Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area

The northerly winds made conditions pretty difficult on Sunday but conditions certainly improved today as we had a light northwesterly breeze. The theme today was quality, not quantity. The big numbers of pompano that were in our area on Friday and Saturday moved to an undisclosed location because the catch rate was definitely down. Middle Cove had some beautiful water this morning and a few keeper pompano found their way into my cooler. The highlight of the morning was another huge permit that took me down the beach almost a quarter of a mile before I was able to beach him. This nice fish was taken on a strip of EZ Flea scented Fishbite. Talking to a few fishermen this morning, it sounds like the pompano bit early in the day at Blue Heron and Coconut Beach accesses up toward Fort Pierce. The key to having a successful day during the early part of the pompano run will be finding clean green or powder blue water. As water temperatures finally start to cool the pompano bite will become more consistent. Don't forget about the whiting, mackerel, bluefish, and jacks that will be along our area beaches and provide some great surf action. Good luck this week and catch em up.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Want to Catch a Fish Every Cast? - Winter Fishing

Shorter Rods Will Help Your Casting Accuracy

Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area

Surf fishing was excellent the past couple of days along our local beaches and after the front that is pushing through this morning, Sunday, it should only get better. I had the pleasure of taking Billy Carr, who is one of the owners of Fishbites, and Brett Burford, the Director of the Pro Staff division of that company, out on the beach Friday morning to sample some of our late fall action. We also got a visit from the southeast's number one lead columnist for the TC Palm publications: Ed Killer. Ed has been keeping the entire area not only up to date on all of the fishing from offshore to Lake Okeechobee, but also on the red tide situation we have been experiencing. I will tell you with a smile we did not have any effects on Friday at Stuart Beach and fishermen I heard from yesterday told the same story. I am happy to report that the trip was a success as the pompano, whiting, croaker, jacks, and bluefish kept the rods bent all day. We caught over 60 pompano and eight nice sized ones made it into the cooler for the guys to take home with them. Double headers were common and the good news is even the throw backs are increasing in size as we caught many in the the 10 to 10 1/2 inch range. This is the normal pattern for the early run of pompano and the ratio of keepers will increase as we head into November. As you would expect all of the fish were caught on EZ Flea, Orange Clam, and Pink Shrimp scented Fishbites. Billy and Brett also brought a sample of their new bait, "Bob's Your Uncle" fish-n-tail lure that the bluefish and jacks found to their liking. This bait can be fished on a jig head or as a trailer on spoons and have proven to be deadly on snook, trout, redfish, flounder, bluefish, and jacks. Other reports that I received on Saturday was that there was steady action of pompano from Middle Cove to Hobe Sound, with the National Wildlife Refuge Area of Hobe Sound producing the most keepers. Good luck this week and catch em up.


From Whites Tackle - Ft Pierce / Stuart

Inshore to the north there was a few reports of some nice reds and trout from Queens Cove to Round Island on the out going tide soft baits and live mullet. The dock light fishing has been good to the south with live bait with a few nice trout and reds. Most of the beaches have reopened from the red tide so hopefully the bait will return and the fishing will get good again like it should be in the fall.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Fishing for Monster Snook from the Beach

How To Catch Snook Around Bridges, Where and When to Fish

Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area

Here is the information and times for this Saturdays Fishbites - Buy Two Get One Free Promotion at Bass Pro Shops. The hours for this special will be from 11 am to 5 pm. Fishbites will have their own tent situated right outside the entrance to Bass Pro Shops at 2250 SW Gatlin Boulevard in Port St.Lucie. All you have to do is come into the fishing department, purchase two bags of this great bait, and head out to the tent to get your free bag by just showing your receipt.The Fishbites tent will be manned by Billy Carr, who is one of the owners of Fishbites and Brett Buford, who is the Pro Staff Director of the company. I will be conducting a Question and Answer Forum/Seminar starting at 2:30 pm in front of the Aquarium. I will be happy to answer any and all questions you might have about the entire line of Fishbites products such as colors, shapes, and techniques as they pertain to different species and locations. I will also touch on the current surf fishing action along our entire area and answer any questions you might have on that topic.Tackle, rigs, locations, techniques and all Fall surf species will all be discussed. I plan on bringing actual rigs with the Fishbites baits already on the hooks to show everyone a few tips to improve your catch rate. The Fall surf season is off to a great start so come and take advantage of this great sale to put Fishbites in your bait supply.

