Thursday, February 21, 2019

Scouting Around Palm Beach And Martin County

In the Indian and St. Lucie Rivers, the snook bite has picked up with the warm weather. Though there are some shorts being caught, there are plenty of slot-size fish as well. The oversized fish should start moving into the area in the next few weeks.
There are still pompano being caught at the St. Lucie Inlet as well as Sailfish Flats.
Just north of the Boynton Inlet, Spanish mackerel up to eight pounds have been caught by anglers fishing and trolling along the surf. Surf casters throwing three- to four-ounce Gator Spoons during the morning hours did well this past Sunday and Monday. Also, anglers trolling two-ounce yellow bucktail jigs and six-inch Yo-Zuri Minnow lures between 12 to 25 feet between the inlet and the Lake Worth Pier have been doing well.
Anglers working the docks on the west side of the Intracoastal Waterway north of the Boynton Inlet have been catching redfish on quarter-ounce jig heads                                       Lantana Bridge anglers have been experiencing great fishing for sand perch using peeled shrimp. A few pompano were also being caught by those targeting sand perch. Snook and black drum have been hitting live shrimp fished around the bridge fenders at night.
The bass fishing has picked up quite a bit in the past two weeks. Both live shiners and artificial baits are working well. The Tin House Cove and North Shore areas have been hot spots with guides getting their clients into some big fish in the seven- to nine-pound range.
The spec fishing has also picked up with anglers faring well fishing jigs in the reeds. Indian Prairie and the Kissimmee River are the go-to spots right now.

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