Monday, July 2, 2018

Scouting Around Palm Beach / Martin County Area

Anglers working the beaches in the Jensen Beach area have been having a blast catching big snook. They are getting them using live pilchards.
In the St. Lucie and Indian Rivers permit are being caught on crabs and live shrimp.
Redfish are being caught on blue crabs in the Intracoastal Waterway around the power plant.
Along the beaches in Jupiter anglers are seeing good numbers of tarpon. 
The snook in the area are mostly being caught in the inlet.
Using one- to three-ounce Crocodile spoons and Yozuri offshore poppers in blue/white or yellow/red patterns, anglers fishing off Lantana Public Beach and at Gulfstream Park are reporting catching snook, jack crevalle and barracuda just before sunrise.
In the same areas, surf casters using small, live sand perch or jacks are catching great barracuda up to 50 pounds and permit using live crabs.
The Boynton Inlet jetties have been packed with anglers and live bait. There have been goggle eyes, pilchards, sardines and cigar minnows moving around and through the inlet with the tides. Snook, tarpon, barracuda, mangrove and dog snapper as well as permit are being caught. 
For snook, tarpon and permit, anglers fishing the outgoing tide are having good luck.
Anglers bouncing two- to three-ounce yellow chicken feathers or white/red Flair Hawks off the south jetty during the outgoing tide at night have been hooking big snook.
The water temperature has been very hot in the Intracoastal Waterway and with still large amounts of fresh water being dumped, anglers will want to fish the deeper channels and holes with live shrimp for mangrove snapper, bonefish and tarpon. 
The Lantana Bridge has been holding lots of bait lately, mostly gizzard shad and small herring. Snook, tarpon, barracuda and jack crevalle have been hitting live baits during the day. At night, moonfish are hitting jigs while snook and tarpon have been hitting live baits fished around the shadow lines.
With the summer heat upon South Florida, anglers fishing the early mornings using live shiners are having the best luck for bass. For artificial baits white swim jigs have been working well. Top areas are King’s Bar, Tin House Cove and Indian Prairie.
The bluegill bite is still good. Best bets are the deeper portions of the rim canals and the Kissimmee River. Top baits are still crickets and worms.
For fly fisherman, the action on both bluegill and smaller, large mouth bass has been good.
Anglers working the bridges and canals of Lake Osborne are catching large bluegill and cichlids using live crickets and worms.
Clown knifefish and Peacock bass have been hitting live shad or shiners at night. 
Catfish to 15 pounds are being caught on fresh cut baitfish and dead, peeled shrimp fished on the bottom.

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