From Todd &Trey @ Juno Bait -Juno Beach

INSHORE-  Snook fishing remains very good inshore, especially around the lingering schools of mullet.  Look for the snook to be most active early in the morning, late in the afternoon, and at night.  A few tarpon and a good number of nice sized jacks around.  Hard to beat a big jack crashing a topwater lure along an intracoastal seawall.  The flats around Hobe Sound and Munyan Island are coming to life nicely with a small drop in air/water temps.  Reports of a handful of trout and small redfish are showing up, along with the usual inshore species.  
SURF/PIER-  Great surf fishing along the beach this week, with solid action early in the morning and late in the afternoon.  Bluefish, jacks, and Spanish Mackerel are making up a bulk of the action.  As mentioned low-light periods of the day will be best for the most action.  Topwater poppers, Yo-Zuri Longcast Minnows, and heavy silver spoons have all been working very well for the jacks and bluefish.  The bobber rig and smaller Rapala X-Raps have been working well for the Spanish Mackerel.  Blacktip sharks are starting to show in better numbers as well with so many fish around.  Pompano action has been very very good this week.  Only problem with the pompano action has been most of the fish are undersized.   Pompano are biting Doc's Goofy jigs very well at the Juno Beach Pier; while sandfleas and clams are working well along the beach.  Mullet schools are still around, but starting to thin out a bit.  Those remaining schools still have some tarpon hanging around, and maybe a snook or two.  

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

How to Fish a Spooltek and Flair Hawk Jig! ft. Ben Begovic

Using Google Maps to Find HIDDEN Fishing Spots

Scouting Around Palm Beach And Martin County

In the Indian and St. Lucie Rivers, the mullet run is still in full effect. Zeroing on the schools, especially on the east side of the rivers, the tarpon are doing backflips tearing them up.
Anglers looking to hook them are having the best luck working the bridges and seawalls, especially near the Crossroads.
Beach anglers are also working the mullet schools and hooking up with tarpon.
They have also reported an uptick in the whiting bite.
Fishing at the Jupiter Inlet is fantastic. Anglers fishing the inlet back into Dubois Park or the inlet down to Carlin Park are having a field day.
Working the schools of mullet that are cruising through, they are catching snook, jack crevalle, ladyfish and tarpon.
A the Juno Pier, there have been a few redfish caught.
From Gulfstream Park up to Phipps Park, surf anglers are catching bluefish, snook, jack crevalle, pompano and ladyfish early in the morning. Gator spoons, Top Dog plugs, Got-Cha lures and Doc's Goofy Jigs have been most productive.
Boynton Inlet anglers are catching bluefish, snapper, pompano, jack crevalle, ladyfish and snook using live and cut bait, surface plugs and spoons.
The Intracoastal Waterway has been loaded with mullet and glass minnows. Redfish, snook, tarpon, ladyfish, jack crevalle and barracuda have been caught along the docks on the west side of the waterway using live finger mullet and gold flash Yozuri crystal minnows.
Anglers at the Lantana Bridge angler have been catching bluefish, Spanish mackerel, mangrove snapper, snook, tarpon and small sharks using live and fresh cut mullet.
The bass bite is still best in the early mornings. Live shiners are definitely working better than artificial baits.
The hot spots, for both bass and bluegill, are the Henry Creek and J&S Canal areas.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Flounder Fishing: Ideal Flounder Spots (With Capt. C.A. Richardson)

Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area

I hope anyone who was planning to fish the surf this morning took a good look at an updated marine forecast because if you listened to the network weather people on tv you probably didn't fish. The front that slid down our coast this morning gave a window of opportunity to wet a line as the forecasted northerly wind didn't pick up untill late morning. I looked at 3 beaches: Porpoise, Coconut, and Blue Heron before I made my way to Middle Cove. All of the mentioned beach accesses start just south of the Fort Pierce Inlet, and can provide some great pompano action during the season. I walked onto the sand at Middle Cove and was lucky enough to run into friend and local beach expert Barry Richards. Barry was reeling in a bluefish and had a nice 2-pound pompano in his bucket already. A quick move back to the truck to get my gear proved to be the right move as the action was great the entire morning. Jacks, bluefish, whiting, big ladyfish and a limit catch of pompano made for an excellent day. EZ Flea Fishbites and natural sand fleas were the baits that produced the pompano, and Orange Clam and Crab scented Fishbites accounted for the other species. As the case usually is during the early part of the pompano season, you have to play catch-and-release with the pompano under 11 inches in order to get your limit. I probably caught 20 pompano during the morning and it is still great fishing even if you throw back 75% of your catch. Looking at the coming week, tomorrow may be the only challenging day due to the forecasted 20 knot northeasterly winds we are going to see along the coast. Tuesday might be a little iffy early in the day but the surf will be calming down in the afternoon. I hope everyone gets out and bends some rods this week as the action should be great. 

Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area

Here is the information and times for this Saturdays Fishbites - Buy Two Get One Free Promotion at Bass Pro Shops. The hours for this special will be from 11 am to 5 pm. Fishbites will have their own tent situated right outside the entrance to Bass Pro Shops at 2250 SW Gatlin Boulevard in Port St.Lucie. All you have to do is come into the fishing department, purchase two bags of this great bait, and head out to the tent to get your free bag by just showing your receipt.The Fishbites tent will be manned by Billy Carr, who is one of the owners of Fishbites and Brett Buford, who is the Pro Staff Director of the company. I will be conducting a Question and Answer Forum/Seminar starting at 2:30 pm in front of the Aquarium. I will be happy to answer any and all questions you might have about the entire line of Fishbites products such as colors, shapes, and techniques as they pertain to different species and locations. I will also touch on the current surf fishing action along our entire area and answer any questions you might have on that topic.Tackle, rigs, locations, techniques and all Fall surf species will all be discussed. I plan on bringing actual rigs with the Fishbites baits already on the hooks to show everyone a few tips to improve your catch rate. The Fall surf season is off to a great start so come and take advantage of this great sale to put Fishbites in your bait supply.

From Whites Tackle - Ft Pierce / Stuart

Inshore the mullet have been all over the river find the bait and you will find the fish. Top water plugs such as the jumping minnow and the new mirrolure C-eyes top water have produced well around first light and later in the afternoon. 
The bite has been hit or miss around the bridges First Light jigs and Hogy swim baits have produced well on the out going tide. Hopefully the beach fishing will get good again if we get a cool front and cool the water off. 

Sebastian Inlet Report



Walked the North Jetty this morning with a strong east wind, rough surf, and a good number of anglers out despite the reported presence of red tide.  Several regulars reported a good bite this morning, and our friend Tommy Turowski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait & Tackle has been seeing a good amount of Snook, Redfish, Big Spanish Mackerels and Ladyfish.
NOAA expects changing winds all week, between 5-10 knots, with seas between 3-4 feet until Friday.  On Friday, southeast winds move to 15 knots with seas of 4-5 feet anticipated.  Chance of showers grows greater towards the end of the week into Thursday and Friday.  Temperatures look glorious – mid 80s all week!
Meet Manly Chow, our angler of the week.  Thanks for sending in this pic with your story!  He caught this 35-inch Snook at 7pm at the Inlet and released him after a quick photo.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Fishing The Mullet Run: Yo-Zuri Hydro Pencil

From Todd &Trey @ Juno Bait -Juno Beach

INSHORE-  Snook fishing remains very good inshore right now. At night the snook have been biting around the bridges. especially on outgoing tides.  Flair Hawk Jigs, bigger swimbaits, Rapala X-Raps, and Yo-Zuri Mag Darters have all been solid lure choices for the snook right  now.  During the day look for the snook to be laid up under boat docks and around seawalls that offer good spots to ambush mullet from.  In addtition to the snook a good number of tarpon and big jacks are around taking advantage of the mullet still hanging around. 
 Even a redfish or two in the mix as well.  Yo-Zuri mag darters and Hydro Pencils have been solid lure choices for pretty much everything inshore right now.  

