Friday, June 30, 2017

From Todd /Trey/ Paul @ Juno Bait -Juno Beach

INSHORE-  Catch and release snook fishing remains the main game in town right now.  The bridges are holding a good number of fish, as are the spillways.  Look for the bridges to produce best on an outgoing tide, and the spillways to be good when the gates are open.  Some nice jacks cruising the seawalls early in the morning.  Mangrove snapper are hanging around the bridges; with the most action on them coming at night.
SURF/PIER-    Catch and release snook fishing is absolutely on fire right now at the Juno Beach Pier.  Lots of big snook showing up, and they are eating!  Look for large live sandperch to get the biggest fish to eat!  A lot of the time it's been harder to get a sand perch to bite than it has to get the snook to.  Just a reminder, be careful with those big female spawning fish...they are our snook fishing future!  The snook are also in Jupiter and Palm Beach Inlets in good numbers as well.  Live baits will be the ticket during the day; while flair hawk jigs and big swimsbaits are a good choice at night.  Snook fishing has also been good along the beach, especially on high tide.  Look for the snook to be in the first trough picking out easy meals.  The tarpon are still moving along the beach and around Palm Beach Inlet.  Scattered mangrove snapper around the Jupiter Inlet jetty.  

Sebastian Inlet Report


It is a beautiful day at the Sebastian Inlet. There is a nice breeze blowing, keeping the jetty anglers cooled off. Winds are blowing out of the East at 14 mph, gusting to 16 and there is a light to moderate chop on the water. There was a decent Spanish Mackerel bite that turned on with the outgoing about 9:00 a.m. There were some Skipjacks that kept getting in the way and several good sized Barracuda were patrolling as well. There are lots of greenies, sardines and a few goggle eyes in the abundant bait schools. It looks like we have a nice weekend ahead of us; we just need to watch for the afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Get out and wet a line!

Our angler of the day is Mike Ricciardi with some nice sized Spanish Mackerel he landed. Mike said the action was well underway when he arrived at 7:30 and remained steady until 9:30. Mike landed six nice fish that day. 

From The Crew @ Whites Tackle - Ft Pierce / Stuart

Inshore – The trout and redfish bite has been decent in the morning if you can get out before it gets too hot. The snook bite has been getting better in the inlet as there have been numerous fish caught in the last couple of days. Live bait is your best bet for the snook. The redfish have been prominent to the north and the trout have been in the bear point area to the south.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Scouting Around Palm Beach/Martin County Area

 The snook fishing around the St. Lucie Inlet has been excellent recently.
The area has also been fantastic for tarpon.
The St. Lucie River has been loaded with jack crevalle along with schools of mullet.
The water is tinted brown, but crystal clear.
The key is to be there early when everything is still relatively cool. As soon as the day, and the shallow water heats up, the fish will spread out and look for deeper areas.
Anglers fishing from the Juno Pier have reported the fishing for snook and jack crevalle has been red hot.
Fishing for sand perch and small mangrove snapper has been good from the pier as well.
Snook fishing has also been excellent along the beaches in the area. Best bets are early mornings using a top-water plug.
In the Loxahatchee River the water is continuing to clear up and the snook and jack crevalle fishing has been good.
Around the Boynton Beach Inlet, anglers are catching jack crevalle, mangrove snapper, moonfish and tarpon.
Fishing from the Lantana Bridge is yielding small snook, jack crevalle and small snapper.
They are being caught on jigs and cut bait.
 courtesy of Palm Beach Post

Sebastian Inlet Report



What a beautiful morning at the inlet! Winds are blowing out of the Northwest at 7 mph, gusting to 9 and there is a light to moderate chop on the water. There are no NOAA advisories this morning but we have a chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. 

The bite is still on the slow side. We received today's photo and update from Mike Ricciardi of Vero Beach who fished the north jetty yesterday from 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Mike reported a good Spanish Mackerel bite early in the morning but after about 9:30 everything fell off. Mike landed a couple of Spanish Mackerel and took the photo of our angler of the day, inlet regular Randy Clyburn. Randy landed the good sized Bonito on the inlet side using a live greenie with a small weight. 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area

