Friday, December 29, 2017

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

INSHORE:  Sheepshead and black drum are being caught sporadically around local bridges.  Snook fishing (all catch and release) remains good around the bridges at night.  A flair hawk jig or small swimsuit is a great choice for the snook.  Other inshore action remains a bit spotty.  

SURF/PIER:  The Juno Beach Pier has been producing a fair number of Spanish and King Mackerel first thing in the morning.  Swimming plugs (Rapala X-Raps, Shimano Colt Sniper, and Yo-Zuri Longcast) are a great choice for both the big spanish macs and the kingfish.  The bluefish remain scattered up and down the beach in good numbers.  Lots of Spanish Mackerel holding in Peck's Lake right now.  Scattered pompano are being caught up and down the beach as well.  No big numbers on the pomps, but those putting the time in are finding a few. 

Friday, December 22, 2017

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

INSHORE:  The sheepshead and black drum have pushed inside in pretty good numbers around area bridges and seawalls.  Live shrimp, or fresh cut pieces of shrimp, will be the best overall producing bait for the sheepshead and drum.  Catch and release snook fishing remains good around area bridges at night. Been a fair number of jacks cruising along the ICW seawalls at first light and late in the afternoon. The Hobe Sound flats are starting to come to life as well with a variety of species showing up. 

SURF/PIER:  Lots and lots of bluefish around this week.  Lowlight periods have been best for bluefish, with loud noisy topwaters being a great bait choice.  Cut mullet is also working well for the blues.  Spanish Mackerel action has been red hot in Peck’s Lake.  The macks have also been scattered up and down the beach, but not in the same numbers as Peck’s.  Pompano reports remain scattered at best.  Lots of little sharks around at night that are very willing to bite cutbait.

From The Crew @ Whites Tackle - Ft Pierce / Stuart

Inshore the trout bite has been good with a few nice fish to the north with a few reds mixed in soft baits and live shrimp have produced the best. The snook bite has been good in the inlet on jigs and live bait but remember its catch and release season in closed.

Sebastian Inlet Report




Winds have picked up and are blowing out of the North-Northwest at 12 mph, gusting to 14 and there is a light to moderate chop on the water.  Boating conditions are forecasted to remain favorable through the weekend.  A cold front is predicted to move through Christmas Day that will result in deteriorating conditions through early next week.
The water temperature has warmed up from the cold water upwelling and Spanish Mackerel were quite active yesterday.  If targeting Spanish Mackerel you may consider using a wire leader to prevent cutoffs from their razor sharp teeth.  Many anglers use silver spoons to attract the fast moving predators but Gotcha lures are a local favorite as well.  Mackerel move through the water very quickly so the shinier lures work well.  Sheepshead and Black Drum roundout the catches from the north jetty.  Anglers fishing from the beach have been having luck with decent sized Pompano and Whiting.  Flounder and Trout catches have been good in the Indian River Lagoon.  
Our featured photo today is courtesy of Amanda DiNatale of Mebourne who was fishing with her daughters Emma on the north beach who landed multiple Redfish using shrimp.  
Today we also feature Ryan Wood of Malabar.  Ryan was camping on one of the spoil islands near the inlet when he landed and released the Bull Shark in our second photo.  
Our third, fourth and fifth photos are courtesy of Jonathan Reese.  Jonathan and his son Brenden fish the inlet quite a bit and they always have a great time.  Photo three is of Brenden with a slot Snook he landed using a bucktail.  Jonathan wasn’t as lucky in photo four, a good sized Shark made dinner out of his Snook!  Jonathan made up for it in photo five with the big oversized Red he landed and released.  

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Jungle Fishing For Snook

The" FOUL HOOK "of the Century !!

Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area


I hope everyone who had planned on hitting the beach this weekend carried through with your outing. The weather was beautiful, surf was calm and clean, and the fish made a good showing. I fished today with my son Randy and we caught blue runners, ladyfish, jacks, part of a bluefish, and a limit catch of pompano. We fished at Middle Cove and some other anglers like Nelson Paula , who was fising north of me had a nice catch of pompano and whiting. Randy actually had a decent bluefish on at one point but unfortunately a large spinner shark decided to have him for lunch. I haven't heard from anyone else this evening but with the cleaner water settling in I am pretty positive that folks fishing at other locations had simillar results. The pompano bite has been better on the falling tide, 1-2 hours after the high mark. Distance is still the main factor in getting the bites, so being able to cast 70 to 100 yards from the edge of the surf is the key to success. EZ Flea Fishbites, clam strips, and natural sand fleas all caught fish today. It looks like a nice week as far as weather and surf conditions so get out and take advantage of this great fishing.

