Monday, August 31, 2020
Saturday, August 29, 2020
Thursday, August 27, 2020
Conditions are improving, with diminishing winds and wave heights soon to make surf fishing more productive. The surf is still pretty dirty, with some seaweed thrown in for good measure, but calmer conditions to come should clean it up quickly. Before the winds there were good numbers of Snook, Tarpon, Spanish Mackerel, and other species were up and down the beaches, which should show up again, especially if the much anticipated mullet run begins. The inlets continue to produce Snook, but live bait has been more productive, and Mangrove Snapper have been caught on Pilchards in the Fort Pierce Inlet and nearby bridges as well. The Indian River is still fairly dirty overall, but decent numbers of Sea trout are being caught in some of the cleaner areas closer to the inlets on soft plastics, and Snook and baby Tarpon fishing in the early AM has still been productive as well.
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Monday, August 24, 2020
Mangrove Snapper are around to be had all day long. They’ll hit on live shrimp and you’ll find them throughout the inlet system so try your hand at fishing from different spots. There have been some Jacks and Spanish Mackerel coming over the rails on the jetties. Jacks will hit on live shrimp and spoons, and break out your little spoons, jigs and Gotcha lures to target the Spanish Mackerel. We hear it seems to be better on the outgoing tide and Tommy recommends trying earlier or later in the day as your best bet.
INSHORE- Snook fishing remains the best bet on the inshore side of things. With inlet snook fishing still good, a few early season trickles of mullet coming in, and enough rain to open up some spillways...you have a wide variety of snook fishing options ahead! The spillways have been producing a good number of fish when they are open. A flair hawk jig or SpoolTek have both been working good when the spillways are flowing. The snook have also been stacked up around the bridges as well. Look for the outgoing tide at night to be the best bet for the snook. For all around action it's hard to beat a shrimp imitating lure floated through the shadow line. For bigger snook a flair hawk or swimbait presented right along the bottom is a good bet. Mixed in with the snook have been a handful of tarpon and a few jacks. As we start to see more mullet flow through in the coming weeks, expect to see a real boost in inshore activity!
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Monday, August 17, 2020
Saturday, August 15, 2020
Friday, August 14, 2020
INSHORE- Fairly standard inshore report this week. As usual best action will remain catch and release snook fishing, especially in/around the inlets. Live croaker or sandperch are the top baits for the biggest snook. In along the seawalls live mullet will be a top bait choice for the snook and jacks. Should just be a few weeks away from the start of the fall mullet run. Keep an eye on the weather...a north breeze will get them pointed south i a hurry. Other inshore action is fairly slow. Has been a good number of mangrove snapper inshore. Small live pilchards and live shrimp are a good bet for the snapper.
The snook and tarpon fishing as been good at the Lake Worth Inlet and the nearby bridges and beaches. Flair Hawk jigs and bigger swimbaits are working great at night, while during the day downsizing your presentation to something like a Vudu Shrimp or a Hyperplastic Dartspin should work well. Big jack crevalle have been spotted cruising around the surf zone and the Lake Worth Inlet. Throw a big piece of metal like a Shimano Coltsniper jig or a big topwater lure to get into them.
Little by little, a few early season mullet have been showing up, which is an exciting sign for inshore guys because it means the bulk of them are not far behind. Spinner and blacktip sharks have been jumping along the edges of the flats and channels in the Intracoastal Waterway near the Boynton Inlet.
From the Snook Islands down to the Boynton Inlet, permit up to 15 pounds are being caught using both live shrimp and dead bait including shrimp, crabs or clams. Fish along sandy shorelines and around grassy flats.
The bluegill bite has been really good, not quite as on fire as the past few weeks, but still definitely worth the effort for some tasty panfish. Hot spots have been King’s Bar, Buckhead Ridge and the rim canal around Henry Creek. Worms and crickets are working as are beetle spins. The bass bite has been best in the early mornings and right before dark using moving baits including swim baits, Skinny Dippers and Horny Toads while working the outside grasslines. After that morning bite begins to slow down switch to flippin’ or live shiners.
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Saturday, August 8, 2020
INSHORE- A few early season trickles of mullet coming through...won't be long till we really see a good number showing up inshore. Snook fishing remains the best bet inshore, with a handful of bruiser jacks and maybe a tarpon or two in the mix as well. Snook fishing will be good with live baits (mullet or pilchards are good choices inshore) during the day in the Loxahatchee River around good current based points and boat docks. Snook fishing has also been pretty good at night around the bridges. Flair Hawks and Swimbaits remain the top choices for the snook. They are keyed in on bigger baits, so don't be afraid to throw some larger lures at them. Last of the incoming and first of the outgoing will be good tides to fish. Mangrove snapper action has been fair inshore. Small live pilchards and live shrimp are great bait choices for the snapper.