Thursday, September 29, 2016

                                                       Snook Brazil

The Best Worst Fishing Day Ever! Monster Snook, Tarpon and Bass!!

Scouting Around Palm Beach/Martin County Area

INSHORE
     The mullet run is still in full effect along Jensen Beach. As a result, snook, tarpon, big jacks, bluefish, Spanish mackerel and even some pompano are being reported. 
                                   photo courtesy of Pompano Rich Vidulich            

The early-morning high tide has been best except for the pompano; they seem to be around throughout the day, although you’ll need a long cast (100 yards or so) to catch them – so be sure you bring a 10- to 12-foot rod.
     Tarpon are crushing mullet along the beaches of Jupiter. There are also jacks, bluefish, and a few Spanish mackerel and snook around. The best action is early in the morning.
     Jacks and snook are being caught in the Intracoastal Waterway in the early-morning and late-evening hours. The occasional redfish has been snagged at the Jupiter Inlet.
     Those fishing in the surf along Palm Beach are reporting some snook and tarpon, along with a few bluefish early in the day. There are plenty of jacks in the mix and they seem to be around throughout the day.
     The mullet schools seem to have pushed through the Boynton Beach area, and while there are still some around, the numbers have definitely gone down. You can still find the occasional snook and tarpon in the surf, and there are always jacks around.
     In the Intracoastal in and around Boynton Beach, tarpon are rolling in the channel, while snook and jacks are chasing bait between the inlet and area bridges. The snook and tarpon action has been best at night, but sheepshead, jacks and even the occasional redfish have been hooked during the day.

LAKE OKEECHOBEE
     The offshore islands and outside grass lines are still the best places to catch bass at this point on Lake Okeechobee. While the early-morning bite is still the ideal time for catching big numbers, the window has opened a bit in recent days. Anglers are having success into the mid-morning hours, and the action is picking up again in the late afternoon and into the evening.
     Live shiners are the bait of choice, but artificial lures are certainly getting the job done as well.
     Guides on the southern end of the lake are reporting more than 30 catches on a half-day morning trip, and fish as large as 6 pounds have been hooked this week.
report courtesy of Palm Beach Post
  

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09-28-16 WEDNESDAY: SNOOK, REDS, SNAPPER, MACKEREL, LOOKDOWNS, JACKS AND FLOUNDER 

It's a beautiful morning at the inlet. Winds are blowing out of the South-Southwest at 5 mph, gusting to 8 and there is a light chop on the water. Winds are predicted to shift to the South-Southeast this afternoon. Afternoon showers and thunderstorms are likely. 

Snook, Reds, Snapper, Mackerel, Barracuda, Sharks, Lookdowns and even a Flounder or two have been coming over the rails of the jetties. It looks like a great day to get out and wet a line!

Our first photo today features Felipe Gonzalez of Ocoee. Felipe and Tiffany Kelley made their first trip to the inlet and reported a great first time experience. They arrived at 9:30 Saturday morning and fished nonstop until 4:00 a.m. Sunday! Felipe was using an 8' rod with a Browning reel, 20 lb. test with a 60 lb. leader. Live mullet on a circle hook brought Felipe this beautiful 36" C/R Snook, his personal best! Snook and Reds were coming over the rails all day and night. He landed a slot Snook later in the evening. 
  Photos two and three are courtesy of Luke Vila of Kissimmee. Luke and Justin Mitchell fished the banks of the inlet using shrimp and mullet. Justin landed a Redfish and a small Shark and Luke landed a Mangrove Snapper. The men are strictly catch and release anglers. 

From The Crew @ Whites Tackle - Ft Pierce / Stuart


The Tarpon, Snook, and sharks have still been on the beach from Vero to Stuart. Finding the mullet schools is the key to finding the fish. Large surface divers will work the best for the Tarpon and you will catch an occasional shark on them as well. Free lining mullet on the beach has been the most productive way to catch the snook. 
               
The Night time snook and tarpon fishing has been great in Stuart around 10 cent throwing live mullet, and in fort pierce throwing live mullet and flair hawks around the bridges and turning basin. There have been a few nice Trout and Redfish from the power plant up to bear point throwing DOA shad tails in Rootbeer and electric chicken.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

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09-27-16 TUESDAY: SNAPPER, JACKS, SNOOK, REDS AND LOOKDOWNS 

We have a beautiful morning at the Sebastian Inlet. Winds are blowing out of the Southwest at 3 mph, gusting to 6 and there is a light chop on the water. Winds will shift to the Southeast this afternoon and we have a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2:00 p.m.

