Friday, November 30, 2018

From Todd &Trey @ Juno Bait -Juno Beach

INSHORE:  Snook fishing remains good at night around the bridges at night, and along seawalls during the day.  The Flair Hawk bite is really starting to get going for the snook.  The Hobe Sound Flats have been very active as of late.  Good numbers of ladyfish, a few pompano, a few seatrout, and others are around now.  Sheepshead and black drum are slowy starting to take up their winter time homes in the ICW.  

SURF/PIER:   Fishing remains very good along the surf with a nice mix of species around.  Bluefish remain the most consistent producer up and down the line.  Noisy popping plugs, GT Ice Cream, Diamond Jigs, and heavy spoons are all good choices for the blues.  Look for the bluefish to bite best in the morning and late in the afternoon.  Pompano action has been fair to good.  Been a very day to day kind of bite, but when you catch it right a limit isn't out of the question.  
The spinner sharks and large schools of jacks have been moving around on the beach.  Spanish Mackerel action has started to fire up at Peck's Lake, with a good number of fish starting to fill in.  Clark Spoons and Glass MInnow Jigs are a great choic for the macs.  

From Capt. Charlie @Fishing Center-Fort Pierce

Nice weather continues along the Treasure Coast this week. Temperatures have become milder and the water temps are in the mid 70's this week. Winter fishing should prove to be an awesome bite this year. Some of the winter fish have already started to arrive to the area. It can be challenging with the weather, but productive if you use it to your advantage. Look for some windy days ahead and enjoy the fishing this winter!

The black drum have been coming in strong and bite has been good for us most days. Nolan had a good day with his dad and they landed 12 drum that were all in the slot size. We ended up with a few sheepshead, one nice triggerfish, a big mackerel and lots of snapper to finish off a good day on the water. All fish were released this week. We lost several good fish that broke us off or threw the hook. Most of our fish have come from channel edges and docks this week. Look for redfish around docks as well this time of year. Snook fishing has been good mostly at night. Pompano will be showing up soon and anglers will be happy about that. The mackerel have been coming in with the tides and been decent sized lately. You can find jacks and ladyfish in many places. There have been whiting in the surf this week. Perfect for the kids!

As winter sets in and we get the weekly cold fronts, make sure you are changing your fishing habits to fit the conditions. Water temperature will help show you where you might fish. A couple degrees in temperature can mean the difference having a successful day. Wintertime fishing is very good in our area, but you must watch the conditions and plan your fishing carefully.

From Capt. Joe Ward @ Capt. Joe's Bait & Tackle Ft Pierce

The black drum bite is getting better and better each day. Good number of sheepshead are here too. A couple of smaller trout came from Bear Point yesterday. A few flounder came from the jetty. Redfish and snook were in the Inlet yesterday. Also, snook around the North Bridge and in the Turning Basin - fish the last hour of the out going and first hour of the incoming tide for your best results.

From Whites Tackle - Ft Pierce / Stuart

                                     photo courtesy of  Dave Hartwell @Zombie Tide Fishing                 

With the cooler temps we’ve received, the Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish bite in the surf has been very good, with most fish falling to spoons and bright jigs. There are still a few nice Snook being caught from the beaches, as well as more Pompano being caught on sand fleas and clams. The Indian River is definitely clearing up, and the higher water levels have quite a few fish hugging the mangroves, both Redfish and Snook. With and abundance of Pilchards around, plugs like the Mirrolure Mirrodine and flies such as the Polar Fibre Minnow have been doing the heavy lifting. Snook in the inlets have been a bit tough on artificials, but live pinfish and pigfish have been effective. Quite a few Redfish have moved into Sebastian Inlet, as well as some Tarpon, with flare jigs working well.