Pompano, whiting, croaker, jacks,  snook, ladyfish, blue runners, and bonefish all made the catch list along our beaches in the last six days. I have been on the sidelines for this period due to a health issue but the reports from family members and friends were all good. Ron Robinson and a neighbor had a limit of pompano late last week from the public beach at Bridge Road in Hobe Sound using fishbites and sandfleas. Other anglers fishing near Ron caught pompano and blue runners also. My son Randy fished with his daughters, Kaitlyn and Ashley, and his in laws, Barry and Bonnie Rashkin, and they put together a nice catch of big whiting from Dollmans Beachside over the weekend. Water clarity was good at that location and all of their fish were caught in the first trough on fishbites and cut shrimp. Randy stopped at Tiger Shores yesterday morning and spoke with a fellow fisherman who told him of a snook bite that went on there at dawn. He ended up at Dollmans and had another nice catch of whiting and croaker fishing the first trough. The best bite on these tasty fish has been the hour before high tide up to two hours after. I talked to another friend who fished Middle Cove and Hobe Sound over the weekend and he caught blue runners, jacks and bonefish. There was a nice spread of bait schools along our entire area so we will start seeing more and more surface activity with jacks, snook, and tarpon. The summertime surf bite is definitely on - so head out and bend a rod. Hopefully I will be back in the game by the weekend and will be providing more reports during the week. Good luck this week and catch em up.

Sebastian Inlet Report



It is a glorious morning at the Sebastian Inlet. This morning winds are blowing out of the South at 5 mph, gusting to 8 and there is a light chop on the water. Winds are predicted to shift to the Southeast this afternoon, bringing likely showers and thunderstorms. 

Sarah Sams at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop had some good news to report this morning. Although the bite remains slow, a young man from North Dakota came into the shop yesterday, bought some live shrimp and landed a couple of decent sized Mangrove Snapper from the north catwalk. Hopefully this is a sign of things to come! 
  Our photo today is courtesy of Ryan Wood of Malabar. Ryan landed the small Bull Shark in the Indian River while fishing on the spoil islands near the inlet. He carefully released the Shark to fight another day. 

From The Crew @ Whites Tackle - Ft Pierce / Stuart

The inshore bite has been slow the past week in Stuart. There are plenty of big Snook to be caught but getting them to eat is a whole other problem. Live Mullet and Pilchards will work you just have to find the right fish. Hopefully the water will clear up from all this rain run off and the water will warm up a little.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

From Capt. Charlie @ Fishing Center - Ft Pierce

Rainy days continued again this week. Good to see the rain, but it is not always the most cooperative weather for fishing. Plan your days carefully and watch those skies around you. It’s been hot so far this summer and I expect it will be another hot summer this year. Water temperatures have been in the mid to high seventies as the rains help keep the water cooler.                                       Inshore look for trout on the grass flats with DOA Deadly Combos in three to five feet of water. Top water at first light can find them in very shallow water. Redfish should be hanging around mangroves and docks. The snook bite around the bridges and inlets has been good for anglers using live bait. Snapper have been plentiful around structure with keeper sized fish in the river now. June might be a wet month, but the fishing has been good most days on the Treasure Coast.

Sebastian Inlet Report



Winds are blowing out of the East-Southeast at 3 mph, gusting to 5 and there is a moderate chop on the water. There are no NOAA advisories this morning but we have a chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. We are seeing extreme tides due to tomorrow's new moon.

The same cast of characters are making appearances at the inlet. Spanish Mackerel are the most prevalent species. Gotcha lures are very effective as are greenies, which have been plentiful. Be sure to use a wire leader to help prevent cut-offs from their razor sharp teeth. Bonito have been active but a lot of the schools have been out of casting range. Lookdowns, big Jacks and a few Blue Runners have come over the rails as well.

Our angler of the day is Wes. Wes was fishing the north jetty when he landed the large Lookdown in our photo. Lookdowns are tasty little panfish and can be landed on small jigs or tiny plugs and minnows or small shrimp. Nice catch Wes!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area Edit | View | Share | Delete

Whiting, croaker, jacks, barracuda, and blacktip sharks all made the surf report from this past week. My work schedule has kept me off the beach this week but I did speak with my folks who fished in between the ongoing thunderstorms. Barry Richards, one of our top local surf fisherman, caught and released a nice barracuda and a 50-pound blacktip shark last Thursday at Santa Lucea Beach. Barry was using cut mullet on a fishfinder rig 50 yards off the beach. There were also some nice croaker caught by some folks that were fishing the same area. My son Randy and his family caught whiting at Dollmans Beachside on fishbites and shrimp over the weekend, but were chased off of the beach when the thunderstorms moved into the area. His fish were caught in the first trough 10 - 15 yards from the edge of the beach. The stronger southeast winds of the past couple of days are forecast to back off by the weekend and conditions should be good. Whiting, croaker, jacks, and catch-and release snook should all be in the mix in the upcoming days. Look for pods of tarpon moving down the beach as bait schools move into our area. Early morning will be best for the tarpon and snook and target the hours around the high tide mark for the whiting and croaker. Good luck and catch em up.

