Friday, September 29, 2017

Scouting Around Palm Beach/Martin County Area


Though the water releases from Lake Okeechobee have had many anglers reluctant to fish in the St. Lucie and Indian Rivers there is some good fishing.
North of the Jensen Beach causeway and up the Indian River towards the power plant there is much cleaner water.
In those areas, there are decent schools of mullet and plenty of big jack crevalle slamming them.
Best bets for those jacks has been using shiny top water plugs and working the fringes of the bait schools.
In the Loxahatchee River, anglers are reporting an excellent snook and tarpon bite. They are having good luck using live mullet or any artificial bait that resembles mullet.
Fishing the Jupiter Inlet has been good for snook and some redfish using finger mullet.
Though the surf has been rough, there has been plenty of bait moving along the beaches from South Palm Beach to Delray Beach.
Anglers there are catching tarpon, snook, barracuda, Spanish mackerel, pompano, mutton snapper and small sharks.
At the Boynton Inlet, anglers are catching snook, tarpon, snapper, redfish, Spanish mackerel and. The fish have been hitting both live and dead bait as well as lures and jigs. RedTail Hawks jigs have been deadly at night on the outgoing tide for snook.
Anglers in the Intracoastal Waterway are having good luck around the docks using live finger mullet, Cotee jigs and top water plugs to catch redfish, snook, tarpon, barracuda and small tripletail.
Snook, tarpon, jacks and a few redfish have been caught around the Lantana Bridge.


Though the water level is up and the water a bit dirty from all the rain from Hurricane Irma, the fishing has been excellent.
Live shiners have been the go-to bait for many anglers, but artificial is also working well.

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