Monday, October 30, 2017

Sebastian Inlet Report


We have a chilly, windy morning at the inlet. North-Northwest winds are blowing at 12 mph, gusting to 18 and there is a moderate to heavy chop on the water. We have poor to hazardous boating conditions through this afternoon and NOAA has a small craft advisory in effect. Winds and seas are forecasted to diminish through the week. Be sure to check the NOAA forecast before boating and always use caution when navigating the inlet. Our inlet is small but can be treacherous.
  Tommy Turowski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reports that the Black Drum are back and biting well along with some other cool water species. Snook are still active but we will see that activity decrease with colder water coming in, they will start to take refuge in the warmer water in the river and canals. Active species include Reds, Spanish Mackerel up to 5 lbs., a lot of Jacks and a few Blues. The Sheepshead can't be far behind. Although the outgoing tide is still murky the water is beginning to clean up. 
  Our first photo today is courtesy of Greg Johnson. Greg sent in the photo of his girlfriend Kelsey Herring with a perfect 27" Red she landed from the north jetty using live mullet. Greg reported a real hot bite that day. The couple landed 13 fish including Jacks, Trout, Blues, Ladyfish and a small Snook. 
  Check out the nice Trout that Matt Barrett of Fellsmere. Matt was free lining live finger mullet on the south side of the inlet. Along with the 21" Trout, Matt hooked up with a few nice Pompano. 

Sunday, October 29, 2017

From Todd /Trey/ Paul @ Juno Bait -Juno Beach

INSHORE:  Snook fishing remains very good inshore right now.  Still trickles of mullet around and the snook are feeding well on them; but are also keying in on smaller baits and shrimp as well.  Basically leaving the bait/lure options pretty much wide open for the snook.  Flair hawks are still producing, but the shrimp jig is coming on strong as well.  A soft plastic shrimp tail fished on a heavy jighead is a deadly choice right now!  Look for the bridges to produce at night on an outgoing tide.  During the day look for the snook to be laid up along seawalls and under boat docks.  Other inshore action should really start to get better with the change in weather.  The Hobe Sound Flats and Munyon Island flats should both really start to come alive in the near future.

SURF/PIER:  The surf fishing really kicked into high gear this week.  The fall/winter species got the memo that they were supposed to show up...and they did!  Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel., jacks, and ladyfish have all been around in good numbers this week. 
 The Juno Beach Pier has been hot, with lots of good action.  All the usual lures (spoons, jigs, gotchas, etc..) are working for the bluefish, as is cut mullet or sardines.  A few pompano are being caught on Goofy Jigs, sand fleas, and clams.  The pompano fishing should improve even more this week with the first cooler weather of the season.  Lots of good stuff going on along the beach...give it a shot if you can!

Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area

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It’s Saturday morning and I finally have a positive report to post. The water got rid of its brown color yesterday and some green cleaner water made its way to some of our beach accesses. I headed up to Middle Cove and fished the rising tide from 9 am to 1 pm and was lucky enough to put 2 pompano and whiting in the cooler while releasing a number of jacks. . Bluefish and were also present as they bit off 5 of my pompano rigs during the day. Anyone who wants to target the bluefish right now should have great success casting spoons in the early morning and late afternoon and switching over to cut bait like mullet or jacks for the middle of the day bite. I spoke with a friend of mine who also caught pompano yesterday at Tiger Shores and Bryn Mawr beaches. Today does not look like the weather is going to cooperate as we have rain and wind heading to the Treasure Coast from a disturbance to our south. Another cool front is forecast to move into the area tomorrow with a wind shift from the northwest. Next week looks pretty good as long as the cleaner water hangs around and the pompano, jacks, bluefish, mackerel, and whiting should be on the catch list. Sand Flea scented fishbites and clam strips accounted for all of my fish yesterday.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Trigger Warning! of the WORST things you can do to a Fisherman? Beach Fi...