We received an update from Charlie Achinelli of Melbourne who fished the north jetty yesterday and reported that the Snapper bite remains good for those using both live and dead baits in the rocks and pockets. Several anglers reached their limit of five and Charlie nearly made it with four nice Mangrove Snapper. Chad from Orlando reached his limit of five and also landed and released a pretty little Dog Snapper. The Dog Snapper has very sharp and notably larger canine teeth. Juveniles are associated with estuaries, while adults can be found offshore on rocky reefs. The species looks similar to a Schoolmaster Snapper. Big Jacks were coming over the rails as well.
 Our first photo features Billy Goodwin of Polk County.Billy and his wife Shannon catching lots of big Reds. Shannon landed a 3
2" Red and Billy is holding a 38" bull. They also landed three more C/R Reds that day! 
 Photo two is of the Dog Snapper.

How to Fish Crappie Jigs for Snook! ft. Junobait

Rod/Reel Combo Selection for Artificial Snook Fishing! (Tackle Tuesday #3 )

5 Best Snook Fishing Lures ft Ben Begovic

Monday, September 26, 2016

How to Fish a Spooltek and Flair Hawk Jig! ft. Ben Begovic

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09-26-16 MONDAY: SNOOK, REDS, SNAPPER, MACKEREL, LOOKDOWNS AND BLUES 

We have variable light winds this morning that will increase and become East this afternoon. There are no NOAA advisories but we have a good chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. Pack accordingly if you head to the inlet today.

The weekend fishing was very good according to Tommy Turowski at Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop. A lot of Snook and Reds came over the rails of the jetties. We're still seeing a lot of Snapper as well. Spanish Mackerel come and go, zipping around breaking off lures. Tommy said he's seeing Blues along the beach but they haven't been landed from the jetties yet. We have plenty of baitfish in the water. It's a good day to get out and wet a line!

Our photos today are courtesy of Ron Gruschow of Sunrise, FL. Ron met old friends Frank Masiello of Monroe, GA and Frank Kneuer of Senoia, GA in Sebastian for a week of vacation. The men grew up in south Florida and came to the inlet as teenagers and thought it was the perfect backdrop for a reunion, bringing their wives along this time. Huge bait pods were rolling in and the predators were actively seeking them. They all had a great time fishing the inlet; they landed Snook and Reds all week long. What a great way to reconnect with old friends!
  Photo one features Ron Gruschow of Sunrise with a slot Redfish. 
 Photo two features Frank Masiello with a large C/R Snook that was returned to the water after a quick photo. 

Land Base Seminar MULLET RUN

                           
Next Wednesday the 28th at 7 PM, My good friend David Ronald Hartwell @ Big Dave's Slay City. Land based lessons.will be giving a seminar on the MULLET RUN!  There are only a few times a year that offer so much action! Again it's next Wednesday, the 28th at 7 PM. He will be speaking at TOTAL MD, 8200 OKEECHOBEE BLVD, in West Palm Beach. 
                  

Friday, September 23, 2016

From Todd / Eric @ Juno Bait -Juno Beach

INSHORE:  Snook fishing remains hot inshore, with lots of fish following the mullet schools.  Lowlight periods or nighttime has been the best for the snook.  Live mullet is the top bait choice right now, while larger mullet like lures and swim baits are the way to go for artificial lures.  The bridges are holding a lot of snook at night, with the outgoing tide being the best.  The small juvenile tarpon are following the finger mullet schools as are some big jacks.  Look for the bait schools...the predators surely aren't going to be far behind.  
SURF/PIER:  The mullet run continues in full effect, with lots lots of predators in tow.  The tarpon and sharks are putting on a good show, while some big snook are not far behind either.  Jacks, bluefish, spanish mackerel, and others are also in the mix with the mullet.  A few pompano are starting to be caught along the beach.  The Juno Beach Pier has had a mixed bag of spanish mackerel, snook, jacks, and even a few nice kingfish.  Forecast looks like we may see a little swell this weekend, and that could really help fire up the fishing.

