Thursday, June 20, 2019

Scouting Around Palm Beach And Martin County

Along the beaches around Jensen, the snook bite is on fire. Anglers are having a field day using top water lures in the mornings and live pilchards or croakers in the evenings.
The bridges are holding good numbers of snook as well. Best bet is early mornings or evenings timed with either an incoming or outgoing tide. Live pilchards and sardines are working best and, if you can find them, live crabs.
There have been a few sea trout caught in the Indian River up closer to Fort Pierce with live shrimp on a popping cork or D.O.A. shrimp lures.
Looking for a fight? Check out the north fork of the St. Lucie River in the early morning. There have been tarpon up to 80 pounds hammering live pilchards and D.O.A. Terrorizers.
Unlike like the week before, there are massive concentrations of snook and tarpon at the Boynton Inlet right now. They are coming over the sandbar during the incoming tide on clear days.
There are still quite a few blacktip sharks milling around the flats adjacent to the inlet and into the Intracoastal Waterway.
At the Lantana Bridge, the fishing has been slow, which could be a result of the large number of sharks.                                  
The bluegill and shellcracker bite is fantastic right now. Using worms and crickets, anglers are catching their limits on a daily basis. Hot spots have been the King’s Bar, Indian Prairie and Horse Island areas. On the south end of the lake, Red Island has been good. The water is shallow so just be cautious and smart.
The bass bite has been really good during the first hour to hour and a half of the morning. Anglers working the Kissimmee grass on the northwest side of the lake are catching as many as 25 fish during an outing. White or shad colored baits, including swim jigs, and spinner and chatter baits on the outside edge, are working best. After the morning bite has backed off switching to stick worms or pitchin’ and flippin’ is still producing good results.

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