Scouting Around Palm Beach/Marten County Area


Along the beaches in Jensen the whiting and croaker bite is still fairly consistent.
The snook and tarpon are also hitting with Bathtub Beach currently the spot for tarpon.
Live glass minnows are working well for the massive fighters.
In the river, around the spillways it’s been ‘game on’ for snook. They are feasting on the cichlids being flushed through.
Best bets are to use jigs or swimbaits. Remember it is illegal to fish with freshwater baits and it is catch and release only for snook.
In Jupiter, the fishing along the beaches for snook and jack crevalle has been excellent and at the pier anglers have been catching plenty of whiting and sand perch.
In the Loxahatchee River and the Intracoastal Waterway the action is still slow, but the water is definitely beginning to clear up.
In the Boynton Beach area there is still a lot of fresh water in the Intracoastal Waterway.
It’s been so concentrated at times that it’s killed many saltwater fish including mojarra, moonfish and barracuda.
Anglers fishing from the Lantana Bridge have not reported much action.
Inlet fisherman are catching a few jack crevalle.


Following several weeks of consistent rain, there has been a lot of water has been moving into the lake.
This has made the bass fishing a bit more challenging as the fish have been more scattered.
As far as live bait, versus artificial it’s been pretty even.
All fishing report information courtesy of Snook Nook in Jensen Beach, Fishing Headquarters in Jupiter, Capt. Bruce Cyr and Capt. Mark King.
report courtesy of Palm Beach Post

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Sebastian Inlet Report


Winds are blowing out of the East-Southeast this morning at 14 mph, gusting to 15 and the water is choppy. We have a chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. NOAA is calling for small craft to exercise caution.

We have the same cast of characters coming over the rails of the jetties. Spanish Mackerel and Bonito are the dominate catches but they are sporadic. Either species will take Gotcha lures, spoons and anything that is eye-catching. A few Jacks are hitting but mostly in the river. The river is holding Mangrove Snapper and Reds as well. Get out and wet a line!

Our angler of the day is Alex Albaugh of Melbourne. Alex fished the north side of the north jetty morning fishing when he landed the good sized Bonito in our photo. Alex was using a Gotcha! 

Monday, June 19, 2017

Scouting Around Boynton Beach Inlet With Marco D Miller

Report Date: 6/19/17
Time of Day : Morning
 Tide: High (outgoing water)
Water clarity : dirty
Weather Conditions: partly cloudy
Wind Conditions: Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots.
Sea Conditions: 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet.
Primary Bait: sardines
Secondary Bait: goggle eye
Fish : runners, catch and release snook, overall very slow

Sebastian Inlet Report


Winds are blowing out of the East-Southeast at 11 mph, gusting to 15 and there is a moderate chop on the water. We can expect numerous scattered showers and thunderstorms today and through the rest of the week. NOAA is calling for small craft to exercise caution.

Tommy Turowski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reported that the bite is still on the slow side from the jetties. Spanish Mackerel and Bonito are the most prevalent species from the jetties. Anglers fishing the Indian River are having pretty good luck with Reds, Jacks, Snapper and Trout. Get out and wet a line!

Our photo He landed the huge Jack off the north jetty.

Friday, June 16, 2017

From Todd /Trey/ Paul @ Juno Bait -Juno Beach

INSHORE:  Catch and release snook fishing remains the main game in town on the inshore front.  Both Jupiter Inlet and Palm Beach Inlet are producing good amounts of fish.  Live croakers and sand perch are hard to beat for bait.  The spillways are also producing a good number of snook with all the rain we've had the past few weeks.  Look for flair hawk jigs and big swimsuits to produce well at the spillway.  A few scattered reports coming in on some mangrove snapper starting to show up.  Other inshore action remains slow.  
      SURF/PIER:  Catch and release snook fishing has really started to fire up along the beach.  Look for the low light periods of the day to produce the best snook action.  The Juno Beach Pier is producing a good snook bite, but bait has been tough overall.  A few jacks around, but not in the same numbers as last week.  The tarpon are starting to move along the beach pretty well, but most will be out of the reach of shorebound anglers.  