From Capt. Charlie @ Fishing Center - Ft Pierce

We have enjoyed some fantastic weather lately along the Treasure Coast. There are still those afternoon thunderstorms, but the mornings have been picture worthy with the sunrises. Temperatures have begun to mellow out a little as the fall transition continues. The fall mullet run is full blown with bait schools all over the area. It's a great time of year to enjoy the fishing!
  The trout bite has been up around Harbor Branch lately. Watch for bait schools being crashed and fish the edges. Live shrimp on popping corks or DOA shrimp have worked best for us. Early mornings, try a top water lure on the grass flats. Our redfish have been on the flats and under the mangroves. Eva caught her first one when we found a school of reds on the flats and the second was hanging under the mangroves. Snook fishing has been best at night around the inlets, bridges and sea walls. Docks have been holding some nice size snapper and sheepshead. 

                               

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09-22-16 THURSDAY: SNOOK, REDS, MANGROVE AND MUTTON SNAPPER, LOOKDOWNS, SPANISH MACKEREL, JACKS AND LADYFISH 

We have variable light winds this morning that will increase and become East this afternoon. We have a chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon, so pack accordingly if you head to the inlet today. 

Large schools of mullet are bringing in lots of Snook, oversized and slot. We have had reports of people who've fished the inlet for many years that say it looks like the old days. Our Snook fisheries have rebounded from the 2011 freeze but we must be diligent about abiding by the FWC regulations. One per person per day in the slot of 28" - 32". We spoke with an inlet regular yesterday who landed two that were 32 1/8" that were returned, every centimeter counts! Other anglers had success with slot Snook, Mangrove Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Lookdowns and big Jacks from the north jetty. The beaches are holding some beauties as well; Snook, Spanish Mackerel, Blues, large Jacks and big Ladyfish are active.

Our first photo today is courtesy of Sebastian Inlet Commissioner Michael Rowland. Steve Stewart of Melbourne Beach landed this huge Snook from the beach using a fly! The C/R Snook was safely released right after the photo.
Photo two is courtesy of Mike Ricciardi of Vero Beach. Mike and his neighbor Bob Green landed 24" slot Reds at the same time  using live finger mullet. Nice going guys!

Our next three photos are courtesy of Jonathan Reese of Suntree. The father and son duo get to the inlet as often as possible and rarely go home unrewarded. Jonathan said a thirty minute window opened up in the late afternoon that produced fish after fish, all oversized and safely returned. They landed nine total, seven Reds and two Snook. Although they went home empty handed, they were greatly rewarded by the experience of catching those big trophy fish and seeing them go on their way! Photo three features Brenden with a monster C/R Red, photo four is of Jonathan with a big Red and the last photo is of Jonathan with a big C/R Snook. 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

                  

2016 Florida Mullet Run & Tarpon Aerial DRONE Footage

The King Are Here -- Scouting Around Palm Beach/Martin County Area

                         

INSHORE
     There seem to be mullet everywhere – the beaches, the inlets, the Indian River - along the Treasure Coast, and lots of them. This has drawn tarpon, big jacks and snook to the beaches. The best spot for hooking snook is near inlets.
     Snook, tarpon, redfish, trout and jacks are all being caught – in big numbers – in the Indian River. While fishing around structure is always a smart approach, the key at this point is finding the bait schools, which hasn’t been hard to do. Once you find the schools, you can be sure the fish are under them. Fishing shallow water in the morning is best, but the fish are moving into the channels as the day goes on.
     The mullet have made their way to Jupiter and they are thick. As a result, the fishing has been off the hook! On the beaches, tarpon, jacks, snook, ladyfish, and the occasional bluefish, Spanish mackerel and King fish are all being caught.
     In the Intracoastal Waterway, big numbers of snook and jacks were reported. Some redfish
flounder and  were also snagged.
     Whether fishing in the surf or in the Intracoastal, the big is on throughout the day and night. The key is finding the bait schools.
     There are plenty of mullet in the Palm Beach, Lake Worth and Boynton Beach areas as well, and the surf fishing has been phenomenal because of it. Snook, tarpon and jacks are all being reported. They have also been catching these fish in the inlets, along with mangrove and mutton snapper, and permit.
     The Intracoastal has also been on fire this week in central and southern Palm Beach County. Snook, tarpon, bluefish and jacks are all being snagged around the bridges at night and anywhere you find bait schools.

