Friday, May 17, 2019

Scouting Around Palm Beach And Martin County

There some snook that have made their way to the beaches in the Jensen area. The hot spots though remain the St. Lucie Inlet and the docks and bridges along the St. Luice and Indian Rivers. They are being caught on live pilchards and greenies and on D.O.A. Baitbusters and Yozuri Crystal Minnows.
If you’re looking for a fight, there are still schools of big jack crevalle moving along the beaches.
The whiting and croaker bite is still good on the area beaches.
The snook bite is in full swing in the Jupiter area. The inlet and the Loxahatchee River have been the go to spots. In the river work the seawalls, docks, bridges and mangroves either in the early morning or late afternoon into the evening. For bait use Rapala lures the same size as the mullet in the area, or Red Tail Hawk lures both worked along the bottom.
Though it’s possible a few pompano are still being caught along the beaches in Jupiter and at the Juno Pier, it’s been mostly whiting and croaker.
Anglers working the north jetty of the Boynton Inlet at night are catching snook, permit and tarpon. Live mullet or pinfish fished on the bottom have been producing over slot snook up to 40 inches. Tarpon have been hitting live sardines floated out during outgoing tide. Permit have been eating crabs and whole squid fished on the bottom.
Schools of small sardines and greenies are congregating around the inlet along the tide lines and a few tarpon are cruising over the sandbar during high tide.
The bluegill bite is fantastic right now. Anglers are having a blast working the Kissimmee River, Indian Prairie Canal and the Rim Canal for these tasty panfish. Crickets and worms are working for live bait, and if using artificial, beetle spins are the key.
The early-morning bass bite has been excellent along the grasslines in the King’s Bar and Tin House Cove areas. Skinny Dippers and Chatterbaits are producing good results and live shiners are also working well.
Working the area canals and using topwater plugs such as chug bugs, Heddon Baby Torpedoes, Smithwick Devil’s Horses and buzz baits during the afternoon to dusk in rainy conditions has been producing largemouth bass, peacock bass and snakeheads. Best colors have been all black or frog patterns.

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