SURF/PIER-  Fishing remains very good at the Juno Beach Pier, Jupiter Inlet, and along the beach right now.  Good numbers of jacks, bluefish, ladyfish, and Spanish Mackerel around for those looking for good fun action.  Still some pods of mullet coming through and the tarpon and snook are still hanging right with them.  The Juno Beach Pier had an unreal bite on mangrove snapper this weeek, with live shrimp catching them very well.  The blacktip sharks are starting to show in little bigger numbers as well.  Good pompano action for this time of year as well.

From Capt. Charlie @Fishing Center-Fort Pierce

It's still hot and muggy out with the rains slowing down as fall arrives on the Treasure Coast. Expect more of the same conditions the rest of the month. Water temps have dropped to the low eighties on the river. The mullet run continues this week and there has been signs of red tide along some of the beaches lately. Hopefully this will be short lived for our coast. Watch conditions and plan your fishing carefully.
Snook fishing around the inlets, bridges and docks has been best at night on the high ends of the tides. Look for redfish around docks and mangroves with DOA shrimp or live bait. Trout has been best to the north of Fort Pierce on the grass flats, like Harbor Branch. You can find snapper, jacks and ladyfish just about everywhere. Fishing has been good this month and it should continue for us. Enjoy October fishing!

From Capt. Joe Ward in Ft. Pierce

The big redfish are around the docks along both north and south Indian River Dr. There are a lot of ladyfish around and a piece of one of those is great bait. Also, try a gold spoon. The snook are around the North Bridge, a few came from the Turning Basin last night and in the Ft. Pierce Inlet. The bite has been better on the out going tide in the Inlet. The snapper bite along the channel edges is still going strong. Just use a small live shrimp. A few black drum, sheepshead, tripletail and tons of jacks around around too.

Scouting Around Palm Beach And Martin County

The snook fishing around the St. Lucie Inlet has been excellent recently. The area has also been fantastic for tarpon.
The St. Lucie River has been loaded with jack crevalle along with schools of mullet. The water is tinted brown, but crystal clear.
The key is to be there early, when everything is still relatively cool. As soon as the shallow water heats up, the fish will spread out and look for deeper areas.   
Anglers Fishing Juno Pier have reported the fishing for snook and jack crevalle has been red hot.
Fishing for sand perch and small mangrove snapper has been good from the pier as well.
Snook fishing has also been excellent along the beaches in the area. Best bets are early mornings using a top-water plug.
In the Loxahatchee River, the water is continuing to clear up and the snook and jack crevalle fishing has been good.
Around the Boynton Beach Inlet, anglers are catching jack crevalle, mangrove snapper, moonfish and tarpon.
Fishing from the Lantana Bridge is yielding small snook, jack crevalle and small snapper. They are being caught on jigs and cut bait.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Fishing The Mullet Run: Yo-Zuri Mag Darter

Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area

Mother Nature finally gave us some great conditions to fish our local beaches. The list of species that have been bending rods the last few days include whiting, jacks, blue runners, ladyfish, bluefish, tarpon and a few pompano. I started at Middle Cove on Sunday morning , hoping to catch some south-moving pompano. My first catch provided a surprise as a tarpon hit my rig and streaked 100 yards down the beach before breaking off. Mullet schools were thick but out of casting range. The tarpon, jacks, and bluefish could be seen blowing up on those pods 100 to 200 yards from the beach. Unfortunately the pompano were not in that location but jacks, bluefish, and ladyfish provided bite after bite on the long rods I was fishing. The water color was not the best and after receiving a call from my son Randy who was fishing at Stuart Beach, I packed up and headed there. Randy and his father-in-law Barry Rashkin were concentrating on the near shore whiting action and they put together a big catch. I managed to catch a couple of keeper pompano along with blue runners, bluefish, and jacks. Randy and Barry also caught numerous ladyfish, bluefish, jacks, and blue runners. Orange Clam Fishbites accounted for the whiting and EZ Flea caught the pompano. Although a lot of the mentioned species are catch-and-release, they provide all day activity and are just plain fun to catch. It is nice to see that the "fishing "and "catching "have finally come together for the surf fishing contingency. I received a few reports of some pompano being caught in Hobe Sound over the weekend and this fishing will improve with some cooler weather and some winds out of the North. Good luck this week and catch em up.