Sebastian Inlet Report

We keep getting reports that fishing has been great all over the inlet so plan your trip.  Flounder is running on the backside of the inlet, west of the bridge.  Out on the North jetty, lots of slot Snook, Redfish and Drums with a few Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish mixed in.  Sheepshead are also starting to bite throughout the inlet.  Go see Tommy at Sebastian Inlet Bait & Tackle for the latest and all the supplies you need!
The NOAA forecast calls for Northwest winds through Wednesday up to 20 knots and seas peaking at 8 feet.  Winds shifting North Wednesday overnight and Thursday dying down to 5-10 knots with calmer seas.  East winds Thursday overnight and Southeast winds on Friday.  Expecting cooler temperatures so the fishing will continue to get better and better during the week.  Check out our webcam for current conditions.
A hearty congratulations to our out-of-town angler featured this week, Dennis Adams from Cincinnati, Ohio!  He caught this 31’ ¾” slot Snook on live jumbo shrimp .

Big Snook On Mullet , Subscriber Danny Lands a MONSTER on Live Bait



Its time for everyone to circle December 15 on your calendar and make sure you head to The Snook Nook for their Annual Tent Sale and Customer Appreciation Day. Fred Caimotto, owner of the Snook Nook, told me the deals are never going to get better on every item in the store and there will be thousands of dollars in raffle prizes during the course of the day. I will be there all day if anyone has any questions about our local surf fishing and some of the best captains that fish the river, inshore, and offshore are all participating. Gary Zeidman and son Nick from Penn will be in attendance also and the deals on Penn products are going to be incredible. Those of you that missed the Fishbites Buy 2 Bags and get one free promotion at Bass Pro in October are in luck as Billy Carr and Brett Burford from Fishbites, are also going to be on site and will be conducting the same program all day at the event. Get there early to take advantage of all of the deals that will be available. Hope to see you there.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area

Its early Monday morning and looking at this mornings weather report it looks like the surf is laying down to a point where its going to be fishable today. The big swell that has been with us the past few days is diminishing if you have the chance to wet a line today get out and try it. Middle Cove Beach access looked like an interchange on the Turnpike yesterday morning with cars and trucks pulling in and out with anglers hoping to bend a rod and then going over the dune line and finding out the big waves were still with us. The next front is forecast to move our way late Tuesday into Wednesday with Northwest and North winds up to 25 knots on Wednesday. The late part of the week looks good with North/Northeast/and Easterly winds of only 5 to 10 knots. We should be seeing more schools of pompano, bluefish, and mackerel making their way down the coast with each passing front. I am fishing today and Wednesday and hopefully will be able to post some positive reports during the week . Good luck and catch em up.

Friday, November 23, 2018

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Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area

It's nice to report that pompano, whiting, bluefish, and mackerel are being caught at a lot of locations. The last few days have produced keeper pompano from Round Island in Fort Pierce to the North, to Tiger Shores at the south end of Hutchinson Island. Big whiting are also being caught by fisherman targeting the pompano. My son Randy fished at Tiger Shores this morning and caught some nice pompano along with 14 big whiting. Orange Clam and EZ Flea Fishbites produced the bites. I fished one day earlier in the week and was catching pompano on one hook and foul-hooking Spanish mackerel when I was reeling in. My pompano were undersized and these bigger fish finally showed on Tuesday. Casting spoons early in the morning should bend some rods with the bluefish, mackerel, and jacks as these schools have been up and down the entire area. Things are heating up along the beaches so it's time to start putting some nice pompano in the cooler. Good luck this holiday weekend and catch em up.

From Todd &Trey @ Juno Bait -Juno Beach

INSHORE-  Snook fishing remains good inshore, especially at night.  Bridges and dockligts are both holding a good number of snook at night.  Look for the snook to be switching over to more of a shrimp based diet.  The usual inshore wintertime species (Black drum, sheepshead, and maybe a few redfish) are starting to fill in under boat docks and bridges in the ICW and Loxahatchee River.  A few spotted seatrout starting to show up on the Hobe Sound Flats and around Munyan Island.  
SURF/PIER-  Bluefish action remains very good up and down the beach.  Poppers, diamond jigs, and fresh cut bait are all solid bait choices for the bluefish.  While you can catch the blues throughout the day, best action will be lowlight periods of the day.  Spanish Mackerel(Including some very big ones) are also around and biting.  Pompano action has been fair, with some good numbers and good size fish coming for those finding the right lucky spot.  Sandfleas and clams will be the bait of choice for the pompano.  Blacktip sharks are around in good numbers as well.  Lots of good action on the beach right now! 

