Friday, August 27, 2021

From Todd @ Juno Bait -Juno Beach

 INSHORE-  The mullet run hasn't started started yet inshore; but the fish are starting act like it has.  Snook and big jacks have been biting good in the Loxahatchee River and north in the ICW this week.  Live mullet fished along a seawall is a great way to target them, especially when the sun gets up a bit.  During lowlight periods the topwater bite has been pretty hot.  The Yo-Zuri Hydro Pencil just continues to get bites day after day!  A few little tarpon in the inshore mix as well.  The Spillways have had a pretty good snook bite when open.  Still a good number of mangrove snapper around inshore. 

SURF/PIER-  The inlet snook bite remains very strong, both in Jupiter and Palm Beach Inlet.  The Juno Beach Pier saw some pretty good action this week, with a nice mixture of species around.  Catch and release snook fishing remains strong.  Mangrove snapper are biting good first thing in the morning and then again late in the afternoon.  Spanish Mackerel and blue runners are also around the pier in very good numbers.  Expect to start seeing some mullet almost any day now...they can't be far! 

Monday, August 23, 2021

Scouting Around Palm Beach And Martin County


At the St. Lucie Inlet, the snook action is still excellent. Live croakers fished during the incoming or outgoing (not slack) tide has been best.

The Snook Nook was supposed to get a shipment of croakers in today, but call to check.

There have also been tarpon at the inlet, as well as at the Crossroads and the causeways. Anglers fishing the causeways are doing best using crabs during the outgoing tide. Live mullet and pilchards will also work.

Structure, including dock pilings and rocks, along the St. Lucie River have been holding mangrove snapper. Small pilchards have been working best.

Along the beaches in St. Lucie and Martin Counties, the first trough still has plenty of whiting and croaker. Pieces of shrimp or bloodworm-flavored Fishbites are working.

There are also snook cruising the beaches.

The snook action is still fantastic at the Boynton Inlet. Anglers are having a blast catching them from both the north and south jetties. During the day, fishing live pinfish and small grunts around the pilings of the north jetty has been producing nice slot-sized fish. At night, throwing two- to three-ounce red tail flair hawk jigs or White Chicken feathers during the outgoing tide from the south jetty has been producing good action.

The Lantana Bridge continues to hold good numbers of small herring and greenies for bait.

Also at the bridge, there has been a good night time bite for snook, tarpon and mangrove snapper using live bait while working the shadow lines or throwing small, silver-colored X-Rap lures.

Want more snook action? Head over to the Boynton Spillway and use live bait including threadfin herring, pinfish, shad or small cichlids.

Lake Okeechobee

Using only artificial baits and no shiners, Capt. Larry Wright said the bass fishing has been a little slow the past few days. 

With the higher water, they were working deeper in the grass and were having the most success throwing white chatter baits. Skinny Dippers in white were also producing some action as were top water lures including Heddon's Zara spooks and Tiny Torpedoes. The light colors are offering a flash in the water that the bass are seeing and honing in on.

The bite is still best from dawn until around 8:30 a.m. After that switching to a flippin' stick is the best bet.

report courtesy of Palm Beach Post

Sunday, August 22, 2021

From Todd @ Juno Bait -Juno Beach

 Inshore:  Not much changes on the inshore side of things this time of year.  Catch and release snook fishing remains the best bet inshore right now.  Snook have been biting at the Spillways when open, in the inlets on the tides, and at the bridges at night.  Lots of different ways to go out and target them right now.  Mangrove snapper action also remains pretty fair inshore at the moment.  Best bet has been at night around the bridges with live shrimp or small live baits for the mangroves.  Still a bit early to see the finger mullet inshore...but it won't be long!  Get ready it's about to be on!!!

Surf/Pier:  Snook fishing remains the best bet along the beach these days.  The summer spawning cycle is slowly starting to wrap up; and the first signs of mullet will further help pull the snook out of the inlets and onto the beach.  While the snook feed all summer; the first mullet schools really ignite a bite that is just absolutely insane.  Swimming plugs (Rapala X-Rap, Yo-Zuri Mag Darter, and a host of others) are a great choice to throw for the snook early and late n the day.  When the sun is up and the water is clear stick to a smaller white jig or small soft plastic swimbait.  Until the mullet show up, a croaker is a hard bait to beat for the snook.  Jacks and a few tarpon have been spotted in the surf this week; but not in great numbers (Better numbers of them up the coast a bit).  Mangrove snapper continue to bite well at the Juno Beach Pier.  Live shrimp or small live pilchards remain top baits for there snapper.  A decent number of Spanish Mackerel around the pier as well over the past week.  

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Sebastian Inlet Report

 Our fishing guide, “Snookman” Wayne Landry reports the cleaner and warmer North Jetty water is bringing back the baitfish and turning on the mangrove snapper bite. A lot of small snappers are coming over the rails along with a lot of keepers. Wayne says many anglers are getting their limits—5 per person. The snapper are hitting cut baits and any small baitfish you toss out. There’s been a few cubera snapper caught –around 12-15 lbs —on live and cut baits, along with Atlantic spadefish, lookdowns and red drum favoring very small jigs, live shrimp and majorras. Wayne reports a 31 lb cobia caught on a bucktail and tons of big tarpon swimming around the jetty from up the beach. Spanish mackerel, the stars or the last few weeks, have said “adios”!

South Jetty fishing is still slow, but a few snook and mangrove snapper are possible in the cleaner water.

The Surf folks will find glass minnows in clean water with tarpon, snook, jacks and small sharks chewing on them. Whiting and croakers are biting cut bait and fish bites.