Thursday, November 16, 2017

Scouting Around Palm Beach/Martin County Area

With winds forecast to blow out of the east-northeast at 15 to 25 mph this weekend, the ocean might be a bit rough for most boaters and anglers.
The good news is that fishing in the St. Lucie and Indian Rivers is still firing.             
Working the channel markers, boat docks and bridge pilings, anglers are having a blast catching sheepshead, drum and tripletail. Jigs tipped with shrimp are working well.
Up around Middle Cove and Bear Point there has been good action on redfish and trout. There is some grass in the area and, though they’re not gator-sized, trout in the 15- to 25-inch range are being caught.
The East Mosquito Bridge is heating up for pompano.
Along the beach in Jupiter and at the Juno Pier the fishing has been good for bluefish, ladyfish, pompano and especially Spanish mackerel.
On the pier, anglers are using spoons and Got-Cha lures for Spanish mackerel, while those working the beaches are have good luck using popping corks combined with Clarkspoons.
If looking to avoid the wind, the Loxahatchee River and the Intracoastal Waterway have been good for redfish, jack crevalle, snook and tarpon.
Along the beaches in the Boynton area, anglers are catching bluefish, jacks, pompano and Spanish mackerel from the south end of Manalapan to about a half mile north of the Boynton Inlet.


The bass bite is still good with live shiners working better than artificial baits.
If going with artificial, however, Rat-L-Traps and jerk baits are proving effective.
The speckled perch bite has definitely picked up. Anglers fishing the area around King’s Bar and Taylor Creek are having good luck.

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