Saturday, September 12, 2020

Scouting Around Palm Beach And Martin County

 Inshore fishing:

The snook bite has been excellent for anglers at the Stuart and Jensen causeways. Lots of slot-size keepers. They are pretty much hitting everything from dead shrimp to Fishbites to topwater plugs.

Along the beaches in St. Lucie and down to Martin County, there has been a really good pompano bite the past week. Not just a few here and there, guys are getting their limit on the delicious pan fish. Bring the big rods and be prepared to cast a good 100 yards as they are not just cruising the beach. Sand flea and yellow crab-flavored Fishbites are working well and, if you can find them, live sand fleas. The key to getting them has been finding clear water during the tide change. 

Along the beachies in Jupiter and at the Jupiter Inlet there are plenty of snook being caught. They are mostly being caught using sardines as well as croaker and mullet.

Speaking of mullet, there have been a few decent sized schools that have moved through the Jupiter area and could be a signal that the big fall push is on the way.

At the Juno Pier, there are some Spanish mackerel starting to show and be caught. At the Lake Worth Inlet the snook fishing remains decent with the top of incoming tide being the key to a consistent bite. If you cannot fish the incoming tide, there are still some snook on the outgoing tide but the bite shuts down quickly. Snook are also being caught along the area beaches with the average size being under slot with a few slots mixed in.

Around Peanut Island there have been good numbers of jack crevalle and tarpon cruising around as the bait has been getting thicker inside the inlet.

Bridge fishing has been good with live shrimp or shrimp lures. Cast your bait up current and allow it to freely float back to the bridge. The top of the incoming tide has seen the best bite.

Lake Okeechobee:

The bass bite is still best in the early morning on the outside grassline from first light until around an hour afterwards. Light colored swim baits and spinner baits are working well. After that the fish are moving further into the grass so it's time to start targeting the inside of the outside. Throwing flukes is a good method of locating them and flippin' jigs or creature style baits have also been producing results.

There are still bluegill being caught. The rim canal has been the top spot.

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