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From Whites Tackle - Ft Pierce / Stuart

With the cooler temps, fishing in the Indian River has really been good for redfish, snook, and trout. Redfish are still around shorelines with clear water, and have fallen for plenty of artificials, especially DOA Shrimp and CAL shad tail jigs. Snook have been tight to the mangroves, but plenty of them are being caught on plugs such as Mirrodines and Yo-Zuri 3D Inshore Twitchbaits. 
    photo courtesy of Jayson Arman                     

Trout catches have been increasing, with fish being caught on a variety of jigs and plugs in 3 to 4 feet of water. On the beach, plenty of Spanish are being caught in The Cove area on spoons and jigs, with bluefish falling for the same and the occasional topwater plug. The water in the inlets has been really clear. making live mullet or croakers the best bet for snook, but there are still some falling for flare jigs and plugs. 

Sebastian Inlet Report



Head out to the inlet for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend!  Fishing has been great with a bunch of Redfish and some Snook mixed in.  Live pinfish work well for the Reds and try live shrimp in the incoming tide for Snook out on the North Jetty.  Spanish Mackerel has been biting off the South Jetty.  Thanks to the front, the Tarpon bite slowed on the beach, but with the winds changing and weather warming, look for Tarpon from the beach and for the Snook bite to pick up.  The inshore bit is still pretty good too with Trout, Jacks, Ladyfish and some Flounder.  Go see Tommy and Sarah at Sebastian Inlet Bait & Tackle, they’ll fill you in!
A very special thank you to our featured angler this week, Nan Hall landed this 15-inch Flounder off the South Jetty, and caught a large mackerel too.  “So happy the red tide is gone.  Fishing was GREAT that day!”  

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

From Todd &Trey @ Juno Bait -Juno Beach

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area

Well, I promised a pompano report and here it is. I just returned from Middle Cove Beach after fishing this afternoon with my wife Deb and son Randy. I am happy to report that the pompano were there and definitely chewing. The bad part is that after catching 40 plus pompano we are still looking for the first keeper. We definitely had some great practice on these 8 to 10 inch fish and Deb actually caught her first triple header on a 3 hook rig I am experimenting with that was baited with 3 pieces of EZ Flea Fishbites. I am sure as the calendar moves along this month the bigger pompano that are being caught north of us will move into the area. Randy fished at Stuart Beach early this morning and had a ball casting a krocodile spoon to schools of bluefish and jacks that were spread up and down that entire area of beach.

Monday, November 19, 2018

From Bruce & Tanner @ Billy Bones Bait N Tackle

We will be doing our annual black Friday sale next Friday. It will continue through Saturday and start at 6:00 a.m. on Friday. Everything is on sale here's your chance to save some money for your Christmas gifts and still buy from a small business. There are lots and lots of deals to be had and there are some blow outs..... We will be doing other updates over this week tell your friends and also everyone who buys something At the sale will have a chance to win a nice rod and reel combo take a look at some of the items here. GLASS MINNOW Jigs Black n White only on below cost $25.00 per full card displayed on front Table ..... As always thanks for your business.

