Thursday, July 30, 2020

Scouting Around Palm Beach And Martin County

Inshore fishing:

Along the beaches in the Jensen/Stuart areas there has been good action for whiting and croaker. Using either sand fleas or sand flea- or green crab-flavored Fishbites in the first trough has been producing good results.

Though not huge numbers there have been some pompano caught along the beaches in the first trough as well. They are being taken mostly on sand flea-flavored Fishbites.

At the St. Lucie Inlet there has been a good bite for snook using live pilchards.

Though working the beach in the Jupiter area has been a bit difficult with all the sargassum recently, for those willing to try there are plenty of snook cruising along the shoreline. Swimbaits like an Assassin, worked in the first trough have been producing good results. Anglers fishing both inside and outside the jetties at the Lake Worth Inlet are catching snook, tarpon and jack crevalle. Working along the rocks, the snook are being caught using D.O.A. CALs. Though the bite there has been good, divers in the area have reported large numbers of them outside of the inlet in 30 to 60 feet of water.

The jacks have been hitting on small live greenies and on topwater plugs like Rapala Skitter Walks. Though much of the bait that had been prevalent in the area three or four weeks ago has moved north to Juno Beach and beyond, the approaching storm should stir things up and get some of that moving back into the central part of coastal Palm Beach County and could even drive some bait up from the keys.

Lake Okeechobee:

The bluegill bite is still firing right now around the Buckhead Ridge and King’s Bar areas. Guys are catching their limits using worms, crickets and beetle spins. The bass bite is excellent in the early mornings for anglers working the outside grassline using spinner baits, buzz baits and Skinny Dippers. Hot spots have been Buckhead Ridge down to Third Point, the Tin House Cove area and Little Grassy. After the morning bite backs off switch to flippin’ and shiners

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