Thursday, September 22, 2016

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


     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.

     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

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