Off several beaches in the Jensen area there has been a fantastic croaker bite. Off of Stuart Public Beach anglers are catching some up to 14 inches. It has been mostly an early morning bite.
Also along the beaches has been a plentiful mix of bait including glass minnows and mullet.
Looking for snook? The St. Lucie Inlet and the beaches right around are still holding great numbers. Best bet is to catch a small croaker and use it as bait.
Around the Boynton Intlet, small schools of sardines, cigar minnows and goggle eyes have been holding at the mouth.
Anglers fishing the seawall at the south parking lot of the inlet have been doing well on sand perch, moonfish and mangrove snapper during the incoming tide at night. Use live shrimp, fresh cut shrimp for the perch and snapper and small green or white jigs for the moonfish.
The Intracoastal Waterway has been active with tarpon rolling in the channel from the inlet to the Lantana Bridge.
Anglers fishing around the Lantana Bridge have reported small catches of sand perch on cut shrimp.
It’s still an early morning bite for bass on the lake. The past week it’s been the first 45 minutes of the day that have been the most productive. In that time frame they are busting through the grass and not too difficult to target. One charter captain had 21 fish caught on Thursday morning with one hitting 8.5 pounds. They were working the area just north of the J&S Canal and using live shiners. Swim jigs and spinner baits are also working. After that, switch to flippin’ to get deeper into the grass.