Fishing Snook and Drum on the First Cold Front of the Season

Sebastian Inlet Report



We have overcast skies and a cool breeze at the inlet this morning, fall has arrived! Winds are blowing out of the East-Southeast at 10 mph, gusting to 15 and there is a moderate chop on the water. Conditions are calming down some but it won't last long. Showers and possible thunderstorms are predicted for tomorrow afternoon just ahead of a fast moving cold front. Poor to hazardous boating conditions will plague our boaters again this weekend. Always check the NOAA forecast prior to boating, even on the ICW.
   We received several updates on the bite. Mike Ricciardi of Vero Beach has been fishing from the north jetty several days this week and reported the bite picked up Wednesday and Thursday. The outgoing tides both days proved productive for him and his fishing buddies. Wednesday morning he saw lots of Black and Red Drum for anglers using dead shrimp and clams and Dave Vermilye of Sebastian landed a 29" slot Snook using live shrimp. Yesterday the same cast of characters were coming over the rails including a stray Pompano. Mike and his cousin Phil Ricciardi landed two slot Reds that were 20" and 23" and four Black Drum in the 16" - 20" range. Mike saw one large Black Drum come over the rails that was 32". Black Drum must be 14" - 24", of the five per person per day limit, only one may be over 24".
   Sara Sams at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop confirmed the bite but added that Spanish Mackerel, Jacks and a few Blue fish are in the mix as well. A good variety of species are hitting at the inlet. 

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Getting Close to That Time Of Year World Record Pompano- Manuel Briceno - English

Snook Candy

Juno Bait just got a new supply of DDX Lures and jig heads in. great for bouncing off the bottom for snook at the bridges, jetties and piers, my favorites are the clear/speckled shrimp tails 

Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area

Just a quick report from my beach look this morning.I traveled as far north as Blue Heron beach access in Fort Pierce and stopped at Middle Cove, Hermans Bay, Normandy, Byrn Mawr, Tiger Shores and Santa Lucea as I worked my way back to the south. The surf was certainly fishable as the Northwest wind knocked the big breakers down but the off colored brown water was evident at every location. 
 I did get a call about some clean water south of the Juno Pier and will probably head that way on Friday. This cool front should be a kick start for our fall species to be heading into our local surf spots so better days are coming. A little better water quality and the surf should turn on. Good luck and catch em up.

Sebastian Inlet Report



We have a touch of fall in the air this morning, what a wonderful change! It's a little gusty out on the beaches and jetties. Winds are blowing out of the North-Northwest at 16 mph, gusting to 26 and the water is choppy. Boating conditions are poor to hazardous and NOAA has issued a small craft advisory through early Thursday morning. Always check the NOAA forecast prior to boating and keep in mind that the outgoing tides are particularly treacherous now because the rivers and lagoon are so full. 
 We received an update from Mike Ricciardi of Vero Beach who fished the north jetty yesterday. Mike reported a slow day overall but a few choice fish were landed. Mike's neighbor Bob Green landed a 29" slot Snook on a live pinfish and a couple of Reds and Black Drum came over the rails while he was there. A lot of Catfish were landed which is not unusual for the dirty water conditions we are seeing now. 
   Our first photo today features Kelsey Hamel of Walnut Grove, GA. Kelsey was fishing the north beach when he landed his first Snook! Kelsey was using a Montauk darter lure to catch this Snook's attention. 
  Photo two is courtesy of Mike Ricciardi and features Bob Green of Vero Beach with the 29" slot Snook,

Monday, October 23, 2017

The ADDICTION Begins... Long Island Sound Striped Bass (Connecticut Fish...

STRANDED! The Tide Came Up and WE GOT STUCK! (Striper and Black Sea Bas...

Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area

I am sure everyone is asking the same question I am - when is this wind going to stop? The National Weather Service is predicting a shift to the Southeast, South, Southwest, West and finally Northwest starting Sunday evening into Wednesday morning when we will be receiving our first cool front of the fall. There are still some mullet schools to the north of us and this change of temperatures and wind should send them our way. How long the schools of mullet will hang around is anyone’s guess as we approach the end of October, but there is hope the surf will lay down so we can at least get a shot at wetting a line. This first front usually pushes schools of bluefish, spanish mackerel, and pompano into our area so let’s keep our fingers crossed. As far as the water quality is concerned, that’s going to be an ongoing situation so when the big waves back-off fill your trucks or cars with gas and start checking different areas to find your best water color. Believe it or not, conditions are going to improve and hopefully we will be bending some rods in the near future. The odds have been stacked against us since before Irma with the terrible conditions so we are due for a positive change!! Be sure to check Ed Killer's fishing report columns on a daily basis in the TC Palm publications or on, along with Ed's end of week video reports which cover inshore, offshore, and freshwater. Fred Ciamatto, owner of The Snook Nook Bait and Tackle Shop's daily radio reports on 1450 AM WSTU at 7:30 am Monday to Friday, and 6 to 7 pm on Friday evening; and the South Florida Fishing Report on 94.3 WZZR on Saturday mornings from 6 to 8 am, where I contribute reporting the local surf action with Fred and Capt. Mark Dravo. I plan on hitting the beaches Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the upcoming week and will post what I find each evening. Good luck and catch em up.

