Thursday, July 27, 2017

Scouting Around Palm Beach/Martin County Area


Along the beaches around Jensen Beach, the whiting and croaker fishing has been outstanding.
Whether casting out to the trough or right off the beach they’ve been hitting.
Fishbites combined with pieces of clams on small hooks are producing the best results.
Catch a small one? They make great bait for snook.
Yes, snook are still biting, but remember it’s catch and release only and to get them back in the water quickly.
Around the St. Lucie and Fort Pierce inlets the tarpon and jack crevalle fishing has been excellent.
There has been good palometa, permit, tarpon and barracuda action at Gulfstream Park in Delray Beach.
For palometa, anglers are using live shrimp on pompano rigs, for permit and tarpon, 2-ounce yellow jigs tipped with live shrimp and bounced along the bottom and in the early morning casting surface poppers, tube lures or large Zara spooks is generating explosive hits from barracuda and tarpon.
Goggle eyes, large pilchards, cigar minnows and threadfin herring have been schooling up and moving all around the Boynton Inlet this week.
Anglers there have reported excellent snook and mangrove snapper fishing off the north jetty during the day. Night anglers have been catching snapper, snook, permit, tarpon and barracuda using a variety of live and fresh cut bait. Moonfish have been hitting small jigs fished under the lights during incoming tides.
Intracoastal Waterway surface temps have been reaching 95 degrees causing most fish to seek cooler water in the channels, under docks or deep holes found around the lagoon. Snook, small tarpon and large moonfish are being caught around the dock lights at night using both live bait and epoxy minnow flies.
Lantana bridge anglers have reported catching jack crevalle and barracuda.

  The bass fishing has been really good in the early mornings and late afternoons.
The artificial bite has been best in the mornings with anglers using PT-7s, swim jigs and spinner baits with great success.
In the afternoons, wild shiners have been the way to go.
The bluegill bite is still good with anglers using crickets and worms.
report courtesy of The Palm Beach Post

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