photo courtsey of Jayson Arman
The snook fishing in the St. Lucie River has begun heating up. One captain said he’s catching 12 to 20 fish per day using live pilchards. Though most have been shorts there are slot-size fish to be had. Additionally, some of the bigger fish have started moving out of the north and south forks of the river.
Mixed in with some of the snook have some big ‘gator’ trout. Fish up to eight pounds are being caught on live pilchards.
The sheepshead bite, which was really good last week by the powerlines, has thinned out quite a bit.
Anglers working the bridge pilings are reporting good action on black drum.
Along the Jensen-area beaches there is still good action on whiting and croaker as well jack crevalle, bluefish and even a few snook.
Along the beaches in Jupiter, anglers are still catching pompano and bluefish along with good numbers of croaker and whiting.
Pier anglers are reporting a decent Spanish mackerel bite.
There have been schools of bluefish moving up into the Loxahatchee River. Big bluefish up to 15 pounds are being taken on top water plugs and providing a great fight.
There are reports have large numbers of baitfish including sardines, greenies, silversides and goggle eyes moving through the Boynton Inlet.
Anglers using both live and fresh dead baits have been catching mangrove snapper, snook, jack crevalle and some ladyfish.
Night time anglers fishing crabs have been catching permit up to 30 pounds.
In the Intracoastal Waterway there were a few redfish taken by anglers fishing the pier located at the Boynton Beach Public Boat Ramp and along the west docks located near the Lyman Kayak Park in Lantana. Live shrimp and DOA shrimp were producing the best action.
The Boynton spillway has been producing a decent snook bite for some anglers using live shad, mullet and Rat L Trap lures in shad patterns.
Sand perch have been hitting peeled shrimp at Lantana Bridge and moonfish are hitting chartreuse jigs at night on the south side of the bridge.
On the lake the bass bite has been good the past week.
Hot spots have been Eagle Bay and Tin House Cove and live shiners are working best.
If using an artificial however, BB Senkos, Big EZ Copperfields and spinner baits have been working well.
Largemouth, sunshine and peacock bass are hitting live shad. Anglers fishing the banks of the canals early in the morning and using top water lures like Chug Bugs, Top Dogs and Baby Rattlers are reporting explosive action.
report courtsey of Palm Beach Post