Thursday, May 14, 2020

Scouting Around Palm Beach And Martin County

Inshore fishing:
Along the beaches in the Jensen area, the whiting and croaker bite is still good. Fishbites, pieces of shrimp and clam strips, fished in the first trough, are working well
There are also good numbers of snook in the first trough and they are being taken on live croakers or swim baits. Tarpon are still cruising the beaches chasing schools of live pilchards.
In the St. Luce and Indian Rivers anglers are getting trout and snook from the bridges and flounder and redfish up towards the Fort Pierce
There have been snook at the inlet, the Juno Pier and along the beaches the past week. With those fishing areas currently closed, it’s been anglers working them from boats who have been scoring.
With the beaches scheduled to open on Monday, there should be good action for snook by surf anglers. Walking the beach and using a top water plug could produce good results. 
Snook remaining in the Loxahatchee River and Intracoastal Waterway are currently making their way out to the ocean to spawn. Trolling a 3/4 ounce, chrome Rat-L-Trap or floating, red and white Yo-zuri lipped plug should work well when targeting them in that area. Control the depth of the lure by the amount of line.
Anglers working the lighted docks in the Intracoastal Waterway from Manalapan down to the Boynton Inlet at night and the channels south of the inlet during the day are reporting nice snook catches. At night ChaseBait Flick Prawn lures are proving deadly fished in the dock lights, while small, live sand perch are producing more slot-size fish. Live Target Pinfish and D.O.A. TerrorEyz lures have been working well on the slow retrieve during the day.
Lake Okeechobee:
There has been a good shellcracker bite this week in the Tin House Cove area using worms and beetle spins. Also in the Tin House cove area, along with Indian Prairie and the Kissimmee River, there has been a good blue gill bite. Though not quite as good as last weekend when it was off the chain with the full moon, the bite is definitely solid. Best bets has been using crickets,
There a few specs still being caught in the Kissimmee River. Anglers working depths around 20 feet are having good luck.
The bass bite has been best in the early morning and late afternoon on swim jigs and spinner baits. The late morning through the afternoon bite has been good flippin’ creature-style baits or using live shiners.

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