Sebastian Inlet Report


We have another stunning morning at the Sebastian Inlet.  Winds are blowing out of the Southwest at 5 mph, gusting to 8 and the water has a light chop.  Get out and enjoy the beautiful day!
The word of the day is POMPANO!  Cooler water and calm conditions make surf fishing for the highly desired species and easy choice.  Sand fleas are one of the best baits but small crabs, live shrimp, clams and cut squid work well too.  Pompano will also hit smaller jigs. A few Black Drum, small Blues, Reds and Jacks are being landed from the north jetty in small numbers.
Our photos today are courtesy of Justin Foster of Satellite Beach.  Justin and his dad Dennis fished the south beach and they limited out with six nice Pompano each, while fishing the high tide.  Justin got back out on north beach on the next day  and got his limit of six using sand fleas.  Our featured photo is of Dennis Foster and photo two is of Justin.  

Friday, December 15, 2017

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

INSHORE-  The bluefish showed up in the ICW this week, along with a few jacks and ladyfish up in Hobe Sound.   Snook fishing remains pretty good at night, just remember the season is now closed so its just catch and release for a month and a half.  The Loxahatchee River sparked to life over the past few days with some snook, redfish, and jacks happily eating live shrimp around boat docks.  
SURF/PIER-  Lots of bluefish around the past few days...and they have been hungry!!!  Spoons, diamond jig, gotcha plugs, swimming lures, and cut mullet have all been solid bait choices for the bluefish.  Low light periods of the day will be best for the bluefish, but for the most part they can be caught throughout the day.   Spanish mackerel are also scattered up and down the beach in pretty good numbers as well.  A few pompano are being caught each morning and afternoon on sand fleas and clams.  No rhyme or reason to the pompano's location...just been a luck of the draw and landing on them in the right spot.  Shark fishing has also been good from the beach as well.  Lots of good stuff going on!


         The Snook Nook Annual Tent Sale

The Snook Nook Bait and Tackle Annual Tent Sale will be taking place on the 16th of December!

There will be some amazing deals on fishing gear from your favorite brands and about $10,000 in prizes and giveaways so be sure to stop by and check it out.

The tent sale will last all day and there will be plenty that you don't want to miss out on. We look forward to seeing you there!

Learning To Wade Fish the Indian River

Sebastian Inlet Report


SNOOK SEASON IS CLOSED UNTIL FEBRUARY 1ST.  SNOOK ARE CATCH AND RELEASE ONLY DURING THIS TIME.  Please handle catch and release snook with extreme care.  The species is fragile and our area is one of its few breeding grounds.  Please do not leave them out of the water too long.  Do not pass around a snook for multiple photos.  Do not hold them vertically; doing so can damage their internal structure.  If you need a net to pull a fish up onto the north jetty, use a net to lower it back into the water, it’s a long drop.  See the top right of the main fishing report page for FWC regulations, catch and release info, boating safety and jetty etiquette.
What a gorgeous morning at the Sebastian Inlet.  We have Southwest winds blowing at 8 mph and gusting to 12.  The water is calm and the bite is good.  You can’t ask for much more than that.  The weekend is shaping up to be one of the best we’ve seen in a while.  We have 2 – 3’ seas with a wave interval of 10 seconds forecasted with high temperatures in the mid to low 70’s.  Get out and enjoy the great weather and bite!
Tommy Turowski a the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reports a strong Black Drum bite this morning.  Anglers using dead shrimp are having the best luck.  Black Drum are scent feeders and the stinkier the bait, the better!   Big Reds are coming over the rails; many have been oversized and returned to the water.  The Pompano bite should be good in the surf with the calmer conditions.  Tommy said he landed some smaller Blues in the surf this week.  With the water cooling off we should start to see some of the big Blues arriving soon, along with more Flounder and Sheepshead.
Our featured angler is Jimbo Mack of Sebastian.  Jim landed this big, 38” bull Red off the north jetty Thursday using live shrimp.  The big Red gave him a great battle and the release happened within one minute after landing.  He also landed and returned an undersized Snook and reported a mixed bag of Pompano, Black Drum and Catfish coming over the rails.  
Arans Svencickas landed the slot Snook in photo two from the north jetty at night using live mullet.  Photo three is of a beautiful Speckled Trout he landed that evening as well.  

