Wednesday, October 11, 2017

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

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