Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Scouting Around Palm Beach/Martin County Area

     There is great action in the surf along Jensen Beach throughout the day, although early morning and evening are best. There are big schools of jacks and a big number of whiting and croaker. Tarpon and a few snook can also be snagged.
     The inlets of the Treasure Coast are still filled with snook, and there’s a great trout bite in the Indian River. A few tarpon can be found out in front of Little Mud Creek and Big Mud Creek, and there are mangrove snapper around the docks and seawalls.
     Jacks and snook are biting during the early-morning hours in the surf along Jupiter. 
The expected storm this weekend will likely force the finger mullet south and into the area, which should improve the beach fishing in the area.
     Snook, snapper and jacks are all holding in and around the Lake Worth (Palm Beach) Inlet, and small numbers are also showing up in the surf. The occasional tarpon can also be spotted rolling in the surf along Palm Beach.
     In the Intracoastal, there are snook cruising around but not in big numbers. If you’re fishing inside in and around central Palm Beach County, the best bet is targeting snapper and jacks around the bridges.
     Anglers fishing around the Boynton Beach Inlet are reporting big schools of snook. There are tarpon around as well, along with snapper, jacks and permit. These may also be spotted along the beach (the snook bite has actually been excellent in the surf early in the morning), but inside the inlet seems to be the hot spot.

     The south end of Lake Okeechobee has been great for catching big numbers of bass, especially early in the morning. The offshore islands are still very productive, and live shiners and topwater artificial lures are both working well.
     For best results, be on the water by first light and back on land by 10 a.m. Once the sun is up and the temperatures rise, the bite is pretty non-existent.
     Crappie, bluegill and catfish are also being caught.
courtesy of Palm Beach Post

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