Thursday, June 15, 2017

The SECRET to Catching Fish on a Pier! (Juno Pier Snook Fishing)

Sebastian Inlet Report


Winds are blowing out of the Northwest at 1 mph, and there is a light chop on the water. We have a chance of showers this morning and a good chance of numerous showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. The boating forecast is looking good for the next few days but we can expect showers and possible thunderstorms in the afternoons. There are no NOAA advisories this morning.

Tommy Turowski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reports that the bite is still slow....a few Spanish Mackerel, Bonito and Jacks have been hitting sporadically.

Our angler of the day is Chris from Orlando. Chris landed this good sized Jack while fishing from shore west of the bridge. He and his friends also landed a Sheepshead and a few Spots while using live shrimp. 

Monday, June 12, 2017

Sebastian Inlet Report


Winds are blowing out of the Northeast at 2 mph, gusting to 4 and there is a light chop on the water. We have a chance of showers after noon today. There are no NOAA advisories this morning. The forecast is calling for calm seas for the next few days but the chance of showers and thunderstorms are there too, consistent with summer weather patterns. 

The bite is still slow from the jetties and beaches. Anglers fishing from boats aren't having a lot of luck either. The water temperature is still on the cool side and that is keeping the summer species from making their way to us. Every now and then we'll see a stray Mangrove Snapper but we are still waiting on the big schools. Tommy Turowski reported that the flats have been a little more productive. Those fishing the warmer, shallower areas in the river are having luck with Trout, a few Snapper and even Whiting. 

Our angler of the day is Alexander Albaugh of Melbourne. Alexander went out the last night of Snook season to try his luck and landed this 33" C/R Snook on live greenies from the north catwalk. The Snook was released unharmed right after the photo. 

From The Crew @ Whites Tackle - Ft Pierce / Stuart

Inshore there has been a few reds around to the south around bear point with a few snook around just after sunrise. The beach fishing for snook and tarpon should pick up with the bait showing up.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area

The weather system that produced all of the well needed rain in our area this past week has finally moved away and its time to get back to hitting the beaches. Reports from last week were far and few between but my son Randy got out yesterday and had fun chasing schools of jacks from Santa Lucea to Tiger Shores and caught 2 to 5 pounders on a silver spoon. Top water plugs and gold or silver spoons will produce lots of strikes from these hard fighting fish. Offshore dolphin fishermen employ a run-and-gun approach to finding weedlines when they head offshore, and you can use this same type of approach looking for schools of jacks and tarpon during the summer season. Hit the beach access early and take a look before you bring all of your gear from your vehicle and up onto the sand. Diving birds will give you an immediate signal if the bait and predatory fish are there. The cool water is still with us along certain areas from St Lucie Inlet to Fort Pierce Inlet and spanish mackerel will be in the mix also. Catching jacks and mackerel on light tackle is a ball and these fish are spread out along our entire area. If you are going to target catch-and-release snook, throw some swim baits close to shore in the first trough at first light. Work your lures north and south as these great fish will be cruising along the near shore edge. Weeds and cool water were still evident at Tiger Shores and Normandy beaches yesterday so the conditions for whiting and croaker fishing are still a little difficult at certain locations. Find a beach where there are no weeds and you should be able to put some of these in your cooler. Good luck this weekend and catch em up.

From Todd /Trey/ Paul @ Juno Bait -Juno Beach

INSHORE:  The week of rain has the spillways open and the snook are biting.  Remember It's all catch and release fishing now.  Flair hawk jigs and big swimbaits are the lures of choice at the spillways.  Should be a handful of tarpon mixed in with the snook at the spillways as well.  Look for the low light periods of the day to produce best, but if it stays overcast the fish will bite well throughout the day generally speaking.  Been some big jacks cruising around in the ICW and Loxahatchee River willing to bite a large mullet and at certain times a big noisy topwater.  Other inshore action has been hit or miss this week with the weather.

SURF/PIER:  Pompano reports were all but will this week...they may have finally left us for the summer.  Scattered schools of jacks and a few tarpon are roaming the beach right now.  The jacks have been biting first thing in the morning and are reachable from the beach.  The tarpon for the most part have been moving outside of casting range from the beach.  The schools of tarpon that are around are super spooky and tough to trick into eating so far.  Catch and release snook fishing at the Juno Beach Pier and along the beach has really started to fire off.  Just remember that those big girls are the future of snook fishing...handle them with care! 