From Capt. Charlie @ Fishing Center - Ft Pierce

The rain and winds continue around the area this week.  The water is still dirty and will remain that way for some time ahead.  I am seeing some cleaner water coming in the Fort Pierce inlet the high ends of the tide, but it still has a long way to go before the run off is over.  There are still lots of mullet in the river being chased by the predators. 
There has been a good trout bite lately with lots of juvenile fish to be had.  The DOA shrimp is one of the best choices for fishing anywhere on the river.  New Penny has been our best color for the dirty water conditions.  Work your lures slowly this time of year as the water temperatures fall.  Our redfish have come while fishing mangroves and docks.  There are lots of juvenile snook around the mangroves, too.  Look for some tarpon around the inlet area.

Scouting Around Palm Beach/Martin County Area

Though there is still water being released and the water is not as clear as normal, the fishing in the St. Lucie and Indian Rivers has been great. Fishing the west side of the river, just north of the powerlines, anglers using D.O.A. shrimp lures are catching redfish, trout and snook.
The Stuart and Jensen Beach Causeways have been excellent for snook the past week. Anglers using MirrOlure Top Dog lures with heavy rattles are enjoying success. There have also been some monster tarpon caught at night in the same areas. 
At the Jupiter Inlet, anglers are catching bluefish and Spanish mackerel using Krocodile or Gator Spoons.
In the Loxahatchee River, there has been a good tarpon bite with fish from 8 to 20 pounds. The key to finding them has been locating the schools of mullet. 
Along the beaches from South Palm Beach to Pompano Beach, anglers are reporting catching bluefish, jack crevalle, snook, small tarpon, pompano and Spanish mackerel. Live sand fleas or goofy jigs are working well for pompano up to 4 pounds. Cut mullet or ladyfish chunks on the bottom or casting spoons, plugs or lures in the early morning have been working well for the other species. Anglers at the Boynton Inlet are catching slot-sized redfish, jack crevalle, ladyfish and a few flounder. For flounder, use live shrimp with a half-ounce red jig head around the south wall of the inlet during slack tide. On the flats and docks around Ocean Ridge and Manalapan, there has been plenty of action.
Bluefish, spotted sea trout, redfish, ladyfish, barracuda, black-tip sharks, snook, tarpon, sheepshead and snapper have all been biting. A combination of live shrimp, herring or mullet as well as fishing Bucktail Jigs, top-water plugs or slow-trolling small spoons are producing good results.
Though the water level is high, the bass bite is still good. No longer confined to early in the morning, they are biting throughout the day. Both live shiners and artificial baits are working, but shiners have been the better call recently. Anglers fishing in areas of moving water, however, are getting good results using Rat-L-Trap and crankbait lures. Also, if fishing over submerged grassbeds, jerkbait lures are working well. The bluegill and the speckled perch bite is still working with the best baits being crickets and worms for bluegill and minnows for specs.
report courtesy of Palm Beach Post

Sebastian Inlet Report



Winds are blowing out of the Southeast at 18 mph, gusting to 22 and conditions are rough. We have a chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon today. NOAA is calling for small craft to exercise caution.
  Although conditions were less than desirable over the weekend, a lot of fish were landed according to Tommy Turowski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop. In spite of the wind and waves crashing over the jetty at times, Snook, Reds, Spanish Mackerel, big Jacks, a few Flounder and large Snapper were landed. 
  Our angler of the day is Nelson Osario of Kissimmee. Nelson landed this 37" C/R Snook prior to Hurricane Irma. Nelson was fishing from the north jetty using live finger mullet. The Snook was released unharmed right after the photo. 

Friday, October 20, 2017

Mullet Run Snook, Reds, And Flounder

From Todd /Trey/ Paul @ Juno Bait -Juno Beach

INSHORE:  Good snook fishing continues to dominate the inshore scene.  Best action remains at night around the bridges on flair hawk jigs, swim baits, and shrimp jigs.  The snook can also be found along seawalls and under boat docks during the day.  A live mullet is the bait of choice for the snook during the day.  Some jacks, tarpon, and big ladyfish still mixed in with the snook.  Other inshore action has been a bit spotty.  Still hearing of good numbers of mullet up the coast, so not done on the mullet run just yet!

