Thursday, August 3, 2017

Scouting Around Palm Beach/Martin County Area

 Along the beaches in Jupiter the snook bite is still good.
The inlet, however, has been the place for anglers looking to catch these amazing fish.
Remember though they are out of season and it’s catch and release only.
Besides wahoo, another fish definitely worth targeting during the full moon are mangrove snapper.
They will be spawning during the full moon and will be plentiful.
Best bets are to locate structure and to use either live shrimp or small sardines, greenies or pilchards.
Minimum size is 10 inches. Bag limit is five per person.
There have been massive bait balls around the Boynton Inlet recently.
Goggle eyes, cigar minnows, pilchards and sardines have been congregating in large numbers.
Anglers trying to catch bait in the inlet by boat during incoming tides are creating a navigational hazard for other boaters attempting enter or exit the inlet.
Inlet anglers have been catching snook, tarpon, jacks, snapper and permit from the north jetty using a variety of dead and live baits.
Anglers fishing the back walls of the inlet at night are catching moonfish on yellow jigs and sand perch on cut shrimp.
Tara Lopez of West Boynton Beach caught three permit up to 15 pounds and five palometta while fishing the surf with live shrimp off Lantana Beach on Monday with her husband Rafael Lopez.
Anglers in the Intracoastal Waterway are catching mangrove snapper around the seawalls along Ocean Ridge using free lined live shrimp.
Night fishing along the lighted docks have been producing snook, tarpon, moonfish and snapper by anglers using live bait such as small herring or shrimp and by fly anglers using epoxy silversides or small translucent shrimp patterns.
Lantana Bridge anglers have been crushing the snook at night. Moonfish and sand perch have also been hitting at night. Daytime anglers are catching small mangrove snapper, barracuda, jack crevalle and an occasional sheepshead.


The early morning bass fishing has been excellent on the lake.
Best bet is before sunrise using swim jigs or spinnerbaits that are either white or chartreuse in color.
The bluegill and shellcracker fishing is also good right now along the grass beds.
courtesy of The Palm Beach Post

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