In the Jensen area, the key to fishing the beaches right is to find the ones that are accessible.
The heavy surf caused by Irma and the large swells generated by Jose have left many beaches with large dropoffs of 4 to 6 feet.
Several beaches that have been reported as accessible for fishing include Tiger Shores, Herman’s Bay, Middle Cove, Santa Lucia and Stuart Public.
In the Intracoastal Waterway, the fall snook season is definitely happening.
Bridge anglers are catching their fair share using jigs and throwing plugs.
If going with a jig, ¾ or 1 ounce should be sufficient as there isn’t a hard wind to contend with.
If using a plug, MirrOlure’s Dog and Rapala Skitter Walk are working well.
Bridge fisherman are reporting a good number of tarpon rolling and that they are hitting on plugs and live mullet.
Up towards Fort Pierce, anglers fishing the flats near Middle Cove are reporting good action on snook and trout.
They are having good luck throwing LIVETARGET Mullet Swimbait lures and also using live bait.
On the beaches in the Boynton area, anglers are catching snook, tarpon, small kingfish and some Spanish mackerel.
Live mullet are working well, but artificial lures that look like mullet, including Zara Spooks Silver Mullet and LIVETARGET Mullet Swimbait, are also producing excellent results.
Lantana Bridge anglers are reporting catching plenty of jack crevalle, snook and tarpon using finger mullet for bait.
With the recent rainfall from Hurricane Irma the lake level has come up considerably.
This water rise has caused the bass to become a bit more scattered.
They are still there, but it’s a bit more challenging.
Right now live shiners are working better than artificial baits. When anglers have located the gamefish, however, artificial baits including spinnerbaits are working.
The elevated water level has pushed most of the bluegill up into the canals.