SURF/PIER:  Still looking for the water to clear up some, but the fish seem to be adapting to the less than ideal water.  Pompano have started to bite around the Juno Beach Pier on clams and Doc's Goofy Jigs.  Most of the pompano are undersize, but a few keepers are mixed in.  Bluefish have begun to show up, and are willing to bite a silver spoon or cut bait pretty quickly.  Still some redfish hanging around the Juno Beach Pier.  The Inlets have had a good number of jacks in them.  

Sebastian Inlet Report


We have rough, windy conditions at the inlet that will continue through the weekend. This morning winds are blowing out of the North-Northeast at 21 mph and gusting to 25. High tides due to last night's new moon will hamper surf fishing and bring rip currents. Poor to hazardous boating conditions will keep most anglers on the dock this weekend, even the ICW will be rough and choppy. We have a chance of isolated thunderstorms. NOAA has a small craft advisory in effect through Saturday at 4:00 p.m. 
   In spite of the rough conditions and murky, weedy water at the inlet, the fish keep biting! We're seeing Snook, Reds, Spanish Mackerel, Jacks and even a few Black Drum have started to show up. The mullet run is coming to an end but we have a cold front forecasted for next week that should get some cold water species into the mix. 

    Our angler of the day is Frederick Stansbury of Buffalo, NY. Frederick fished the inlet all week with his brother and a friend, all from NY. The men come every year to fish the mullet run. It rained every day but one during their stay but they fished anyway and had great luck. They landed 23 fish in six days. The landed 4 Reds and a 45" C/R Tarpon from the T-Dock as well as this good sized Flounder. A 1/2 oz. weight and live mullet did the trick! 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

From Henry & Fred @ Snook-Nook - Jensen Beach

Inshore fishing has been fairly good despite all the freshwater and wind. Anglers fishing the Indian River from the Jensen Causeway north have found better water, still brown but better none the less. Lots of large Tarpon in our area around the bridges, spillways, inlets and deep cuts like little mud creek north of the power plant. Captain Jonathan Earhart of Chaos Fishing Adventures has landed quite a few fish well over the 100lb mark just this past week. The baits of choice have been live mullet from 4”-10” accompanied by the appropriate size circle hook. The last thing you want to do is bury the hook in the mullet, you want the hook to easily come out of the bait and go into the fish when you get a bite. Hook the mullet either in the top lip, behind the head or just behind the anal fin. 

Great numbers of slot sized Redfish over the last few weeks from the west side catwalk at the Jensen Causeway, Vitola Park and the docks along McArthur Blvd have all produced with live shrimp working best. If using artificial baits go to a darker color like root beer or new penny, a little scent goes a long way in this churned up water. Throwing Gulp baits or adding Pro Cure super gel to any of your favorite soft plastics will definitely increase your bites. One of our great customers Jerry was fishing the St. Lucie inlet this week with live mullet looking for a Tarpon, much to his surprise he hooked and caught a 22lb Triple Tail, way to go Jerry! Keep a lookout around any channel markers, floating debris and/or crap trap buoys, they all are a good place to find those Triple Tail.

Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area

A break in the never ending strong easterly winds and a call telling me that there was a small patch of better water just north of Fort Pierce Inlet had me heading up A1A on Hutchinson Island early this morning. The light winds at daybreak certainly held, but the water had turned back to the brown discolored shade that we have been seeing on most of our local beaches. I hit Middle Cove, Blue Heron, and even checked the beach at Avalon Park in Fort Pierce before I headed back south. Subsequent stops at Walton Rocks, Herman’s Bay, and Normandy all showed the same off-colored water that was up to the north. I ended up at Tiger Shores and that beach held the only hint of cleaner green water that had been absent at all of the previous locations. I met up with local surf regular, Ron Robinson of Stuart, and Ron managed to land one large whiting along with a few catfish. I actually caught an undersized pompano along with a porkfish -- yes a porkfish. Another friend of mine caught a small permit and one pompano, along with some catfish. You are going to have to spend some time looking for the cleanest water you can find if you want to target the pompano, croaker, and whiting. Fishbites were used by all of us today and the few fish we caught were 70 to100 yards off the beach. It looks like stronger northeast winds are scheduled to return by the end of the week, so if you want to hit the surf this week Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday will be your days. 