Sebastian Inlet Report

Fishing has been great and keeps getting better…!  Off the North Jetty, Tommy Turwoski of Sebastian Inlet Bait & Tackle reports a ton of slot Snook, Redfish, Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel and Mangrove Snapper.  Finger mullet and live shrimp are great for Snook, Redfish and Snapper, and finger mullet, spoons and Got-cha lures are the name of the game for Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish.  Go see Tommy for the latest updates. It’s going to be a gorgeous week at the inlet with highs in the 80s and sunny skies all week.  Showers possible on Friday.  NOAA is calling for east winds all week, up to 15 knots with seas at 2-3 feet until Thursday night.  Check out our webcam for the most current conditions.
Our angler of the week is Aldo Rodriguez, thanks for sending in your pictures!  “As usual, the fishing was marvelous.  There were a lot of Snappers, Jacks and Lookdowns.  There were also some Redfish, Snook, and Black Margates.  I caught a Black Margate that had been attacked by a barracuda or shark.”

Sunday, October 14, 2018

A Red Tide On.... at Juno Pier

Had to be 10 reds coming over the rails. Never seen this many here in one day, and me I lost all 3 bites I had... Oh well there will be another day.......

Friday, October 12, 2018

ULTIMATE Florida Surf Fishing/MONSTER Tarpon On Artificial Baits (Glass ...

Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area

Surf conditions look great for the upcoming weekend and into next week so lets get out and find some fish. The key for the pompano seekers will be finding the best color water . Check the surf at your favorite spot and if its that nice "clean green", get your Fishbites, clam strips, and natural sand fleas in the water. The mullet in the Indian River stretched for miles yesterday as I drove from Walton Road to the Jensen Causeway, and I am sure we will start seeing those big schools along the local beaches. Bluefish, mackerel, big jacks, and ladyfish should be on these baits in big numbers. High tides will be from 11 am to 1 pm starting this weekend and into early next week, so target your trips around the high tide marks. Good luck and catch em up.

Scouting Around Palm Beach And Martin County

In the St. Lucie and Indian Rivers the mullet have arrived in force. One charter captain jokingly said “from the powerlines to the Jensen Causeway you couldn’t fit another one.” With the massive mullet run underway the tarpon are also out in force and enjoying the pretty much all-they-can-eat buffet. They are blowing up schools at the bridges, along the docks and on the flats.
For anglers looking to hook up with one of these hard fighters D.O.A. TerrorEyez and D.O.A. Baitbusters in mullet patterns are working well. If going with live bait, use a mullet that is significantly bigger than the ones in the schools you’re targeting so it stands out. Though the snook bite has cooled off a bit, they, along with jack crevalle, are also enjoying the mullet run and are being caught along the area seawalls.
Along the Stuart and Jensen Causeways there have been a few black drum caught. Good-sized schools of mullet are moving along the beaches in Jupiter and the tarpon there are putting on quite the show. Fish up to six feet long are absolutely hammering them and jumping clear of the water in the process.
Anglers working the mullet schools are catching tarpon, snook and jack crevalle. If targeting snook, plastic grubs and Rapala X-Raps in the six- the seven-inch range are working well.
Inside the inlet near Dubois Park, the minnows are still thick and there are blue runners, snook and tarpon around. With mullet running through the area, anglers fishing around the Boynton Inlet have been catching bluefish and Spanish mackerel casting spoons, jigs and GOT-CHA lures early in the morning. Snook, mutton snapper, jacks and a few redfish were being caught by anglers fishing both live and cut bait on Monday off the north jetty.
In the Boynton Beach area, the Intracoastal Waterway has been on fire recently. Casting plugs around the mullet schools has been producing strikes from snook, jack crevalle, bluefish and the occasional redfish early in the morning. Fishing live and cut bait around the channel edges, rock piles and channel markers has been producing catches of tarpon, cubera snapper, bluefish, ladyfish and redfish. Best bet is casting quarter- to half-ounce Cotee jigs with gold glitter grub tails under and around the boat docks and rocky shorelines for redfish, snook, tarpon, ladyfish and jacks around Manalapan and Hypoluxo Island. Lantana bridge anglers have been catching bluefish on live and fresh cut mullet fished on the bottom. Spanish mackerel were hitting live shrimp and yellow jigs early Tuesday morning. Reports of tarpon, ladyfish, snook, and jacks hitting at night by anglers using live bait and also on shallow diving lures. 
Though it’s been a bit windy, the bass bite is still excellent. In the early mornings, anglers working the grass lines are having good luck with both live shiners and with artificial worms and crank baits. As the day progresses, however, live shiners are the way to go.
The bass bite in J&S Canal and Henry Creek areas has started picking up. The bluegill bite is still solid in the canals and the Kissimmee River. 
report courtesy of Palm Beach Post