From Capt. Joe Ward @ Capt. Joe's Bait & Tackle Ft Pierce

Live shrimp in the tank today. The inshore fishing was good over the weekend for black drum, sheepshead, snapper and snook. Fish around any structure for the black drum, snapper and sheepshead and use a small live shrimp. The snook were around the North Bridge, in the Turning Basin and in the Inlet. In the surf there was whiting and a few short pompano.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area

 Its Friday morning and yes we finally have a cold front. Its 55 degrees outside and I don't know of many of the saltwater angling population that is not happy to hear of that news. A cooling of our water temperature and some wind out of the north /northwest should certainly help. The whiting, jack, and croaker fishing has been pretty good the last few days. Fishbites and cut shrimp have been catching these fish at locations such as Stuart Beach, Tiger Shores, Normandy, and Middle Cove. Anglers fishing the first trough, and depending on which beach you are fishing, at a distance of up to 50 yards off the beach, have been catching some nice whiting and croakers. I fished on Wednesday and started at Bridge Road in Hobe Sound at 7 am and ended up at Round Island, north of the of the Fort Pierce Inlet at 2 pm. I also stopped at Stuart Beach, Normandy, and Middle Cove. I was targeting pompano with the long rods and caught a dozen but threw back 11 of those fish. All of my fellow pompano fishing friends have been experiencing the same type of action but I feel this will change with this front. Bluefish, jacks, mackerel, blue runners, whiting, croaker and pompano should all be available as we head into Thanksgiving week. Good luck and catch em up.

From Todd &Trey @ Juno Bait -Juno Beach

Inshore fishing remains a bit tough; as we are out of summer time patterns, but not yet into the true winter swing of things.  Snook fishing has remained good, but it's a time investment for sure right now.  It's swinging into true flair hawk/jig season for the snook, and the tide has to be right for them.  If it's not the tide window they like...they just aren't going to want to bite.  The tricky part comes in figuring out which tide it is that they will bite on.  Could be incoming (first or last) or outgoing...and it varies by spot; hence the time investment!  Gotta keep going and keep casting to figure it out.  The flats around Hobe Sound (Mile Marker 40) continue to produce a nice mix of species, and remain one of your better bets around on the inshore side of things.  

SURF/PIER-  Surf action remains very good, with the usual fall/winter species hanging around in good numbers.  Bluefish, jacks, and ladyfish will provide the most action; especially during lowlight periods of the day.  Doesn't seem to have been any really true "hotspots" lately along the beach; instead its been more a luck of the draw on finding them.  Before lugging everything down to the beach take a look from the boardwalk for birds diving, baitfish, deeper troughs, and other fishy looking'll help cut down on a lot of unproductive water.  Pompano action has been fair; but they have not been around in the same numbers that a few weeks ago saw.  The Juno Beach Pier continues to produce some very nice sized Spanish Mackerel (especially early in the morning), with swimming plugs and the bobber rig continuing to be top producers.  The blacktips and spinner sharks are starting to show with a little more regularity; and have been fairly willing to crush a loud topwater plug or fresh chunk of bait.  

From Capt. Charlie @Fishing Center-Fort Pierce

The weather has been fantastic this past week. Temperatures in the mid eighties and winds that are very cooperative to fishing inshore. Water temps in the mid to high seventies have really improved the fishing around the area. ;Expect similar conditions in the near future as winter establishes itself on the Treasure Coast. It has been another exciting week on the water.
We have enjoyed a good variety of fish this week. Snapper have been the most prevalent fish out there. Sheepshead and drum are moving into the river now and that is good news. Pompano and mackerel are also coming into the river. Winter fishing is always productive and exciting for anglers! 
Snook have been good at night around the jetties and bridges. Snapper are everywhere and some decent sizes to them. Redfish have been under docks along with drum and sheepshead. Fishing will continue to improve as the water temperatures fall and more of the winter fish arrive to the area. It should be a great November and December this year!