Sebastian Inlet Report



Winds are blowing out of the North-Northwest at 10 mph, gusting to 17 and there is a moderate chop on the water. Marine conditions will deteriorate with Northeast winds picking up behind a front that will move through the state today. Numerous showers, isolated thunderstorms and periods of heavy rain will follow. NOAA has a small craft advisory in effect through 4:00 p.m. Thursday. 
 Due to the high water levels in the Sebastian Rivers and Indian River Lagoon, currents are stronger than usual, please exercise caution. Conditions are predicted to start improving late week, until then please heed all NOAA advisories. 
  Even with the rough, dirty water and high winds, the fish continue to bite at the inlet. Reds seem to love these conditions and are biting well. Topwater and swimming plugs are effective lures or a variety of live baits will get their attention. Shrimp, finger mullet, crabs, pinfish or the like will work for live baits. Snook are active as well and bucktails are one of the local favorite artificials. Small fish, shrimp and crabs work as well. Spanish Mackerel and Jacks are active too. Pack some rain gear and get in on some of the fall action at the inlet, it's the best!
  Our first photo today features Tung Pahm of Orlando. Tung landed this oversized 42" C/R Red and two others. He was using live mullet on the incoming tide, inlet side.
  Photo two features Samuel Alexander Campbell of Palm Bay with an oversized, 38" C/R Snook he landed. The Snook was released right after the photo. 

Angler three is Oun Sayavong of Orlando. Oun fished the north jetty hoping for a slot Snook. Although he didn't have any luck with Snook he saw a couple of slot fish landed. Oun landed a couple of real nice oversized Reds that were a lot of fun to catch. He returned them to the water after a quick photo. He reported choppy conditions but there were plenty of mullet in the water. 

Saturday, October 14, 2017

From Todd /Trey/ Paul @ Juno Bait -Juno Beach

INSHORE:  Snook fishing remains the best bet inshore.  The mullet run seems to be tapering down, but the snook are around in good numbers.  Flair Hawk Jigs, big swim baits, and shrimp jigs have all been good lure choices for the snook as of late.  The big ladyfish, jacks, and few tarpon are also pushing around inshore as well.  

SURF/PIER:  Tough conditions and dirty water have made surf fishing tough for the most part.  Scattering of bluefish and mackerel have been around.  Also some reports of small pompano starting to come in.  A few redfish have been caught at Jupiter Inlet.  The jacks have been around Palm Beach Inlet in fair numbers.  Should be much better with a little cleaner water.

Friday, October 13, 2017

How To Jig Fish Spillways For Snook!

From The Crew @ Whites Tackle - Ft Pierce / Stuart

Inshore the snook fishing has been good around the bridges with live bait on the outgoing tide. The trout and redfish bite has been good to the north around Queens Cove and Harbor Branch find the mullet schools and you will find the fish. There  has been a few tarpon and snook around in the surf to the north and south find the bait and you will find the fish. 
The spillways have produced well to on the snook D.O.A Cals have produced well in a dark color. 

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Sebastian Inlet Report


We have overcast skies and rough conditions at the inlet this morning. Winds are blowing out of the Northeast at 20 mph, gusting to 26 and the water is murky and choppy. Chances of rain and showers will increase and building seas will produce poor to hazardous boating conditions through late week. NOAA has a small craft advisory in effect through Friday afternoon. Always check the NOAA forecast prior to boating.

We received an update from Tommy Turowski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop who reports a fantastic bite right now. Snook and Reds are hitting all over, in the surf, from the jetties, rocks and shoreline. Jacks in the 10 - 20 lb. range are chasing schools of mullet and there are some Spanish Mackerel biting as well. We are seeing quite a few anglers lined up along the beaches trying their luck, get out and wet a line. Thanks Tommy!

Our angler of the day is Bob Green of Vero Beach. Bob is hiding behind a beautiful Cubera Snapper he landed off the north jetty on Monday. Bob also landed a slot Redfish! 

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Knocked Off Jetty by Wave while Fighting BIG REDFISH - Fishing Fail