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area

 The cold front that came barreling into our area over the weekend definitely brought some pompano schools to our local beaches. Beaches to the north of Fort Pierce Inlet, like Round Island, Pepper Park, and the Navy Seal beach access had a pretty decent bite of pompano this past monday and that action spread south to Blue Heron, Middle Cove, Tiger Shores, Stuart Beach, and Santa Lucea on Tuesday. As was the case last week my work schedule got in the way and I wasnt able to fish those days. My son Randy put some nice pompano and whiting in the cooler on tuesday and his location was Tiger Shores. EZ Flea fishbites and clam strips were the baits that produced. Randy said most anglers that were fishing that spot could be seen putting pompano and whiting on the beach. I spoke with a few friends who fished Middle Cove and Santa Lucea and the story was the same- lots of pompano .The best action occured in the afternoon right around the high tide mark. The one consistent factor of this good fishing was the nice clean water at all of the locations. I was hoping for a repeat today but as soon as I walked over the dune line at Tiger Shores I knew things had changed. The dirty brown water that has been shutting down our surf action was back and the beaches were deserted. After checking Stuart Beach, I started north and subsuquent looks at Bob Graham, County Line, and Dollmans Beach proved to have the same condition. I ended up at Middle Cove and although the water was somewhat dirty , it looked fishable. I only managed one nice pompano and croaker along with some catfish that love to hang in this dirty water. There are definitely some nice pompano , whiting , and croaker along Hutchinson Island Beaches but we just need the better water color to make this bite more consistent. As has been the recommendation for anyone looking to bend a rod from the sand, check the water color before you unload your gear , and if it looks clean fish that area. Good luck this week and look for the "clean green water".

Sebastian Inlet Report

We have a very chilly morning at the inlet. Winds blowing out of the North-northwest at 6 mph and gusting to 15 are making it feel even colder.  Winds are forecasted to calm down this afternoon.  NOAA is calling for small craft to exercise caution through 10:00 a.m. this morning.
Sally Baughman of Jackson Hole, WY is back for some winter fishing and landed this big Black Drum  while she was fishing for Snook. Sally landed this nice fish on shrimp.  
 Some real nice Black Drum are hitting from the north jetty according to Mike Ricciardi of Vero Beach. Mike fished the north jetty yesterday afternoon and reported quite a few Black Drum had been landed, all over 20”.  Anglers using dead shrimp, sand fleas and clams were having the best luck.  Sheepshead were also hitting on the same baits.  Mike sent in photo two of his neighbor Bob Green who landed one of the larger Black Drum.  Nice catch Bob, thanks Mike!
Park Info: Saturday, December 16th the State Park will have a surf fishing workshop at the SISP Fishing Museum from 1:00 – 3:15 p.m.  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.  Bring a pen and paper to take notes.

How To Wade Fish The West Side Of The River With Jupiter George

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Sebastian Inlet


NOAA has a small craft advisory in effect through Wednesday afternoon. Winds are blowing out of the Southwest at 10 mph gusting to 15 up to 20.  The forecast is calling for temperatures to warm up nicely through the day today but another cold front will push through tonight bringing us hazardous boating conditions.  Another cold front is forecasted for Friday.  The back to back cold fronts should drop the water temperature significantly which should get those cold water species moving, we should see some phenomenal fishing ahead!
Sarah Sams at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reported that over the weekend, a lot of Snook and Reds were landed in the rough conditions although many were oversized. Pompano are starting to become very active in the surf as things calm down.  Thanks Sarah!
Our featured photo today is courtesy of Mike Ricciardi of Vero Beach. Mike took the shots of Steve Karaliotus of Canada while he was pulling in a nice Tarpon from the north jetty and took the shot of Steve with his Tarpon before he carefully released it.  
Joel Martinez sent in our next two photos, Joel landed the good sized Jack in photo three.  Unfortunately, later in the day an angler who was not paying attention snagged his hand with a barbed hook and it had to be pushed completely through before Joel left to get a tetanus shot.  Please be mindful of others while casting, look behind you prior to casting!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Saltwater Fishing From Shore in Florida

From The Crew @ Whites Tackle - Ft Pierce / Stuart

Inshore the trout bite has been good with the cooler weather with a few nice reds mixed in to the north around Harbor Branch. The snook bite has been good around the bridges and inlet with this cool weather live bait and jigs have produced well and should keep up the next few days. 