From Todd &Trey @ Juno Bait -Juno Beach

INSHORE-  Its a bit later than some years, but the mullet are really around in good numbers inshore right now from Jupiter to Palm Beach.  Snook, tarpon, jacks, ladyfish, and even a few redfish are around in good numbers as well following the easy meal train.  Best action around the mullet schools typically is going to happen at sunrise, sunset, and under the moon.  Fish live mullets or loud noisy lures around the edges of the schools for best luck.  Also, don't be afraid to try moving away from the schools and fishing ambush spots and other good looking structure.  A lot of times (especially for the bigger snook) the fish will post up around ambush spots and simply wait for the mullet to come to them.  Snook fishing also remains very good at night around the bridges (Jupiter especially).  Flair Hawks, SpoolTek Swimbaits, and the 9" "Juno Baits" Straight tail are all getting good bites right now.  Tide is not as important now, just fish on moving water for best results.  
SURF/PIER-  Lots of action in the surf, Juno Beach Pier, and Jupiter Inlet right now.  So much going on, it's hard to get it all in my normal length report (In other words...just go now!!!)  Just going to try and run through quickly a little bit of everything going on.  The Juno Beach Pier has been very hot lately; with lots of bluefish, spanish mackerel, jacks, and runners around.  The Bobber Rig or a Rapala X-Rap are hard to beat right now at the Pier for solid all around action.  In addition to the species listed above; a fair number of snook and a few kingfish are around the pier.  Swimbaits and Flair Hawks closer to the beach for the snook, and large swimming plugs out near the end for the kingfish and bonita.  I know I forgot a bunch of stuff from the pier..(Yeah it's been that good!).  The surf has been producing a decent number of pompano, jacks, blue runners, and even a few redfish (Always a nice bonus to have a redfish eat a sandflea on a pompano rig!).  Throwing a plug, bobber rig,  or spoon at the beach early or late in the day will no doubt produce some of the same species as the pier.  The Jupiter Inlet is also producing a lot of fish right now.  Early morning seems to be best for all around action.  Lots of snook, tarpon, jacks, blue runners, and others around willing to eat a Yo-Zuri Mag Darter or Rapala X-Rap right now.  Just really good fishing overall right now...and regular readers of the report know it takes a lot for us to say that!  

From Whites Tackle - Ft Pierce / Stuart

Inshore the mullet have started to show up pretty good find the bait schools and you will find the fish. the trout bite has been steady around round island to the north with a few reds mixed in. The snook bite at the bridges has been ok with a few nice fish around. 

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

""SO EPIC!!! Mullet Run 2018 Tarpon & Sharks Feeding To...

From Giles @ Stuart Angler

Sebastian Inlet Report


Temperature currently at 82 degrees right now with strong onshore breeze and rough surf.  According to NOAA’s Marine Forecast for Sebastian Inlet, expect strong onshore breeze early in the week, up to 20 knots, with gusts as high pressure sits over the western Atlantic and Tropical Storm Michael lifts north across the eastern Gulf.  Michael is forecast to strengthen to a hurricane as it moves north and makes landfall along the northeast Gulf Coast by mid-week.  Local winds will veer from east to southeast and south, with seas up to 8 feet, keeping hazardous boating conditions in place with fast-moving gusty squalls.  Be cautious, be safe.  Rain expected all week with chance of thunderstorms and temps in the 80s.  Mid-week brings winds between10-15 knots, and surf up to 5 feet.
Sebastian Inlet Bait & Tackle reports the mullet run is on, and fish have been biting!  Get out there and drop a line.  Lots of Redfish and Snook off the North Jetty, but be prepared to get wet earlier in the week with rough surf expected.  Some Jack and Spanish Mackerel too, reported by Tommy Turowski.  Smaller shrimp and greenies may help you reel in a few mangrove snapper.
 A special thank you to Adam Line, shown here, with this catch and release redfish he caught of the North Jetty around 3:30 a.m. He was free lining a live mullet.  “This was my first time on the North Jetty although I have been to the inlet many times before.  Can’t wait to come back!”