Stuart Inshore

Mullet of all sizes have arrived in big numbers on the Treasure Coast, which means fishing in October is outstanding for snook in the Indian and St. Lucie rivers. You can load up a couple dozen finger mullet in one throw of the cast net. Free line a mullet near the docks and/or seawalls for snook waiting to ambush the bait. If we continue to have massive amounts of freshwater runoff, fish the deeper bridges with mullet or shrimp on jig heads because the saltier water will be near the bottom. Casting big jigs at night around the Quarter Bridge with a slow crawl just off the bottom has been producing snook. There are plenty of big jacks blasting the bait schools. Any topwater plug with fast action will get their attention and for a novice angler they will never forget the fight. A little dip in water temperatures and less daylight will bring the macs and blues to our waters from up north. Cut bait or Krocs spoons for the blues and anything green and shiny for the macs will do the trick. Black drum and sheepshead can be caught on small pieces of shrimp or fiddler crabs fished near rocky channels or close to bridge pilings. Indian River trout will be on the edges of the mullet schools, so watch for surface action as they feed on the finger mullet. Long casts with 7 M 11 MirrOlures or D.O.A. Bait Busters along with the regular arsenal of topwater plugs will get you in the action. Tarpon can be caught in the Crossroads with a big mullet free lined out the back of boat. Wear your Costa Del Mars to see the fish.
report courtesy of Capt. John Young/Coastal Angler Magazine

Scouting Around Palm Beach/Martin County Area


Along the Jensen Beach and Stuart causeways the redfish bite has been fantastic.
Anglers working the fenders and bouncing shrimp are having the best luck.
In the Indian and St. Lucie Rivers the snook bite is still great with one angler catching and releasing a 42” fish recently. Best bets have been top water lures or live mullet.
If going with live mullet, bigger has been better.
Up towards the power plant and Middle cove the tarpon bite is still good.
Though the water in the area is a bit less clear than usual, the fishing has been great. The key to fishing the darker water has been bigger presentation bait-wise and more movement.
Along the beaches in Jupiter, the bluefish bite is beginning and there are still snook biting.
Though there has been some dark water coming out of the inlet recently, the water begins clearing down towards the Juno Pier.
Along the beaches from Lake Worth down to Lantana, anglers are reporting good action on bluefish and some pompano.
The bluefish are hitting on cut mullet and the pompano are being caught on white and chartreuse Goofy jigs.
At the Boynton Inlet it’s been a mixed bag. Some anglers are reporting good fishing while others are saying it’s not so great.
The anglers having good luck are landing slot-sized redfish using live finger mullet during the incoming tide along with mangrove snapper, a few Spanish mackerel and some bluefish.
The Intracoastal Waterway is still active with good numbers of redfish, snook, jacks, tarpon and barracuda hitting Cotee jigs with black heads and root beer tails, LIVETARGET swimbaits and live finger mullet. Fishing around docks, canal or channel cuts or around shorelines with mangroves and rockpiles is producing the best results.
Anglers on the Lantana Bridge have been catching sheepshead up to 10 pounds using live shrimp, sand fleas or crabs. Snook, tarpon, ladyfish, jacks and some bluefish have been taken at night and during the early morning hours till a couple hours past sunrise.


Wild shiners are still working best for bass.
If using artificial baits, top water lures have been producing good action in the early mornings while spinner and swim baits have been better later on.
The windy conditions have churned up the lake a bit.
The key has been to find the cleaner more settled water.
report courtesy of Palm Beach Post

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Rad Fishing-Night Bridge Fishing With Shrimp Catching Snook On Jigs

From Capt. Joe Ward @ Capt. Joe's Bait & Tackle Ft Pierce

Now that all the cleanup is finished from Hurricane Irma, let’s get back to fishing. As the weather starts to cool off some, you can look for the fishing to get better. The schools of bait fish should be coming in the Fort Pierce Inlet with plenty of action not far behind. The snook bite in the Fort Pierce Inlet should be good for anglers using live baits, like greenies and mullet, and fishing them during the outgoing tides on the bottom at places like Judy Rock or the cleaning station in the Fort Pierce Inlet. Also in the Fort Pierce Inlet, the Spanish mackerel and bluefish will be showing up and they will take anything shiny. Look for the trout and redfish in the deeper holes and channels around the flats. They will be taking a live shrimp fished under a popping cork and fish in five to seven feet of water when the water starts to cool down. The local bridges should be holding some nice snapper, sheepshead and black drum. Try fishing a live shrimp on a #2 hook and a half-to-one-ounce weight. Around the South Jetty there should be some flounder on the beach side. A large live shrimp or mud minnows fished on an eighth-ounce or quarter-ounce troll-rite hook. In the surf, the whiting and pompano bite should improve later in the month. Shrimp, clams or sandfleas will all be a good choice.
courtesy of

Sebastian Inlet Report



We have a beautiful day at the inlet, a little windy but that is helping keep the anglers cool. Winds are blowing out of the East-Southeast at 14 mph, gusting to 16 and there is a moderate chop on the water. Winds are forecasted to increase this afternoon. There are no NOAA advisories this morning but there is slight chance of rain this afternoon.

