Thursday, November 30, 2017

Scouting Around Palm Beach/Martin County Area

There has been an excellent pompano run along the beaches from the Juno Pier to the Jupiter Inlet recently.
Most of the action is in the 20- to 25-foot range and just out of the reach of beach anglers, but boats cruising along the shore are having a blast catching them. They are mostly being taken using Doc’s Goofy Jigs.
In that same area, the ladyfish bite has been good as well.
Though not table fare like pompano, they put up a great fight, provide an excellent show and are incredibly fun to catch.
Along the Jupiter Inlet and into the Intracoastal Water and the Loxahatchee River there have been some bluefish, blue runners and jack crevalle. Spoons and top-water plugs have been working well.
At the Boynton Inlet anglers are reporting decent action on red snapper and sheepshead.
In the Intracoastal Waterway, on the flats just inside the Boynton Inlet, pompano are being caught on small white jigs tipped with shrimp.
There have also been a few tarpon rolling at the mouth of the inlet.
At the Lantana Bridge, slot size redfish, sheepshead and black drum are being caught.
The redfish are being taken on cut mullet fished on the bottom.


The speckled perch bite has been good recently along the Government Cut and into the Kissimmee River. They are hitting on minnows.
The bass bite is good and they are still preferring live shiners over anything artificial.
If using artificial, however, Yamamoto Senkos have been working.


Fishing some of the canals near Lake Osborne, several anglers have been having blast catching clown knifefish.
This exotic species is native to Indochina and Thailand and puts up a good fight. They are being caught using live shad.
Remember, if you catch one, they are a nonnative, invasive fish and it is illegal to release it.
In the same area, sunshine bass up to seven pounds, along with largemouth and peacock bass are being caught.
All three are being caught on live shad, but the peacocks are also hitting top-water plugs.

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