Friday, April 22, 2022

Scouting Around Palm Beach And Martin County


The snook bite continues to get better in the St. Lucie River.

A lot are beginning to make their way toward the inlet and are staging around the docks and bridges. Live baits, including pilchards and especially croakers (which are in stock at the Snook Nook), are working best. Anglers working the bridges at night, however, are having good luck working artificial shrimp and swimbaits along the shadow lines.

Some big tarpon have been caught in the river. Fish up to 50 pounds have been caught and released at the Jensen Causeway. Live mullet are working best.

The flounder bite is still good at the Stuart and Jensen Causeways as well as on the Sailfish Flats. Anglers are finding success using shrimp on a jig head or small mullet or pilchards.

Anglers at the Lantana Bridge have been catching croaker and sand perch on peeled shrimp.

Best bets for catching pompano

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Lake Okeechobee

On Tuesday at 9 a.m., Capt. Larry Wright had his clients into 26 largemouth bass. They were using live shiners and working the outside grassline in the Indian Prairie area. Though Capt. Larry said there were no giants in the mix, they did have several five- and six-pounders.

In addition to live shiners, Skinny Dippers and Speed worms have been working as have Z-Man Jack Hammer chatter baits in white and Zoom Horny Toads in watermelon red.

Though the spec bite continues to wane, they are still being caught in the Kissimmee River at night on grass shrimp.

The bluegill bite in the Harney Pond and Indian Prairie canals has started to pick up and they are being caught on crickets.

Alligator Alley

If you've got the time and don't mind a relatively short drive, the canals along Alligator Alley are firing right now. 

Capt. Pat Smith said at almost any exit, it's easy to get 150 fish in a day including oscars, peacock bass and more.

For the oscars, which in that area can get up to nearly two pounds, three or four weight fly rods are a blast.

report courtesy of The Palm Beach Post

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