Scouting Sebastian Inlet

We’ve been seeing some nice catches at the inlet which is typical for this time of year. Snook remain active and the season is open for one more week, although the cold front could send them seeking warmer waters in the river and canals.  Slot and oversized Reds, Black Drum, Pompano, Flounder, Jacks and a few straggler species in ones and two’s, including Blues, Sheepshead and Cubera Snapper.
Our featured photo today is of  Jesse Fennell of Orlando is featured in photo one with an oversized C/R Red he landed off the north jetty.  Jesse was using live, jumbo shrimp and reported a lot of Snook, Black Drum and Reds that day with a few Spanish Mackerel and Pompano filtering in as well.  Jesse didn’t bother measuring this Red; he got it back into the water right after a quick photo.  
Mike Ricciardi of Vero Beach has been fishing the north jetty most of last week and reported a decent bite. Pompano, Snook, Reds and Black Drum have been keeping most anglers busy.  Wednesday’s Snook bite was very good in the morning hours.  Mike sent in our last two photos of Robin who had an excellent couple of days on the north jetty.  Robin landed the real nice Cubera Snapper in photo two while free lining live shrimp, then landed  a 31″ slot Snook.  She landed the oversized C/R Snook in photo three late week.  What a nice week at the inlet!

Monday, December 11, 2017

Galveston flounder fishing 12-05-17 (part2)

Fishing Tip: How to Catch Pinfish Tips & Tricks

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

INSHORE:  Snook fishing remains good inshore.  An approaching cold front could throw things off a bit for the snook this weekend.  The bridges and docklights are producing snook at night, with shrimp and shrimp imitating lures being a top choice right now.  Other inshore action is on the slower side.  A few jacks and ladyfish around.  Not much else to write about on the inshore front...
SURF/PIER: A scattering of pompano around has kept the interest up enough to keep everyone going, and a few people catching.  It's not red hot for the pomps; more than anything landing on the lucky spot of the day.  Sandfleas and clams are the top baits for the pompano right now, with fishbites coming in a close third.  Spanish mackerel are starting to show up in a bit better numbers.  The Juno Beach Pier has been producing a fair number of bluefish.  The spinner sharks are starting to show as well.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Night Stalking

The Juno Beach Pier is open Sun. to Thurs. until 10 p.m. and Fri. to Sat. until midnight. Come out for some nighttime fishing!

Friday, December 8, 2017

Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area

The first real cold front of the season will be upon us this weekend and hopefully this will trigger the first real good shot of steady fishing along our local beaches. The shift of wind to the northwest, north, and west through tuesday will make for some good fishing conditions along the surf and the temperature drop should push pompano, mackerel, and bluefish our way as they migrate from the north. All we need is for the water to clean up for more than one day and the weeds disappear. Normandy Beach had some good action on tuesday with the pompano and whiting .The conditions there on tuesday had clean water and the least amount of weeds of any beach access in our area. Look for the cleanest water and put on a sweatshirt because I think these conditions will prove to be factor that we have needed. Good luck and catch em up

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

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Galveston flounder fishing 11/28/17

Galveston flounder fishing 11/28/17 (Part2)

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         The Snook Nook Annual Tent Sale

The Snook Nook Bait and Tackle Annual Tent Sale will be taking place on the 16th of December!

There will be some amazing deals on fishing gear from your favorite brands and about $10,000 in prizes and giveaways so be sure to stop by and check it out.

The tent sale will last all day and there will be plenty that you don't want to miss out on. We look forward to seeing you there!


             New Year's Snook Slayer Tournament

                                    Event for Snook Lives Matter
 · Hosted by Michael Taylor

This will be a month long tournament for Biggest Snook and Most Snook. There will be a $100 dollar prize as well as some gear.

Tell you friends and family or any one you knows how to fish. Help me build this page. You MUST go to Snook Lives Matter Page and Dirty Slots Fishing and join the group if you are not already part of it. On the days of the tournament your Photos or Videos of your fish must be posted by you on the Snook Lives Matter page. Make sure your photos or videos are visible with your ruler underneath the fish and with the marker visible as well. If you have questions please message me

Free tournament to see who is the New Year's Snook Slayer. Prizes will include a nice crisp $100 bill and some cool fishing swag. Lures, hats, shirts, leader, things that we all need to catch fish and look good doing it. Biggest Snook and Most Snook will win a prize package, I am doing this out of my own pocket for now so please understand that for now.


First: Hook and line only no cast Nets. Artificial bait, live bait, dead bait ALL FWC rules and regulations apply. It is a catch, photo, release only tournament. The season is closed so you can not keep any fish. Revive your fish properly please.

Second: You will need to take a clear visible photo or video of the fish with a ruler underneath the fish with larger numbers if possible and with the marker that will be posted one hour before the tournament begins.

Third: YOU MUST JOIN SNOOK LIVES MATTER AND DIRTY SLOTS FISHING. ALL FISH WILL BE POSTED ON SNOOK LIVES MATTER. You can message me but I want everyone to see the fish being caught. I am trying to build my page.

Remember All Fish Lives Matter respect the fish. Take care of the fish we all love to catch. Revive all your fish, let them tell you when they are ready to go. Tight Lines to all of you .
If you have any questions please message me. I do work in a restaurant so questions that come after 2 pm I will not be able to answer till i get out.