Thursday, November 15, 2018

The Most Underrated Saltwater Fishing

Scouting Around Palm Beach And Martin County

In the St. Lucie River, the snook bite has slowed down. Anglers working the bridges and sea walls at night are faring best.
Black drum and sheepshead are still being caught around the channel markers.
There have been decent pockets of pompano in the river. They are being caught on Doc’s Goofy Jigs and using shrimp on a jig head.
Pompano are also being caught on the beaches, as are permit, whiting and croaker.
If targeting pompano in the surf, the best bet is using sandflea Fishbites or clams.
Surf anglers reported some decent pompano, permit and Spanish mackerel catches about a quarter mile north of the Boynton Inlet. Live sand fleas and small crabs are working well for pompano and permit and throwing two-ounce Gator spoons early in the morning produced Spanish mackerel up to three pounds. Best tip was to fish the last hour of high tide and the first two hours of the outgoing tide near rips.
Fishing at the Lantana Bridge has been slow with a few sheepshead caught on crabs and live shrimp.
Though not red hot at the moment, the bass fishing has been decent in several areas.
Anglers working the round reeds around Observation Shoal are having success flipping black and blue Senkos and reeling them back slowly.
Also, between the J&S Canal and Henry Creek there’s been a good bite using spinner baits in the early morning and switching to flipping and pitching in the afternoons.
The spec bite is picking up, but a bit inconsistent. Anglers going out at night will have one outing where the action is average and the next night red hot. The action should increase and become more consistent following the cool front.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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It is that time of year again ! I'm starting a week early but from now until Christmas Eve I will be offering my buy 1 get 1 gift certificate for 2 people to go on one fishing trip. The cost of the gift certificate is a $100 I supply everything for you and I give you 4 different location options the gift certificate is good for 1 year from the date of purchase. It is safe to say there is no signs of red tide or green algae so if you are looking to get away from the cold weather south Florida is the place to come ! Go through these pictures and see how much exciting fishing we have. You can give me a call anytime if you are interested in this offer 772-530-8080 Or you can stop in Billy bones in Port St.Lucie and meet me in person. Looking forward to a change of weather and different patterns of fishing that will follow 

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

""Check Him Out"" A Good Friend

"Capt. Paul" is a transplanted inshore and offshore fisherman from New Jersey. He relocated to Port St Lucie five years ago after having vacationed in that area for over 25 years. His northern pursuit of sea bass, fluke, bluefish, and striped bass on the inshore scene to yellowfin tuna, bluefin tuna, mako and thresher sharks in the northern canyons was replaced by targeting the fantastic surf fishing opportunities that are available along the Treasure Coast. Permit, pompano, whiting, croaker, snook, tarpon, Spanish mackerel, bluefish, and jack crevalle are just some of the species that he personally targets and guides his surf fishing charters to along this stretch of southeast Florida. A Bass Pro Shop associate, Paul is also a member of the Penn Pro Staff and affiliated with the area’s biggest bait and tackle shop on Hutchinson Island - the Snook Nook in Jensen Beach.
He conducts How-To Seminars at Bass Pro Shops on a regular schedule. Capt. Paul also conducts other off-site seminars for civic groups and fishing clubs from Fort Pierce to West Palm Beach. You can hear Paul's South Florida Surf Fishing Report on Saturday morning on 94.3/WZZR. As far as print and online, you can read his Surf Fishing Reports on a regular basis in all of the TC Palm publications, Stuart News, St. Lucie News, St. Lucie Tribune, Indian River Press, and on, in the fishing report columns that are headed by the widely known and respected outdoor sports writer, Ed Killer. Paul spends an average of four to five days a week on the beach along the Treasure Coast guiding and personally fishing for the multitude of fish that are available along this great section of the Florida coast. One of the best aspects of surf fishing is that it is the perfect sport for everyone from children to grandparents." Anyone can do it and it’s as much fun watching my grandson and granddaughters reel in a 12-inch whiting as it is watching a charter customer land his first pompano or snook", says Paul.

From Capt. Joe Ward in Ft. Pierce

After the rain stopped yesterday the black drum and sheepshead bite continued to be good around any structure you could fish. Some of the drum were on the smaller side and were released. The snook are still in the Turning Basin and in the Ft. Pierce Inlet. For your best results fish the hour before until the hour after the tide changes and make sure your live bait is on the bottom. Some reds in the Inlet.

Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area

The catch rate from our local beaches this past weekend certainly left something to be desired on both Saturday and Sunday. Conditions on Saturday were pretty darn good without alot of wind or big surf but unfortunately that memo never made it to the fish. Spotty reports of a few croaker, whiting, jacks, mackerel, and bluefish were spread out from Fort Pierce to Hobe Sound. The pompano were also pretty tough to come by and those anglers targeting that species are looking forward to a decent front to move down our coast and hopefully push a new body of fish into the area. I fished at Stuart Beach on Saturday and the only bites I had were from some small jacks and a palometa. The folks I spoke with at that location who were fishing the first trough did manage to put a few whiting and croaker in their coolers. Pink Shrimp and Orange Clam Fishbites along with some cut shrimp produced those fish. I fished near Fort Pierce Inlet on Sunday and caught jacks and blue runners. Schools of mackerel were thick up that way but did stay out of casting range. This week looks like we might have some decent sized surf to contend with and most of the forecasters are talking about a front for next weekend. Hopefully this weather will trigger some good activity in our area and we will get this late fall run back on track. Good luck and catch em up.

From Whites Tackle - Ft Pierce / Stuart

Inshore the trout bite has been good to the south around Bear point to the power plant on the out going tide. The snook bite at night has been slow around the bridges and in the inlet but should pick up with the front at the end of the week. 

Friday, November 9, 2018

From Todd &Trey @ Juno Bait -Juno Beach

INSHORE-  A bit slower inshore this week, but still a good number of snook catches coming in.  Look for the bridges to produce well at night, especially on outgoing tide.  With the mullet thinning out inshore; it's time to start concentrating on the jig bite again.  Seawalls and boat docks will also be a good choice for the snook.  The Hobe Sound flats continue to produce a nice mixed bag assortment of species, especially early in the morning and then again later in the afternoon.  
SURF/PIER-  Surf fishing remains very good over the past week.  Bluefish, jacks, ladyfish, and some big Spanish Mackerel have been scattered up and down the beach in good numbers.  Low light periods are best for the most action; especially for those hoping to use lures.  Large topwater poppers, longcast swimming plugs, and diamond jigs/spoons have been the best lure choices.  Still some pods of mullet along the beach with tarpon and blacktip sharks hanging around them.  The snook have largely peeled off the beach, but you may still find a few around the lingering mullet schools.  Pompano bite remains very good for those putting the time in.  Still a fair amount of smaller pomps around, but it does sound like the number of keepers being caught is improving.  Sandfleas, clams, and Fishbites will be the top producers bait wise for sure.  

Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area

It appears as if Hobe Sound is the current hot spot for folks that want to target any number of species from the sand. The Bridge Road access area has been producing pompano, whiting, jacks, blue runners, spanish mackerel, ladyfish, bluefish, and bonefish. I fished that area on Wednesday and Thursday and caught big numbers of pompano. The unfortunate part is seventy five percent had to be released as most were in that ten inch range.The long rods produced the pompano, ladyfish,jacks, and bonefish both days. The usual assortment of baits, EZ Flea and Orange Clam Fishbites did most of the catching . The abundace and availibilty of live sand fleas added to some rigs tipped with Fishbites also caught a number of pompano. For those of you that like to cast artificials , the early morning jack, bluefish, and mackerel action has been off the charts . I watched three anglers casting spoons 
catch the blues and mackerel for over an hour in the rain yesterday morning. Bait, birds, and white water could be seen up and down the entire beach area. High tide times will be in the morning this weekend so get out and take advantage of some late fall surf action. Good luck and catch em up.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018


How to Surf Fish for Pompano and Whiting

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 power lines 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 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- to 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.
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 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. There are 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 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 The palm Beach Post

From Whites Tackle - Ft Pierce / Stuart

Inshore the snook bite has been hit or miss around the bridges with live bait and jigs we just got restocked with our First Light jigs so stop on in and get the colors you need. The trout bite has been decent to the north around Vero with a few reds mixed in on the outgoing tide. The snapper bite has been good around the channel edges with live shrimp on the incoming tide. The weather looks like it will be great the next few days hopefully you can get out. 