Sebastian Inlet Report

06-09-17 FRIDAY: TGIF! 

After a wet, soggy week the sun is shining at the inlet this morning! Winds are blowing out of the Northwest at 7 mph, gusting to 8 and there is a moderate chop on the water. We have a slight chance of showers this afternoon, a chance of showers and thunderstorms tomorrow afternoon and chances of showers are good all day Sunday. There are no NOAA advisories this morning. Always check the NOAA forecast prior to boating. 

Tommy Turowski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop confirmed the slow bite but is holding out hope for the weekend! Spanish Mackerel have been racing around the inlet, a few Bonito and Jacks are active as well. Some Whiting, Croakers and Jacks have been cruising the troughs along the beaches. 

We received an update from inlet regular Charlie Achinelli of Melbourne who landed his first Mangrove Snapper of the season! Charlie noted that they were at least a week earlier last year. 

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Sebastian Inlet Report


Winds are blowing out of the South-Southeast at 8 mph, gusting to 11 and there is a moderate chop on the water. We have clouds over the inlet, dark clouds looming offshore and good chances of showers throughout the day. Boating conditions are poor ahead of a frontal boundary. Winds and waves will diminish on Friday as the front is predicted to stall Thursday night. 

There's not a lot to report as the bite remains the same. Spanish Mackerel and few Lookdowns are hitting sporadically off the jetties. Schools of Bonito and/or Little Tunny have been seen and one or two landed but that is about it. Snook are OUT OF SEASON until September first for spawning season. Please do not target the species during this time. Please read the FWC regulations at the top of the page on handling catch and release species so you'll know how to handle them if you get one on the line.

From The Crew @ Whites Tackle - Ft Pierce / Stuart

There has been a bunch of Tarpon all over! Many have been caught on the Beach south of Stuart on fly and in the Crossroads on live Mullet and Pilchards. Smaller Tarpon have been all over the St. Lucie river. The Snook fishing in the inlet has been awesome in Stuart on live Pilchards, on both incoming and outgoing tides. There has been numerous Gator Trout caught by Round Island on topwater lures in the morning. The Snook fishing on the West side of the river between Walton and Midway has been great too!

Monday, June 5, 2017

Sebastian Inlet Report

It's a bit muggy on the jetties this morning. Winds are blowing out of the Southeast at 2 mph, gusting to 3 and there is a light chop on the water. There are no NOAA advisories this morning but we will see increasing winds and we have a chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. 

The bite remains on the slow side. Spanish Mackerel are zipping around the inlet and some are being landed. Most of the local anglers use Gotcha lures, gold or silver spoons. Mackerel love the eye catching baits, shiny and colorful. Lookdowns have started to appear in small numbers. Small, white jigs work well. Anglers fishing the beach are catching a few Whiting. 

Friday, June 2, 2017

From Todd /Trey/ Paul @ Juno Bait -Juno Beach

               INSHORE:   Don't forget snook season closed as of June 1st, so catch and release only fishing for a few months.  Lots of snook in and moving towards the inlets right now.  Shouldn't be too hard to find them right now!  The warming weather has helped to push some mangrove snapper inshore.  The bridges are starting to produce the mangroves at night.  Small live pilchards and live shrimp are the best bait choice for the mangroves right now.  Scattered sheepshead are also hanging around the bridges and boat docks in the ICW. Been a fair number of tarpon pushing around the mouth of the Palm Beach Inlet over the past few days, as well as some big jacks.

SURF/PIER:   Summertime beach fishing is pretty much upon us.  A stray pompano or two maybe around still, but for the most part they have pushed on up the coast.  Croakers, whiting, and sand perch will be the best bet in the surf right now for those looking to take something home for dinner.  Fish small pieces of cut shrimp in the first trough for best luck on them.  Catch and release snook fishing continues to improve along the beach, and will continue to get better as the summer moves on.  Sight fishing cruising snook in the surf is a lot of fun and definitely worth trying out.  The Juno Beach Pier has had a lot of snook around as well.  The Pier is also seeing a nice number of bonita and big jacks...two species that don't get the credit they deserve.  As the weather heats up remember to fish early in the morning and late in the day for best luck.  

Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area


The surf fishing along our local beaches is still being affected by the slimy green seaweed that has been evident for the past two weeks. Some of our great croaker and whiting locations, like Dollmans Beachside and Normandy Beach were still unfishable as of yesterday. I fished Middle Cove last Sunday and had constant action with blue runners that were hitting the long rods intended for some late season pompano. The water here was not over run with the green weeds but the blue runners were the only species that were feeding in that area. Hobe Sound was my location on Tuesday and the water there was clean and blue. I put some nice whiting in the cooler from that spot with fishbites and cut shrimp producing all of the action. The message here is: look for a beach area with clean water with no weeds and you should bend a rod. My son Randy and I fished the Stuart beach yesterday and Randy caught more blue runners, spanish mackerel, and a 3-pound bonita. Tiny one-inch baitfish were being chased by these speedsters and a small krocodile spoon fished from a light Bass Pro Gold Cup spinning rod with a Penn 3000 Conflict spinning reel was the tackle that worked. Keep an extra rod rigged like this in your equipment, as this time of year these fish can appear quickly and then move on in the blink of an eye. Look for the pelicans and terns along the surf and when they start diving at a particular spot, direct your casts to that area. I always have a spoon rigged on one rod and another set up with a Live Target swimbait or a YoZuri Crystal Minnow. The swimbait setups are used when the tarpon, jacks and snook show in the bait schools. Remember snook are a catch-and-release fishery now, so if you do land one, get them back into the water as quickly as possible. It looks like we are going to settle in to our summer pattern of afternoon thunderstorms for the upcoming week so fish early if you want to stay dry. If you do plan on fishing later in the day, pay attention to the developing storms and get off of the beach when the first sign that lightning strikes are approaching your area. High tides will be in the 4 to 5 am and pm time slots this weekend, so fish at daybreak and late in the afternoon if the thunderstorms have not developed. Stay safe,good luck, and catch em up.

Sebastian Inlet Report


Winds are blowing out of the East-Southeast at 6 mph, gusting to 12 and there is a light chop on the water. There are no NOAA advisories this morning but we have a chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms today. We have afternoon showers with potential thunderstorms forecasted for the weekend as well. Plan accordingly. A small swell has a few surfers in the water this morning, always use caution when casting off the north side of the north jetty when the waves are decent. 

A lot of clouds are surrounding the inlet and it was hot and muggy on the north jetty this morning. There wasn't a lot of action but some of the more talented anglers were landing some decent sized Spanish Mackerel. There were quite a few cut-offs as well, wire leaders are a must when targeting Mackerel. One of our inlet regulars was having pretty good luck with Lookdowns. Overall, the bite was slow. 

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Catch Em Up - Eat Em Up

Sebastian Inlet Report



Winds are blowing out of the East-Northeast at 5 mph, gusting to 6 and there is a light chop on the water. There are no NOAA advisories this morning but we have a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2:00 p.m. today. 

Snook season is closed until September 1st. For those of you who read this report every day, this is the last time we'll post it for a while: PLEASE do not target Snook during spawning season; we need those fish to go out and make more Snook! Snook are very active during this time and need all of their energy for their important mission. Please read the FWC catch and release information at the top right of this page so that you will know what to do if you land a fish that is out of season. It is important that the fish are handled with care and quickly put back into the water. 

The bite is slow from the jetties but we should start seeing those summertime species begin to arrive soon. Mangrove Snapper is always a favorite with inlet anglers and although inshore they average 2 - 6 lbs., offshore on the reefs they get large. Margate and Atlantic Spadefish are also summer species that inlet anglers like to target along with Reds, Lookdowns, Mackerel, Croakers and Perch. 

Our angler of the day is Alexander Albaugh of Melbourne. Alexander fished the north catwalk Tuesday night and got into some good Snook action using live greenies. He was fishing the tide change when he landed one undersized 24" C/R, one 29" in the slot and one over the slot at 33". Sounds like a great night of fishing.

Park Info: On June 10th from 1:00 - 3:15 p.m. a Surf Fishing Workshop will be held at the Sebastian Inlet Fishing Museum on the south side of the Park. The class is designed to introduce angler to the basics of surf fishing. Topics and discussion will center on rods/reels, standard pompano rig, choosing bait and more. Anglers should bring and pen/pencil and something to write on. Meet at the Sebastian Inlet Fishing Museum. Call 772-388-2750 for more information.

