If you’re looking to throw artificials, Swim Jigs and Gambler Aces have been very effective.
report courtesy of Palm Beach Post

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