LAKE OKEECHOBEE
     Those fishing the offshore islands and outside grass line are catching good numbers of bass. The best fishing is still early in the morning – at or before first light – but with summer now over, the pattern will gradually change. You’ll also start to see the window for catching fish get bigger. Before long, there will be an all-day bite.
     Live shiners and artificial lures are both working well, but shiners seem to be doing a little better at this point, especially for the lesser-experienced anglers.
courtesy of Palm Beach Post

Land Base Seminar MULLET RUN

                           
Next Wednesday the 28th at 7 PM, My good friend David Ronald Hartwell @ Big Dave's Slay City. Land based lessons.will be giving a seminar on the MULLET RUN!  There are only a few times a year that offer so much action! Again it's next Wednesday, the 28th at 7 PM. He will be speaking at TOTAL MD, 8200 OKEECHOBEE BLVD, in West Palm Beach. 
                  

From The Crew @ Whites Tackle - Ft Pierce / Stuart


Inshore the mullet run is on find the bait and you will find the fish top water plugs and live mullet have produced well in the bait schools. There has been a few reds to the north around Queens Cove with a few big trout around. The south jetty in Ft. Pierce has been good at night with jigs on the outgoing tide with a few snook and tarpon. The beach fishing has been good with some big tarpon and snook in the bait schools heard today they where just south of the power plant but anywhere you find bait you should find fish.

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09-21-16 WEDNESDAY: SNOOK, REDS, SNAPPER, JACKS AND MACKEREL 

We have a little cloud cover over the inlet this morning which is welcomed by our inlet anglers. Winds are blowing out of the Northeast at 3 mph, gusting to 5. Seas are 2 - 3' with a dominant wave period of 11 seconds. There is a light chop on the Intracoastal Waterway and it looks like a good boating day.

We received an update from Mike Ricciardi of Vero Beach who fished the north jetty yesterday afternoon. Mike reports that the Redfish bite was slower; only a few came over the rails while he was there. The Snook however, were active. Shrimp was their preferred diet yesterday and anglers who had them had most of the luck. Quite a few were landed, some oversized and some in the slot. Croakers worked for a couple of people. Mike landed a beautiful 17" Mangrove Snapper using shrimp. 

Our photos today are courtesy of Meir Genoune of Boynton Beach. Meir and his sons Leore and Eytan made the drive to the inlet for a short one day trip. They found plenty of mullet to keep the bait bucket full and had success in the form of five C/R oversized Snook and two slot Reds. Photo one features Eytan with a slot Red, photo two features Eytan with a huge C/R Snook and the third photo features Meir and Eytan with their slot Reds. 

Photo four is courtesy of Mike Ricciardi. Mike took this shot of inlet regulars Dave (L) and Mark (R) with a nice 16.5" Mangrove Snapper landed.

Photo five is courtesy of Pam Winegar of Palm Bay. Pam took this shot of mullet in the turquoise water over the weekend. 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

GoPro: Introducing HERO5 Black

Bait selection 101

No matter what species you're targeting understanding what they eat is an absolute necessity. Every single fish out there feeds differently from one location to the next, capitalizing on local forage. For example, snook way down south in the Key's tend to prefer smaller baits such as pilchards, mojara and shrimp. Why? Because those baits are generally what are most abundant. Up north a bit, lets say Jupiter area, snook show a strong preference toward larger baits like threadfin herring, Spanish sardines, croakers and whiting. Farther north you can add large mullet and pigfish to the menu. The point here is that diet changes to a degree by location and that identifying what the local fish are eating can make or break your fishing trip.
This principal applies to all fish species. Mangrove snapper can be even more selective than snook, changing their diet even from one side of a bridge to the other. By being observant and doing your best to read the fish's behavior, you should get a good understanding just what it is they prefer at the time. Additionally, it pays to carry a variety of baits or lures. It's very simple; no bites, switch it up.
courtesy of David Ronald Hartwell @ Big Dave's Slay City. Land based lessons.

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09-20-16 TUESDAY: REDS, SNOOK, JACKS, SPANISH MACKEREL, BLUES AND LADYFISH 

After some early morning rain, we have a gorgeous day at the inlet. Winds are blowing out of the Southwest at 2 mph, gusting to 5 and there is a light chop on the ICW. Winds are predicted to shift to the East this afternoon and we have a chance of showers and thunderstorms this evening. There are no NOAA advisories and boating conditions are favorable through late week.