Sebastian Inlet Report

Fish are here, red tide has been gone, and it’s time to get out there and drop a line!  Sarah at Sebastian Inlet Bait & Tackle is back, and she’s been seeing a pretty good run of Spanish Mackerel biting on Got-cha lures.  Jacks and Blues also in the mix.  Slot Redfish at the morning tide change have been great and they are biting on live shrimp or topwater lures.  A Snook here and there, not too much.  Black Drums are starting to show up, head to the tip of the North Jetty and try fishing from the beach for Pompano.  Sarah knows here stuff, go see her for the latest!
A very special thank you to our featured angler this week, Allan Noel, a regular at Sebastian Inlet.  Three weeks ago, he landed this beautiful 43-inch Redfish off the North Jetty.  “Saw mostly Redfish and Jacks coming over the rails and one nice Cubera Snapper.”  Thanks Allan for sending in your pic!
Florida Sportsman’s November issue highlights Five Essential Redfish Lures:
#1: Topwater Plug – Great for when Redfish are active, early morning and late evening.
#2: Scented Soft Plastic – Redfish depend heavily on scent when feeding.  Especially effective in dirty water to help land one.
#3: Gold Spoon – “A timeless classic”, throwing a gold spoon is good anytime.
#4: Kwan Fly – For the fly guys out there.  This shrimpy, crabby hybrid has fooled many a Redfish in its day
#5: Popping Cork and Soft Plastic – Attention getting for sure and the soft plastic of your choice makes for an easy meal.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

5 Tips to Avoid Catching Saltwater Catfish

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Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area

The past few days have produced a lot of different species available for the taking along all of our beaches. From Fort Pierce to Juno Beach, pompano, whiting, croaker, bluefish, jacks, spanish mackerel, permit, and ladyfish have consistently made the catch list - so your chances of bending a rod are pretty good. Sunday and Monday were hampered by wind and weeds but that situation is only temporary. The nice part of this report is there is no mention of red tide as that condition has left the area. I heard from Mike and Tonya Shulze on Friday and they had a nice catch of pompano and whiting from Middle Cove Beach. Chris Battjer from Palm City sent me a picture of a beautiful limit catch of pompano he took from Stuart Beach on the same day. I fished on Saturday and Sunday and put pompano and whiting in the cooler along with releasing some bluefish, jacks, croaker, and ladyfish. The excitement of the weekend for me was hooking another big permit at Middle Cove and fighting him for about 15 minutes before finding a snag and breaking me off. Bridge Road beach access in Hobe Sound and Middle Cove were the two areas that I fished. The same baits, EZ Flea and Orange Clam Fishbites, continue to produce the majority of the strikes along with live sandfleas that have been thick along the northern beaches of Hutchinson Island. I got a call from a friend yesterday relaying that schools of mackerel and bluefish have shown up in big numbers from Juno Beach to the South end of Hobe Sound. This is a nice spread of fish. Lighter winds are forecast for the upcoming week and with a gradual cool down of the water temperature, more of the late Fall and Winter species should be migrating down the beach. Good luck and catch em up.

Friday, November 2, 2018

How to Series 2 - Cast a beach

From Whites Tackle - Ft Pierce / Stuart

After a few weeks of dealing with Red Tide, Indian River County beaches have opened this morning, with the exception of Tracking Station, where cleanup is ongoing. The ocean looks nice and clean, and there are still mullet migrating south, and even some glass minnows and greenies around. The IRL has been fishing very well of late, with lots of bait around and plenty of reds on shorelines, as well as snook and even some baby tarpon around docks and canals. Water clarity varies, but if you look around sight fishable water is available.