All of the windy, rainy weather hasn't run off the mullet, they are still active around the inlet. Reds, Snook, a few Mackerel, Jacks. Tarpon, Sharks and Ladyfish have been giving the inlet anglers a work out. Get out and wet a line!
 We received an update from Meir Geonoune of Deerfield Beach who made it up to fish the inlet with his sons Leore and Eytan on Saturday. Leore and Eytan both landed a slot Snook off the north jetty using live mullet. They landed a handful of Spanish Mackerel and lots of Jacks and Ladyfish. Meir said mullet were everywhere for anyone needing bait and he witnessed at least a half dozen slot Redfish coming over the rails. They can't wait to get back up to fish the inlet again! Thanks Meir, congratulations Leore and Eytan, nice catches!

Park news: October 14th, from 1:00 - 3:15 p.m. SISP will hold a surf fishing class designed to introduce anglers to the basics of surf fishing. Discussions center on the equipment needed to enjoy a productive surf fishing day at the beach. Topics include rod and reel selection, standard pompano rig, choosing bait and more. Anglers should bring a pen/pencil and something to write on. Meet at the Fishing Museum on the south side of the Park. 

From The Crew @ Whites Tackle - Ft Pierce / Stuart

Inshore the snook bite has been hit or miss around the bridges and the jetty on the outgoing tide. The mullet have been around the islands and mangrove shorelines have produced well find the bait and you will find the fish top water plugs and swim baits have produced the best around first light. 
For those fishing around the bridges and want a heavy swim bait we have the new Hogy pro tail swim bait in the 1.5oz to  3oz in the Bone, Olive and Black colors with the mullet around they work great around the bridges and jetty. A few reds around to the north with some nice trout mixed in.  Hopefully we will get a cool front soon and the snook fishing should be very good.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Jupiter inlet - Beach Fishing For Snook With Artificials

Snook Fishing Seminar: First Light Jigs

Monday, October 16   6 PM - 8 PM

White's Tackle
4267 SE Federal Hwy, Stuart, Florida 34997

From Todd /Trey/ Paul @ Juno Bait -Juno Beach

INSHORE:  Snook fishing remains the best bet inshore right now.  The mullet run is tapering off, but the snook are still around and they are hungry.  Look for the best snook bite to go down at night around the bridges.  Live mullet or mullet imitating lures are going to be the way to go.  Outgoing tide has been producing the best; with fish biting on the incoming tide as well though.  Still a few tarpon and jacks hanging around with the snook as well.  

SURF/PIER:  Conditions have been basically un-fishable this week with the weather and very dirty water.  Looks like conditions should improve this weekend.  If the water clears up some and calms down it should be a very fishy weekend along the beach.  A few bluefish are already around.  Some redfish n the mix as well still. 

Sebastian Inlet Report

10-06-17 FRIDAY: TGIF! 


Conditions are starting to settle down but we've had quite a ride with Hurricane Irma, nor'easter conditions, a king tide and full moon. We're ready for a break, Mother Nature. This morning winds are blowing out of the East-Southeast at 6 mph, gusting to 8 and the water is choppy. NOAA has a small craft advisory in effect for seas. We have a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11:00 a.m. Seas will start to diminish over the weekend which will lead to favorable boating conditions Monday and Tuesday. Favorable boating conditions = favorable fishing conditions, we're ready!

Our angler of the day is Ryan Wood of Malabar. Ryan was fishing the beach south of the inlet on September 30th when he landed and released this Bull Shark. Ryan videoed the experience as usual and it can be seen on YouTube go to RWood Outdoors - Running of the Bulls. 

Ryan wanted this public service announcement to accompany his photo:

Sharks can be decent table fare but are better off released. Being apex predators, they absorb toxins (such as mercury) from the entire food chain. This means while they may not taste bad, the meat may not be very good for you. Also, they are very slow growing, and females usually only give birth to a handful of live pups every year (unlike the thousands of eggs bony fish produce). They are wonderful sport fish, and critical to a healthy ecosystem. Snap a picture of your catch and get them back in the water quickly! 

