Inshore bite yesterday in Stuart was very productive. Lots of Snook and Jacks feeding on mullet schools from the inlet north to Jensen causeway. Best lures to use are shallow divers, topwater plugs, and swim baits. Dock light fishing has been steady with many Snook being caught in the St Lucie river. Small white flies and plastic shrimp such as the DOA 2.75 and Vudu shrimp will get you hooked up. Snook season opens tonight at midnight! Please don’t be afraid to practice catch and release with the slot fish. A few trout and Redfish are being caught around Vero Beach bridges. DOA Cal shad tails on 1/8th ounce jig heads fished around drop offs / spoil islands have been producing the most numbers.
Nearshore the Albie’s have taken over the beaches from St. Lucie to Ft pierce inlets. Fish were endlessly feeding on small minnows yesterday from 100 yards to 1 mile off. Light tackle and Fly have been the best methods. The Umpqua Gummy Minnow fly , and small heavy jigs will get the most bites. The start of the mullet run has began more are showing up everyday. It will hopefully reach its full peak by the end of September.