From Capt. Charlie @ Fishing Center - Ft Pierce

Summer has arrived and you can bet on hot afternoons and lots of great fishing action around the Treasure Coast during June.  The mornings will be calm and it is certainly to your benefit to get out early to beat the afternoon heat.  Being on the water at first light is worth the effort to watch the sun rise.  Expect a chance of afternoon thunderstorms each day…we can always use some rain around the area this time of year!  Watch the weather each afternoon out there.  It’s a fantastic month to fish.Inshore will provide lots of redfish, snook and trout action on the flats.  Get those top water lures cleaned up and plan an early morning to get some of that explosive action in the shallows.  Try the DOA Airhead or Bait Buster for great top water action.  Switch to DOA shrimp or a CAL jerk bait as the sun warms up to continue your success.  Watch for bait schools on the flats and you can be assured there are fish nearby.  You can expect the fish to be feeding shallow early and move to the edges of the flats as the sun rises.  Look for sand holes on the flats!  Fish are traditionally lazy and love to sit in a sand hole and wait for the tide to bring the food for them to ambush.
                       photo courtesy of Kevin Reel McCoy
You should be able to find plenty of redfish around the shallows.  The population this year has been outstanding and they have been growing all spring.  Redfish schools will be feeding on the flats, so be on the lookout for them.  Most will be slot size to just over the slot.  I love using a DOA shrimp or CAL paddle tails while fishing for reds.  Try along the mangroves as well.  Lots of fish will move under the mangroves as the sun heats up for the day.  Trout will be on the grassy flats and feeding on the same food out there.  Move out to three to five feet of water as the day heats up to continue your action.  A Deadly Combo can provide inexperienced anglers with lots of fun learning to fish artificials.    Don’t forget to fish the docks around the river.  Lots of big fish will be hanging around many of the docks along the Indian River.  Live bait, TerrorEyz and DOA shrimp can find some exciting action in June.  Harbor Branch, Queens Cove and Bear Point will all be hot spots for action all summer.

Snook will provide plenty of action around the bridges and jetties this month.  Snook season closed on May 31 and won’t open again until fall.   Night anglers will be heading to the jetties for catch and release snook and maybe some tarpon action.   Top water lures, feather jigs, TerrorEyz and Bait Busters can all get you in on some fantastic action.  Handle the snook carefully and release them quickly and safely so that they will be there this fall.  Jacks will also be hanging around the inlets and give you some rod bending activity.

Make sure you take plenty of water with you.  It will be hot out there.  Drink plenty of fluids to keep yourself hydrated and reduce the risk of heat stroke.  Slather on lots of sunscreen!  Sunburn isn’t a good feeling at the end of the good day of fishing.  A little common sense and a few minutes can a big difference.  Make that part of preparations for your adventures on the water.  It will just make a great day even better!

Scouting Around Palm Beach/Martin County Area


In Jensen Beach there have been threadfins in the crossroads area.
Also, in the same area the jack crevalle are still present and offering fantastic fights to all takers.

Though the season ends today June1, the snook are still biting. Let them go.
Around Jupiter, the snook are also still present around the inlet and along the area beaches.
Jack crevalle have been quite prevalent along the beaches as well as the Loxahatchee River.
Around the Boynton Inlet, anglers are catching a few permit at night on the outgoing tide.
Also at the inlet on an outgoing tide, the tarpon fishing has been good.
Use live sardines, light lead and let the line flow out with the tide.
Mangrove snapper are being caught on the north side of the inlet.
Anglers fishing from the Lantana Bridge are still catching jack crevalle and sheepshead with some consistency.

Sebastian Inlet Report


Winds are blowing out of the East-Southeast at 4 mph, gusting to 8 and there is a moderate chop on the water. We have a few clouds over the inlet this morning and the forecast is calling for a slight chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Keep it in mind if you are headed to the inlet today. We are getting into that time of year when rain and thunderstorms pop up quickly, especially in the afternoons.

Sarah Sams at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reports the Snook bite is "on fire", they are gearing up for spawning. The season closes June 1st - August 31st to give the species a chance to reproduce. The inlet is one of the best Snook breeding grounds that exist, please do not target the species during spawning season, it exhausts the fish and they need to conserve energy. We are starting to see Reds on the outgoing tides and schools of big Jacks are active this morning. 

Our angler of the day is Eym Perez. Eym landed some late season Sheepshead from the north catwalk