Thursday, February 9, 2017

Scouting Around Palm Beach/Martin County Area


With a consistent swell keeping the water churned up just enough, the fishing for pompano has been outstanding along the beaches in the Jensen area. Anglers are having good luck using clams and Fishbites.
Whiting and some bluefish are also being caught along the beaches in the area especially near Normandy and Herman’s Bay beaches.
Around the St. Lucie Inlet and just inside along the MacArthur Boulevard docks, the action has been good for flounder, sheepshead, snapper and small snook. Shrimp has been the call.
In the river the snook bite has been decent with the best luck being found near the Roosevelt Bridge using big swim baits being worked along the bottom.
With the nice weather recently, many anglers in the Jupiter area have been heading out on the open ocean rather than stay inside.
That said, the action has been OK and snook fisherman, keeping an eye out for schools of bait passing through, can find some keepers around area bridges.
From Boynton Beach Inlet north to the Lake Worth Pier bluefish, undersized king mackerel, whiting and small permit have been hitting along the beach.
Inlet anglers have reported mangrove snappers up to four pounds, bluefish and permit to 15 pounds hitting at night during the outgoing tide.
The school of large tarpon that had been hanging around the mouth of the inlet last week seems to have gone missing in action.
Several kayak anglers had fantastic luck with sheepshead and a few flounder this past weekend fishing around the docks in Manalapan using live shrimp and small crabs around the pilings.
Perch, small black drum, sheepshead, small mangrove snapper and a few pompano have been caught by anglers fishing both live or cut shrimp around the Lantana Bridge.


The artificial bite still has slowed down, but the shiner bite has been outstanding. Tonight’s full moon should produce some good action and there are lots of bass moving through.

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