The seaweed along the Martin and St. Lucie County beaches has been bad the past few days making surf casting difficult. There is some hope with the wind forcasted to go offshore today and Friday. That should help push some of it back out and keep it at bay.
With those conditions forecasted, the time is right for more pompano action. They are still around and are being caught on sandfleas and sandflea-flavored Fishbites. Evening high tides will likely be the best bet.
There have also been a few tarpon cruising the beaches in St. Lucie County in the early mornings.
The whiting and croaker action remains solid in the area.
The snook bite in the St. Lucie River has been good with more big fish being caught as they are in the 'pre-spawn fattening' phase. Live baits have been the key, but a few are being caught on large swimbaits.
Also in the St. Lucie River, there have been a some nice tripletail caught by anglers working the channel markers.
Up around Bear Point and Middle Cove, anglers fishing just under the mangroves in the early mornings have been catching sea trout.
There have been some decent size mangrove snapper and even a few Cubera snapper caught the past few days just inside the St. Lucie Inlet around the nearby docks. Shrimp on a jighead is working for the mangroves while the Cubera are being taken on live pilchards.
Along the beaches in Jupiter the pompano bite is still pretty good. Goofy jigs, sandfleas and Fishbites are all working.
There are snook that have now made their way out of the inlet and are cruising the beaches. Throwing a topwater lure or using live pilchards have both been effective.
Though the bass bite has been a bit slow there are still plenty of fish to be caught. Most of the fish are still staying inside the grassline and that is likely to hold for another two weeks or so when they move to the outside and that morning bite gets firing. Until then Senkos or flippin' baits worked a little deeper have been producing the most action. King's Bar, Eagle Bay and Tin House Cove have been the top spots.
The bluegill action is getting pretty close to that incredible zone. Guys are catching their limits working the banks of the Kissimmee River as well as around Buckhead Ridge using crickets.
Loxahatchee Reserve Report
The water temperatures are climbing quickly in the reserve and the alligators have become very active as mating season heats up. The bass bite starts early, but the majority of reported catches are small with few caught over 2 lbs. Cichlids continue to be plentiful and gars are often seen swimming near boats and occasionally grabbing moving lures.
report courtesy of Palm Beach Post