Thursday, December 27, 2018

Scouting Around Palm Beach And Martin County

The beaches in the Jensen Beach area are thick with Spanish mackerel, bluefish and pompano right now.
The Spanish mackerel and blue fish have been mixed in together and are both being taken on Gulfstream Flash Minnows. Bluefish are also being caught on chunked mullet. The key to using a Flash Minnow is to move it quickly.
The pompano are more towards the north end of the area with some of the best areas being around Middle Cove.
From Jensen Beach down to Hobe Sound there has been a good bite on whiting. Anglers working the first trough and using either small pieces of frozen shrimp or shrimp-flavored Fishbites are having a blast.

In the St. Lucie and Indian Rivers the drum bite has picked up. Using live or frozen shrimp and working the area bridges has been producing good results.
Anglers working the flats in the Indian River up towards Fort Pierce have been catching good numbers of flounder.
The snook bite has become extremely slow with the recent cold weather.
Along the beaches in Jupiter there has also been good numbers of pompano, Spanish mackerel and bluefish. All three are being caught using sand fleas, clams, Fishbites and Doc’s Goofy Jigs.
The winds have made things a bit tough on the lake the last few days. Anglers fishing for bass should look for areas shielded from the wind and use live shiners as the artificial bite has been a bit rough lately.
The bass bite should pick up as the next full moon approaches.

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