Thursday, September 29, 2016

Scouting Around Palm Beach/Martin County Area

     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.

     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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