From Capt. Charlie @Fishing Center-Fort Pierce

October marks the transition into the fall weather patterns along the Treasure Coast. You can expect temperatures to begin to cool down somewhat into more comfortable days to enjoy the outdoors. Water temperatures will begin to slowly cool off as well. October provides great weather and hungry fish. It's a fantastic month to be fishing!

The fall mullet run will continue to dominate the area as large schools of finger mullet fill the beaches, inlets and rivers of the area. It has been an active season this year. You can expect lots of big fish to be feeding on them both day and night. Snook fishing will be best during the night hours on the higher ends of the tides. Live finger mullet, croakers and pigfish will be the best live baits to use. DOA Terror Eyz, Bait Busters and feather jigs will be good artificial lures to use for snook. Try around the jetties, turning basin and bridges as well as many of the deeper docks around the river. Lighted docks are especially productive when fishing at night.
Redfish has continued to be a wonderful fishery for us again this year. Each year has seen their population increase and many anglers have enjoyed the experience of fishing a large school of reds this year. October will continue to be a productive month for those who seek redfish on the flats. The new DOA 2 3/4“ shrimp or CAL grub tails are two of the best choices for redfish along with a variety of live and cut baits. The west shoreline south of Fort Pierce is always a good area when looking for redfish.

The trout bite will be good this month. Get out early with a top water lure for some exciting action on the river. Switch to a DOA shrimp or CAL jerk bait later in the mornings. Harbor Branch, Queen's Cove and Middle Cove are all great areas to fish for trout around the Treasure Coast. Look for some sheephead, black drum and snapper around the bridges, docks and channel edges. The surf will be alive with jacks, snook, bluefish and other predators, which will all be chasing the bait schools along the beach.

Snook season has been in full swing for the past month and anglers are always looking for that slot fish to take home. Beaches, jetties, bridges and mangroves are all popular areas to seek snook. Top water lures, DOA Bait Busters, CAL Airheads and live baits are all great ways to target snook in October. It's another great month to fish along the Treasure Coast! Have fun and get out fishing soon!

From Whites Tackle - Ft Pierce / Stuart

Inshore yesterday the snook and trout bite has been ok with some nice fish at first light on live mullet and top waters such as the jumping minnow and the Bagley Rattlin mullet find the bait schools and you will Find the fish. The bridges have had a few fish around with both jigs and live bait on the outgoing tide with a  few tarpon around to. The fishing to the south in Stuart  has been steady around the inlet with live bait.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area

For those of us that like to fish from the beach, the conditions that we have been fighting in recent weeks just dont want to give us a break.Tropical Storm Leslie cant make her mind up as to what direction she wants to head and now the Red Tide situation is adding to our unfishable conditions. Listening to the "experts " on TV today explain how Red Tide effects are not likely to be here for an extended period of time due to our winds, current, and deeper areas off our coast , gave me some hope for that problem.Unfortunately, Leslies big swell and weeds dont look to be leaving for the next week or so. As we move into October lets hope that we start to see a glimpse of improving factors that will allow us to get back to bending some rods with the pompano, whiting, croaker, jacks, bluefish, tarpon, and mackerel that we would be targeting at this time of year. I will tell you I looked at the beaches on the other side of Fort Pierce Inlet today, Navy Seals, Avalon, and Round Island , and all of those spots had plenty of sandfleas in the surf. Water color was pretty nice too so lets hope Mother Nature can step in and get us back to the sand.


Flash sale...all in-stock custom rods will be 10% off tomorrow (Thursday 10/4)..

ZOMBIE Fish Caught ALIVE... Redfish Jetty ZOMBIES

Selecting the right Rod and Reel Combo for BIG Snook from Bridges, Piers...