Indian River County
Where weren't the fish biting Tuesday? Reports of successful catches were posted on social media and elsewhere about snook, bass, gar and tarpon being caught by anglers at the C-54 spillway, which is still dumping freshwater out of the backcountry a month after it began; pompano were running at Wabasso Causeway; pompano were also running at Sebastian Inlet, along with a mixed bag of other species like snook, bluefish, sheepshead and black drum. Remember, too, Friday through Sunday and next weekend also are the only opportunities anglers will have this year to catch genuine red snapper offshore and keep one for dinner.
St. Lucie County
Paul Sperco of Bass Pro Shops in Port St. Lucie said things are beginning to fall into a good pattern finally for surf fishermen. Anglers who have been waiting for months to get back out and seek pompano, whiting, bluefish and Spanish mackerel are finally able to get their wish. Fish ahead of or a day behind the fronts as they come through for the best chances to get bites. Use clam strips or Fish Bites for targets in the trough out to the first sand bar. Use chrome spoons and plugs to catch blues and macks.
Jayson Arman of That's R Man land-based fishing charters out of Billy Bones Bait and Tackle said a variety of catches like snook, black drum, jacks, goliath grouper, sharks and more can be caught on large colorful jigs like those made locally by First Light Jigs. Anglers are finding bites during days with cool north winds at the catwalks under the Frank Wacha Bridge on Jensen Beach Causeway.
Rick Garcia and Tom Duddy, both visiting from Virginia, fished Monday with Capt. Nate Shellen of Okeechobeebassfishing.com and caught 47 bass using a balance of live bait and artificial lures. They caught 25 on wild shiners and 22 on lures including one of Garcia's largest on his favorite topwater plug, a bone colored Zara Spook.
reports courtesy of TCPALM @ Ed Killer