Sebastian inlet Report

A Red Snapper mini-season reopening has been approved! The reopening is due to the inclement weather that hampered offshore fishing during the November mini-season and is scheduled for December 8 – 11.    There is a recreational bag limit of one per person per day with no minimum size limit, please check the FWC web site for commercial regulations.  The 2018 recreational mini-season dates have not yet been announced.
What a stellar morning at the Sebastian Inlet! Winds are blowing out of the West-Southwest at 2mph, gusting to 4 and there is a light chop on the water.  Boating conditions are good and are predicted to be even better tomorrow. Unfortunately, a slow moving cold front will make its way down the state by Friday night bringing us higher winds, seas and choppier conditions just in time for the mini-red snapper season reopening!  Anglers may have a chance to get out on Friday morning but the rest of the weekend is starting to look like a blow out.  Keep an eye on that front; if it stalls forecasted conditions could change.
The bite has been fair from the north jetty. Some of the inlet regulars are having success with slot and oversized Snook, some good sized Pompano are being landed all over the State Park and in the Indian River.  Large Jacks are active and some real nice straggler species have been landed this week including a big Cubera Snapper.  The Black Drum bite is picking up and we’ll start to see more Blues, Sheepshead and Flounder when the water temperatures drop.  Live shrimp is a good all round choice of baits for the various species.  Get out and enjoy the beautiful weather!
Our photo today is courtesy of Mike Ricciardi of Vero Beach and feature angler Robin who landed this beautiful 31” slot Snook! Robin had a great day on the north jetty free lining live shrimp.  

Monday, December 4, 2017

Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area

We certainly had some beautiful weather over the weekend and the participation rate was up for those who were trying to bend a rod along our local beaches. The excellent pompano bite that occurred this past Monday at Middle Cove Beach did not repeat itself as off-colored water was evident at most locations on Hutchinson Island. The diminishing run off from all of the rain we experienced this fall coupled with the planned reduction of Lake O discharges should gradually improve our water quality along our beaches. It would also be nice to have Mother Nature start to give us a break and back off on the velocity of winds we seem to get from the east on a weekly basis. As reported in previous reports, if you can find some better water color at a certain location, your chances of finding some of our winter species is greatly increased. I fished today with my son Randy and we managed to put some nice pompano and whiting in the cooler. The numbers were not what they were in the beginning of the week but the size of the fish will make for a couple of great dinners. Middle Cove was the location today and Fishbites and clam strips accounted for all of the bites. These fish have been holding in the offshore trough and casts of 70 -100 yards are needed to reach them. Reels like the Penn Spinfisher 7500 Longcast model, Penn Squall 15, and Bass Pro Shops Breakwater spinning reels will give you some extra distance and partnered with a 12 foot rod of your choice, you will get your baits in position to find these migrating species. A lot of our beaches lost that deep inshore trough after Irma so the whiting and croaker bite that is the norm at 10 - 20 yards from the edge of the beach has not been happening. In time this inshore trough will redevelop but we have to wait for nature to do its thing. The one location that has been producing some excellent croaker fishing in the first trough is Walton Rocks. This bite has been around the times of high tide and Fishbites and cut shrimp are the baits that are being used. Looking ahead to this week I don't see any big wind events forecast and with the passing of the full moon more pompano, spanish mackerel, and bluefish should be heading into local waters. 

Sebastian Inlet Report

A Red Snapper mini-season reopening has been approved!  The reopening is due to the inclement weather that hampered offshore fishing during the November mini-season and is scheduled for December 8 – 11.    There is a recreational bag limit of one per person per day with no minimum size limit, please check the FWC web site for commercial regulations.  The 2018 recreational mini-season dates have not yet been announced.
Winds are blowing out of East-northeast at 5 mph, gusting to 8 and there is a moderate chop on the water.  Last night’s super moon created extreme tides that will be lingering for a few days, it was gorgeous!  We have overcast skies over the inlet this morning with spotty rain.  We have a “cold front” forecasted for Wednesday evening but it could stall out before it reaches us.
Tommy Turowski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop reported quite a few Snook, Pompano and Jacks came over the rails over the weekend.  A few Blues, Flounder and Black Drum showed up but not in huge numbers yet.  If we get a temperature drop and the water cools down a little more, we’ll start seeing more of those cold water species.
 Our angler of the day is Keisha Intorre of Melbourne.  Keisha had a fantastic day surf fishing just north of the inlet   She landed 5 Reds, 1 Black Drum, a slew of Catfish and this beautiful Pompano using live shrimp.  Fantastic catches Keisha!