Thursday, July 18, 2019

Sebastian Inlet Report

We hear the Mangrove Snapper moved in a few weeks ago and are still around the inlet, biting on shrimp and minnows.  Spanish Mackerel and Blue Runners are hitting on spoons or jigs and shrimp and minnows too.  Pompano can be found on the beach.  Anglers have also reported some Permit and Barracuda.  For the most up-to-date info on what’s happening at the inlet, go visit Tommy or Sarah at Sebastian Inlet Bait & Tackle Shop.

From Whites Tackle - Ft Pierce / Stuart


Fishing in the Indian River has held up well, with good numbers of Snook and Redfish showing on the shorelines as well as outflow areas following rain. Jigs, soft plastics, and flies such as the Clouser Minnow and EP Pilchard flies working the best. The surf temperature has ticked back up, providing a bit more activity from Snook, Spanish Mackerel, and Jack Crevalle, and more bait is around as well. Offshore, there’s lots of smaller Kingfish, and Snapper fishing has been pretty good, despite an abundance of current. Nearshore, there’s a fair number of Tarpon being caught on live bait. 

Scouting Around Palm Beach And Martin County

INSHORE FISHING
Along the beaches in the Jensen area, the bite for whiting, croaker and sand perch has been good recently. Mostly working the first trough, they are being caught using frozen shrimp and Fishbites.
Closer to the St. Lucie Inlet, the snook bite has been good as well. They are mostly hitting live bait, including pilchards and small croaker.
Up into the St. Lucie River, there have been a few trout and some redfish caught.
Surf casting or trolling the beaches in the Boynton area has produced a nice barracuda bite lately. These hard fighters, some up to 40 pounds, are hammering 2-ounce Gator spoons and Tube lures in the early mornings.
Anglers at the Boynton Inlet continue to catch and release plenty of snook and tarpon. They are mostly being caught on the outgoing tide and are hitting live bait and Flair Hawk jigs. Surf casting or trolling the beaches in the Boynton area has produced a nice barracuda bite lately. These hard fighters, some up to 40 pounds, are hammering 2-ounce Gator spoons and Tube lures in the early mornings.
Anglers at the Boynton Inlet continue to catch and release plenty of snook and tarpon. They are mostly being caught on the outgoing tide and are hitting live bait and Flair Hawk jigs.Tossing live shrimp and small baitfish attached to quarter- or half-ounce white or red jig heads under the docks around Manalapan and Ocean Ridge is producing large moonfish, mangrove snapper, snook and small tarpon, both day and night.
LAKE OKEECHOBEE
The bass bite is still excellent with early mornings being best right now. Working the Kissimmee grass at first light for 30 to 40 minutes using swim jigs, spinner baits and popping frogs has been producing good results. Once the sun really breaks through, however, it’s time to start flippin. Most of the bites have been reactionary. If you’re in an area and nothing is hitting, move to another. Two spots that have been excellent lately have been the J&S Canal and Indian Prairie areas.

5wt Chronicles: S2:E3 - Summer Daze (Tarpon & Peacock Bass)

Monday, July 15, 2019

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Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area

   
I had the opportunity to fish for a couple of hours this morning with my son Randy and we were lucky enough to put some nice sized whiting and croaker in the cooler. The location was Tiger Shores beach access with Orange Clam, Pink Shrimp, EZ Flea, and Yellow Crab Fishbites all producing fish. When cutting your Fishbites for these two species make sure to cut the strips into a diamond shape and only use a small strip of half an inch. These fish have small mouths and using a thin strip will produce more solid hook ups. The first two hours of the falling tide produced the best action. Tiger Shores, Stuart, and Santa Lucea all seem to produce some great fishing during the summer when you target your trips around the high tide mark. It looks like we are going to have some nice surf conditions this week so get out and bend a rod. 

From Whites Tackle - Ft Pierce / Stuart


With the recent rains the Indian River is starting to dirty up a bit, so sight fishing is becoming a bit trickier, but still productive in areas of cleaner water. There’s still plenty of Redfish and Snook around shorelines, and soft plastics are doing the most work, along with flies such as sliders and Clouser Minnows. 
With the runoff, Snook and baby Tarpon are hanging out near outflows and culverts, with smaller baits working best, such as DOA TerrorEyz and Yo-Zuri suspending baits. In the surf, there has been seaweed from Ft. Pierce south, but Vero has been pretty clear. Those sight fishing in the middle of the day have had success on Snook, but there hasn’t been much bait around for the early morning bite. There are still Tarpon and some Kingfish in fairly close for those running the beaches. 