The fall mullet run has begun and they are bringing in lots of predators. Oversized and slot sized Reds have been giving anglers a good workout. Bringing those big beasts in can wipe a fisherman out. Oversized and slot sized Snook are still coming over the rails along with Spanish Mackerel, big Jacks, a few Blues and lots of Ladyfish. There's nothing better than fall fishing at the inlet.

Our first angler today is Tyler Lengyel. Tyler was fishing the beach when he hooked up with sixteen C/R Snook and two C/R Reds. Tyler said the action was so good that he couldn't take a break. 

 Our next three photos are courtesy of Aed Chinasa of Lakeland. Aed and two friends, Jason and Denver fished the south jetty using live mullet. Jason poses in photo two with a 40" monster C/R Red, Denver has a C/R Red in photo three and Jason is back with another C/R Red in photo four. All the Reds were released to fight another day! 

From The Crew @ Whites Tackle - Ft Pierce / Stuart


Inshore the mullet run has started  the bait is everywhere in the river with some nice snook, trout and reds mixed in to the north around Harbor Branch has been good around first light in the bait schools top water plugs such as the jumping minnow or the super spook jr. in dark mullet colors, Once the sun gets up soft baits have produced well in the mullet schools. The Beach fishing has been epic with the mullet run starting it should be the best we have had in years. The mullet are everywhere with the snook and tarpon in them find the bait and you will find the fish. The Stuart beach has been a great place for tarpon in the morning at first light and also the Vero cove has had an great tarpon and snook bite and show if you just want to watch around first light and just before dark. The best bait to throw is a Wind-Cheater or a Bomber long A or live mullet with a light 1/8 oz or 1/4 oz lead to keep it  below all the other ones. The south jetty in Ft Pierce has been good with a few nice snook and tarpon at night to with jigs and plugs in the mullet schools.
                          

Monday, September 19, 2016

From Capt. Charlie @ Fishing Center - Ft Pierce

The transition into fall weather patterns continues along the Treasure Coast. Lots of rain around the area with some windy days as well are the norm this time of year. The tropics have been pretty active and brings wet weather to us. Expect more of the same for the rest of the month.
The fall mullet run is going strong with lots of bait along the beaches and flooding into the river. Snook fishing will be very good this month around the inlets, bridges and fishing the bait schools along the beaches. Top water lures are an excellent choice this time of year around the bait. Try a DOA Bait Buster for some artificial action. On the flats, look for trout and snook when fishing the schools as well. Try the new DOA 2 3/4" shrimp on the grass flats for trout and redfish. Bear Point, Round Island and Queen's Cove have been good areas lately for flats action. Snapper fishing has been excellent lately around structure, bridges and docks. In the turning basin, look for jacks, mackerel and some bluefish moving in with the tides. Small shiny lures or jigs work great on these fish.

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09-19-16 MONDAY: FISHING IS HOT! 

It's a lovely morning at the inlet! Winds are blowing out of the Southwest at 2 mph, gusting to 5 and there is a light chop on the water. Winds are predicted to increase a little and shift to the Southwest this afternoon which may bring us some showers and potential thunderstorms. There are no NOAA advisories.

If you take a look at the web cam, you can see that the jetties are crowded with anglers. The word travels quickly when the bite is on and it is hot right now. Although the official start of fall isn't until Thursday, fall fishing is underway. We are seeing a lot of finger mullet schooling in the inlet, on the flats and around both jetties. Those bait fish are bringing in some real sweet catches. Reds and Snook have been exploding through the schools of bait creating quite a show for the inlet anglers. Tommy Turowski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reports that some big Spanish Mackerel have moved in and are snatching lures left and right. A large Permit was landed from the north jetty this morning. 

Our photos today is of Lebo who is not as happy with his big Toadfish. Cheer up Brian, it's still a fish species!

