Friday, September 2, 2016

Scouting Around Palm Beach/Martin County Area

     Just a reminder that snook season opened on Sept. 1.
     There are snook in the surf along Jensen Beach when the seas are calm. If you’re using artificial, small topwater lures are working best. There are also a few tarpon around early in the morning, along with plenty of jacks (throughout the day). These fish can also be found in the inlets.
     In the Indian River, snook, tarpon and jacks are all biting around the bridges. There’s also a good trout bite from Nettle’s Island and to the north. The “mosquito ditches” are loaded with little tarpon and small snook.
     The snook fishing on the beach has been great from Jupiter down to the Lake Worth (Palm Beach) Inlet. There’s a lot of bait in the surf, and the inlets are loaded with snook. There have also been a few Spanish mackerel spotted on the beach recently.
     With snook season open, the bridges and dock lights are sure to be busy at night in the Intracoastal throughout Palm Beach County. You’ll also likely find jacks and tarpon in these spots.
     Snook are being caught around sunrise in the surf along Boynton Beach. And there’s a good permit bite in the late morning and early afternoon.
     In the Intracoastal, sheepshead, snook, jacks and mangrove snapper are all holding near the bridges in and around the Lake Worth and Boynton Beach areas.

     The water quality is really good at the lake, with a lot of clean water. The fishing has also been excellent.
     Although there haven’t been many large bass reported lately, big numbers are being caught. The best action is along the outside grass line and the offshore islands.
     As you’d expect this time of year, the best fishing is still during the early-morning hours, and while artificial lures are working well, live shiners have been the bait of choice lately.​
courtesy of Palm Beach Post 

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