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Saturday, July 6, 2019

From Todd &Trey @ Juno Bait -Juno Beach

INSHORE- A decent number of jacks around in the ICW and Loxahatchee River right now.  Live mullet along a seawall or boat dock is a solid choice for them, and an backcountry resident snook as well.  Catch and release snook fishing remains good inshore, but a bulk of the fish are in the inlets and along the beach currently.  Mangrove snapper reports are decent at night, with live shrimp and small pilchards being top bait choices.               SURF/PIER-  Snook fishing (the catch and release style...) is the main game in town right now.  The Juno Beach Pier has had a great snook bite, as has Jupiter Inlet.  In both places a live croaker is going to be the top bait.  At night the snook are biting flair hawk jigs and swimbaits well.  Decent number of croakers and big sandperch are biting small pieces of shrimp in the the first trough.  Still some schools of tarpon roaming the beaches as well. 

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Scouting Around Palm Beach And Martin County

The snook bite at the St. Lucie Inlet and along the beaches in that area has been really good. They are mostly being caught on live greenies.
Also on the beaches in the Jensen area, there has been a good tarpon bite. They are hitting crabs, big mullet and greenies.
The bite for whiting and croaker has been decent. If you happen to catch a smallish croaker, they are working good for snook bait.
Though there haven’t been a ton of them, there are some cobia moving along the beach. Not a bad idea to keep a cobia rod set up and ready to go just in case.
At the Boynton Inlet, anglers have been catching Cubera snapper up to 12 pounds using blue runner halves during the last two hours of incoming tide.
Mangrove snapper have been hitting live shrimp and live sardines off the north end of the jetty during outgoing tides. Snook are being caught and released at night by anglers using two-ounce flare hawks off the south jetty.
Intracoastal Waterway still has an abundance of small blacktip sharks both north and south of the inlet. Jack creavelle, tarpon and barracuda have been hitting slow trolled shallow diving plugs in mullet patterns along the channel edges.
Mangrove snapper have been hitting live shrimp and live sardines off the north end of the jetty during outgoing tides. Snook are being caught and released at night by anglers using two-ounce flare hawks off the south jetty. Intracoastal Waterway still has an abundance of small blacktip sharks both north and south of the inlet. Jack creavelle, tarpon and barracuda have been hitting slow trolled shallow diving plugs in mullet patterns along the channel edges. Lantana Bridge anglers are reporting catches of sharks, sheepshead, small tarpon and lots of catch and release action on snook this week during the nighttime hours.
LAKE OKEECHOBEE
The bass fishing has been fantastic the past two weeks!
Using swim jigs and spinner baits in the early mornings and switching to live shiners after that, anglers are catching 25 fish or more per outing. Not guppies either, there are some eight and nine pounders being taken. Hot spots have been King’s Bar, Indian Prairie and Third Point.
The bluegill bite has also been incredible. Go to baits are still crickets and worms. Not just in the Kissimmee River, the bite is also in the lake.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Sebastian Inlet Report

                                        

SPANISH MACKEREL AND SOME SNAPPER TO BE FOUND…

Sarah tells us the Spanish Mackerel are still hanging around and you can catch them on Gotcha lures or popping cork rig or on bait fish.  The Mangrove Snapper are here, but the Shrimp are few and far between so we recommend frozen shrimp or try the squid too.  There were a couple of Redfish caught today on the outgoing tide using a popping lure and another one on a spoon.  That’s about all the action we have to report during the summer doldrums…

From Whites Tackle - Ft Pierce / Stuart


The beaches are calm and clear, but you may have to find areas without seaweed, but there’s plenty of weed free areas around. Glass minnows and small Pilchards are along most beaches, and Snook, Spanish Mackerel, Ladyfish, Jack Crevalle, and even a few Tarpon are there to thin their numbers. Jigs, plugs like Mirrodines, and flies such as Clouser Minnows, Polar Fibre Minnows, and Bush Pigs are catching their share. Snook are still being caught on Croakers and other live bait in the inlets, but remember that season is closed and release them with care. Inshore, Snook and Redfish are prevalent along shorelines, taking flies like sliders and Kwans, as well as DOA CAL jigs, and baby Tarpon are around for early risers around outflows and basins.