Friday, September 16, 2016

Scouting Around Palm Beach/Martin County Area

INSHORE
     The mullet run is in full swing along the Treasure Coast and most of Palm Beach County. Along Jensen Beach, this has attracted big numbers of snook, tarpon, jacks, sharks, and even some Spanish mackerel.
     Those fishing in the surf along Jensen Beach are hooking up throughout the day, although higher tides are always best.
     If you’re fishing in the Indian River, the bridges are red hot at night, with huge numbers of snook and tarpon being caught. The topwater bite has been fantastic during the evening hours. There are jacks everywhere, and some nice trout and redfish have also been reported.
     The mullet have definitely shown up in the surf along Jupiter as well. As a result, the snook, jacks, tarpon, ladyfish and bluefish action has been excellent. Jacks and snook seem to be biting more in the morning, while tarpon are hitting better in the afternoon.
     If you’re targeting snook, artificial lures are the preferred bait in the morning, with live bait proving more effective in the afternoon and evening.
     The Jupiter and Lake Worth (Palm Beach) inlets are loaded with mullet, and the fish are definitely following them there and into the Intracoastal Waterway. At this point, the key is finding the bait schools, which hasn’t been that hard to do. Once you do, you’ll find snook, tarpon and jacks.
     There is a great bite around the bridges, docks and in the open water. The bait schools are constantly on the move, so finding them one day doesn’t mean they’ll be in the same spot the next. But, again, there are mullet – and hungry fish – everywhere!
 
LAKE OKEECHOBEE
     The outside grass line and offshore islands are still the best spots to fish if you’re targeting bass on Lake Okeechobee. The early-morning hours are definitely the best time for fishing. The bite starts ate (or before) first light and shuts down by mid-morning.
     The bass should be on the move fairly soon but, at this point, the pattern remains unchanged from previous weeks. Good numbers are being caught in the morning, and a few fish weighing 4 to 5 pounds have been reported.
     Live shiners are still working better than artificial lures, but you can definitely have success either way.
 courtesy of Palm Beach Post

From Todd / Eric @ Juno Bait -Juno Beach

                                
INSHORE:  The mullet run has begun to find its way inshore.  The snook, tarpon, jacks, and even a few redfish are not far behind the schools of finger mullet flowing in with the tide.  A live finger mullet fished on the edge of the school is the best bet right now, but mullet like lures will work well for predators gorging themselves on easy meals right now.  Snook fishing remains good aside from the mullet run.  The bridges continue to produce some snook boĆ®tes, mainly on outgoing tide.  Other inshore action has been spotty.  best bet right now is to look for the schools of mullet...the fish won't be far behind.


SURF/PIER:  Nothing like the mullet run for some all out great fishing (and if you can't get bites...at least your in for a good show!).  The snook, tarpon, jacks, sharks, bluefish, and host of others are following the mullet down the beach right now...gorging themselves on easy meals.  A live mullet fished on the outside edge of the school or under the school is a good way to get bit when dealing with a million mullet.  A large noisy topwater or large silver spoon is also a good lure choice when fishing the mullet run.  Try not to get stuck down in one particular spot when fishing the mullet run, but instead go light and be prepared to follow the mullet down the beach.  Lots of good stuff going on...get out and go catch em!

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09-16-16 FRIDAY: SNOOK, SNAPPERS & REDS AGAIN! 

The Friday forecast is for a partly sunny day with a high near 88. Winds are light and variable becoming northeast 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. The chance of rain is just 20%. 

Ditto those conditions for the weekend with the exception of a 40% chance of showers on Saturday and Sunday. Boaters can expect 2 to 4 foot seas and a light chop on the intracoastal waters.

Sarah from the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reports lots of fish coming over the rails. The catch is predominantly snook, snapper, redfish and Spanish mackerel. According to Sarah, the catch of the day so far is a 16-inch mutton snapper taken by her friend Little Jimmy. The bait run remains good with plenty of greenies and mullet schooling for the live bait casters.

Jenny from the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reports it's all about the Reds this morning. The majority of the anglers, on both the jetties and the beach, are hooking up with oversized catches. Along with this morning's redfish are a few C/R snook, some mangrove snapper and Spanish mackerel. 

The first photo of the day is from Inlet regular Mike Ricciardi.  Mike landed a 33 inch, C/R snook and a nice, 25 inch slot Red. Both fish were caught on live mullet.

  Photo two of the day is from Peter Balsitis. Peter landed a slot snook off the south jetty earlier The fish took a live croaker on the incoming tide. 

From The Crew @ Whites Tackle - Ft Pierce / Stuart


The Inshore fishing has been great with the Mullet run starting. Many big Tarpon and slot Snook have been caught on the beach and Inlet in Ft Pierce and Stuart. In Stuart there have been a lot of little Tarpon in the 10-40lbs range at the 10 cent bridge. Finger mullet will work the best floating them back into the shadow line. There are a few big Tarpon there too so it wont hurt to float a 9″ mullet. In Ft. Pierce the Snook fishing at night has been great on jigs and spoolteks. Fish the turning basin and south bridge for the best results.
                     