From Capt. Charlie @ Fishing Center - Ft Pierce

The weather lately has been windy and wet....lots of it! Every time things seem to settle it comes again. It's been tough getting anything done outside, especially fishing. I have had to cancel several charters due to conditions. So far, fall has not been kind to us on the Treasure Coast. Water is still dirty and very high. It's going to take a while to get cleaned up as long and the rains continue. Look for any cleaner water or where the water is moving for your best chances. There have been tarpon in the inlets and turning basin. Snook have been in the same places along with docks and bridges. 
The trout bite has been north of Fort Pierce around Harbor Branch. Snapper have been along channel edges and some good sized ones are in the river. Plan your trips wisely and have fun...when you can get out!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Scouting Around Palm Beach/Martin County Area

In the Jensen Beach area, best bets have been the St. Lucie Inlet, the Crossroads and Hell’s gate.
Those three areas have been hot spots for snook, jack crevalle and especially tarpon.

    Casting large live mullet near schooling mullet and working the edges has been working as well as using dead mullet on the bottom.The water is still a bit churned up, but the fishing has been excellent. Clearer water can be found heading north past the powerlines up towards Bear Point. In the Jupiter area, there still large schools of finger mullet cruising down the beach and into the Intracoastal Waterway.While the wind is still howling, a good bet will be snook fishing by the canals and seawalls along the Intracoastal.Using live finger mullet or plugs that resemble mullet, cast into the middle of the schools of mullet and allow those baits to sink down. They will appear wounded and look like easy prey for hungry snook.Along the beaches in the Boynton area, there has been lots of bait moving.Following, and slamming, those schools have been plenty of tarpon, sharks and jack crevalle.At the Boynton Inlet, jetty anglers are catching tarpon at night on the outgoing tide, keeper-size mutton snapper on the incoming tide and, on the back wall, on the incoming tide, pompano and some Spanish mackerel.Guides fishing the Intracoastal Water in the Boynton area are reporting catching keeper redfish, trout and snook using live bait and along with plugs and flies.A good technique has been to look for bait schools that are being chased or pushed against structure. 

The rising water level has scattered the bass a bit more than usual.
 There are still plenty around, and they are biting, but it is requiring a bit more searching to find them.The artificial bite has been best in the morning with live shiners getting the nod as the day progresses.

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Thank you for bearing with us during our technical issues, we're doing our best to work around them!

We have a wild day out there and there's more to come. Winds are blowing out of the Northeast at 26 mph, gusting to 31 and seas are high ranging from 8 - 11'. NOAA has a Gale force wind advisory in effect until 10:00 a.m. this morning and a small craft advisory from 10:00 a.m. through late Thursday night. Basically, we have lousy fishing conditions for the next few days.

In between hurricanes and weather systems we had a few anglers who got out and landed a couple of nice fish. Our angler today is Rashad Major with a real pretty slot Red. Sweet catch Rashad!

Monday, October 2, 2017

5 Things You're Doing Wrong When Snook Fishing

Lures for HUGE snook, tarpon, grouper, and redfish. Spooltek, Flairhawk,...

Catching Tarpon in the Ditches

From The Shore with Jayson Arman and Coastal Angler Magazine

Fishing in October along the Treasure Coast can be very exciting for the land based angler. The mullet will be pushing in the Indian River Lagoon and the St. Lucie River. By this time of year, you probably won’t have to look very hard for bait. Some areas that will hold plenty of bait will be any of the smaller creeks in the St. Lucie River. If you are fishing in the Indian River Lagoon, go to the side of the river that the wind is coming from. This will help you find more bait.
Now that you understand where the mullet are, it’s time to understand on what to use. Yes. a live mullet will be pretty hard to beat. But also understand if you are putting your mullet in a school of hundreds of other mullet and yours is the only one with a hook in it, your odds might not seem very good. My suggestion would be to have a handful of different lures that look like the bait that is around, and having the right size can be very important, which means sometimes lures that are as big as 10-inches.
These are some of my suggestions for an artificial lure. Live Target makes some of the most realistic lures imaginable. D.O.A. Lures makes probably my most confident lure for the mullet run. I have caught so many big snook and tarpon on a D.O.A. Bait Buster. If you are not using this lure during this time of year, I will not be mad at you. But if you are the person that is always going to use live bait, try a couple small things to make your mullet stand out. Putting a very small cut on the side of the bait, cutting one of his fins, and/or hooking the bait In different places of its body will increase your chances of out-fishing your buddy.
These are just some of the things to look for during the month of October. The Indian River Lagoon and the St. Lucie River is a very diverse area. Follow the tides. Make sure you are on the water at dark “30”. And don’t forget to have fun. It is called fishing and not catching.
report courtesy of Jayson Arman That’s R-man Land Based Fishing Services for