Thursday, August 31, 2017

Scouting Around Palm Beach/Martin County Area


Along the beaches in the Jensen Area, there are still large schools of mullet moving through.
Unfortunately, there has also been lots of grasses in the surf zone. The key has been to find areas where it’s cleared out or washed up on the beach already.
One angler caught several bonefish while fishing from the beach last weekend. Not that common in the area, they were good-sized fish in the 2 to 5-pound range. They were caught using Fishbites
In the same zone, the croaker and whiting bite has been good as well. They’re also being caught on Fishbites.
There have also been some tarpon moving in the surf zone recently.
Anglers have reported good grass beds making a comeback in the Bear Point area of the river.
Snook season opens Friday0901. Remember it’s one slot-sized fish per person, per day.
Slot size is 28 to 32 inches.
Several beaches in the Jupiter area should be excellent for this prized gamefish.
The key is to find a beach or stretch of beach with rocks.
Good areas to check out will be Blowing Rocks Preserve in Hobe Sound, Coral Cove Park on Jupiter Island and bit north of the Juno Pier there is a stretch of beach that is rocky.
Another top spot to look for snook are the bridges spanning the Intracoastal.
The Donald Ross, the Hobe Sound and especially the Flagler Memorial Bridge are excellent spots to fish for them. Best bets are evenings from 9 p.m. to midnight or early mornings from 4 a.m. to dawn.
One more good area to check for snook is the northern end of the Lake Worth Lagoon from Burnt Bridge at MacArthur Beach State Park up to PGA Boulevard. This area can provide great snook fishing from shore, by kayak or wading.
Bait wise live shrimp, live mullet, live sardines or live pilchards will be the way to go.
Surf anglers, fishing the beaches from Boynton Inlet to Lantana Public Beach, are catching barracuda, snook and jacks during the early morning using red or green Tube lures, blue/silver Yo-Zuri Poppers and 3-ounce silver Gator Spoons.
There has been plenty of bait moving around the Boynton Inlet and south parking lot.
Inlet anglers are reporting catching jacks, snapper, snook and small barracuda during the day and snook, tarpon, snapper, moonfish and permit at night. Use either live or fresh cut bait for the snapper.
The Intracoastal Waterway in the Boynton Beach area has had jacks hitting top water plugs along the seawalls both north and south of the inlet.
Night fishing the lighted docks along the intracoastal with small shrimp or epoxy minnow flies for snook and large moonfish has been very effective.
Lantana Bridge anglers are reporting catching small snapper, jacks, and barracuda during the day. Night time anglers have been catching a few snook throwing swimming plugs around the bridge.


Fishing on the lake has been good, but it is still an early-morning affair.
At dawn, artificial baits including swim jigs, spinner baits and some top water plugs have been producing good results.
Later, after that first hour, switch to flipping sticks using jigs and worms.

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