                                                               Spooltek Lure
       

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

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09-14-16 WEDNESDAY: IT'S ALL ABOUT THE REDS! 

It's even odds on the chance of showers and thunderstorms today with mainly southeasterly winds at 10 mph and a high near 87. Expect 2 to 3-foot seas and choppy conditions on the intracoastal. 

Jenny from the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reports it's all about the Reds this morning. The majority of the anglers, on both the jetties and the beach, are hooking up with oversized catches. Along with this morning's redfish are a few C/R snook, some mangrove snapper and Spanish mackerel. 

Today's featured angler is Kissimmee's, Bill Hillman. who connected with a slot snook and a nice redfish. Both species were caught on the north jetty. 

From The Crew @ Whites Tackle - Ft Pierce / Stuart

Inshore: Snook fishing has been good in the turning basin and inlet with live bait like pigfish and croakers. Trout and redfish have been on the flats near round island, topwater plugs early and doa or gulp once the sun comes up. Tarpon are around the mouth of the inlet with the first signs of the mullet run showing.
                                     


Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Mullet Run Snook Fishing at Juno Pier!

Sebastian Inlet Report


                               


09-13-16 TUESDAY: FALL FISHING IS HERE, A LITTLE EARLY! 

We have a wet morning at the inlet. Winds are blowing out of the South-Southeast at 11 mph, gusting to 17 and there is a moderate chop on the water. A weak tropical low pressure system over our area is producing hazardous boating conditions with numerous showers and squalls with a few lightening storms. NOAA has issued a small craft advisory through this evening. 

Fall fishing has arrived! The Snook and Redfish bite has been excellent. Plenty of keeper and oversized catch and release fish of both species have been coming over the rails of both jetties, landed in the inlet and from the beach. Snook have been cruising the troughs chasing finger mullet and many anglers have landed them there, using live baits and artificials. Although those two species are the most targeted right now, a lot of other predators are finding their way to the inlet to pursue the abundant bait in the water. Big Jacks, Mangrove Snapper, Spanish Mackerel, Sharks, Tarpon and Barracuda are in the mix as well. Don' let a little rain stop you, throw on some rain gear and get out and wet a line. Sometimes the bite is great in the rain.

Our first photo today is Nina Lupo who had a great day with the slot Snook she landed from the north jetty using finger mullet. 
  Sammy Kim of Orlando fished the north jetty the incoming tide on the afternoon when he landed a nice slot 26.5" Red using greenies and a 15" Mangrove Snapper. Photo two is of Sammy's Red and photo three is of the Snapper. 

From The Crew @ Whites Tackle - Ft Pierce / Stuart




Inshore the snook bite has been good at night around the bridges on the outgoing tide.The trout fishing has been good around Queens Cove with soft baits on the out going tide with a few reds around Harbor Branch. 

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From Capt. Charlie @ Fishing Center - Ft Pierce


As the weather transitions into fall, look for more rain and wind to make most days challenging to any angler. This past week has brought us lots of rainy days and we managed to get wet on a few of them. Watch the forecast and radar to plan your fishing adventures safely. Temperatures should begin to gradually become milder and more comfortable out there.

The fall mullet run has arrived on the Treasure Coast. The perfect time to use top water lures around the bait schools that are flooding into the rivers. Along the beaches will also be a great place for top water action. Look for the bait where you are fishing. If you don't see any, move to another area. Bait will be the key to success in September. Lots of big fish are feeding around the bait pods this time of year so take advantage and get out fishing this month!
                        

Snapper has continued to be a good bite around the river.  Docks, bridges, channel edges are the best spots for snapper, sheepshead and other structure fish. Snook fishing will be best around the jetties, bridges and sea walls where the bait is hanging around. Try a DOA Bait Buster or Terror Eyz for snook fishing. Look for redfish around docks, grass flats and mangroves. Trout should be in shallow grass flats where you can find bait pods. That is the perfect time to work a top water lure or DOA shrimp. Action this month will be exciting and fast!

The fall mullet run is about to get into full swing along the Treasure Coast. As the schools of finger mullet arrive, so will the predators looking for an easy meal. Top water lures, DOA shrimp and live bait can find some nice fish hanging around the edges of the bait schools.