In the St. Lucie River the pompano fishing has been fantastic. In the Hells Gate and Sailfish Flats areas, as well as along the bridges, anglers using shrimp on a jig head or goofy jigs are doing great.
There has been good numbers of pilchards and greenies around at the St. Lucie Inlet and some of the docks which has made for good snook fishing. Both pilchards and greenies are the go to baits. If you’re not catching your own check out Stuart Live Bait in Manatee Pocket to pick some up.
Along the beaches in the Jensen area there are pompano to be caught, but also plenty of whiting and croaker.
With the north winds on Wednesday and the northeast to east winds forecast for today, the pompano fishing should be good from the dredge on Jupiter Island south to the inlet. The winds should keep the water slightly stirred and ‘milky.’ Goofy jigs are working well with the key being to hop them along slowly and close to the bottom. If using natural bait, sand fleas and clams are producing good action.
Though there haven’t been any reports of the snook action going wild in the area, they are being spotted in good numbers around the inlet and along bridges and docks.
Fishing at the Boynton Inlet has been slow with light action on sheepshead and mangrove snapper.
Anglers working the Lantana Bridge have been doing well on large sand perch, black drum and sheepshead using cut shrimp, live shrimp and live crabs.
Though the action slowed down on Wednesday with the cooler weather it should pick right back up.
The bass fishing has been excellent just inside the mouth of the Kissimmee River. Anglers using live wild shiners and working the edges are having a blast. If you’re going to try and fool them rather than feed them, flippin’ Senkos has been the best bet lately.
The spec bite has backed off a bit, but should also pick back up with the warming trend.