Thursday, December 12, 2019

Scouting Around Palm Beach And Martin County

In Jensen Beach, the mullet run is definitely underway. The area beaches and the bridges along the St. Lucie and Indian Rivers are chock full right now. On the beaches, anglers are catching tarpon, big jack crevalle and a good number of slot-size snook. For snook, live mullet, D.O.A. Bait Busters and Spooltek lures are getting the job done.
On the bridges good numbers of black drum and sheepshead are being caught. They are mostly being taken on live shrimp, fresh-dead shrimp and D.O.A. Shrimp lures.Along the beaches in Palm Beach, there has also been a good mullet run. Anglers looking for redfish, tarpon, jack crevalle and snook could score. Using a D.O.A. Swimmin’ mullet lure and working the outside of the schools should produce good results.Though Dorian did little to help the offshore bite off the Boynton Beach to Boca Inlet area, it did help create some fantastic inshore action.
Surf anglers at the Boca Inlet have been catching mutton snapper up to seven pounds using live finger mullet fished on the bottom.
Working the beaches from Lantana down to Gulfstream Park, surf anglers have had good action on bluefish, redfish, croaker, snook and jack crevalle.
The croaker are hitting shrimp and sand fleas while everything else is being taken using live and fresh-cut mullet, spoons, bucktail jigs and top water plugs.The Boynton Inlet has been packed with anglers catching snook, snapper, jack crevalle, redfish and croaker. Live and cut mullet, live pilchards and shrimp are all working well          Along the south wall of the inlet, flounder up to 19 inches have been caught during slack tide using two-ounce white jigs tipped with small finger mullet fished along the bottom.
The Intracoastal Waterway has been packed with mullet. Anglers looking to catch redfish, sea trout, snook, jack crevalle and barracuda are working the docks and flats using Cotee jig with gold flake tails or Livetarget finger mullet lures.
Lantana Bridge anglers have been catching small snook, jack crevalle, ladyfish, redfish and a few flounder using live greenies and mullet.
The bluegill bite has been excellent recently in the rim canal, J&S Canal, Henry Creek and Taylor Creek. Worms and crickets are the way to go.
The bass bite is still firing. It’s best in the early mornings and late afternoons. In the early mornings Skinny Dippers, swim jigs and spinner baits are best. After that switching to live shiners will keep things going. King’s Bar and Buckhead Ridge have been hot spots.

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