The snook bite in the St. Lucie River continues to get better and better. The fish are still generally making their way towards the inlet and have been congregating around docks and bridges. Like the past few weeks, live baits are working best. Though pilchards do work, nothing is beating live croakers right now.
Also in the river, the pompano bite was good the past few days at the Jensen Causeway. Fish up to three pounds were caught on jigs in what was called 'one of the best bites all season.'
The anglers working jigs at the causeway also reported catching a few Spanish mackerel and croakers.
At the Stuart Causeway and up on the Sailfish Flats, anglers are still getting few flounder.
Along the beaches in Jupiter, though there are likely fish, including pompano and bluefish moving through, there's been so much sargassum that it's made it difficult to target them.
Anglers working the bridges spanning the Intracoastal Waterway in the south county area have reported catching croaker, sand perch and snook.
For the croaker and sand perch, peeled shrimp has been working well.
For the snook, a live croaker fished on the bottom with a three-ounce sinker and 6/0 circle hook on a 40-pound leader has been offering some anglers good catch and release action on some hefty overslot fish.
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In the canals adjacent to the lake the bluegill and shellcracker bite continues to heat up. The rim and Indian Prairie canals have been especially good for both bluegill and shellcracker, as well as cichlids. Worms and crickets are working well as are beetle spins.
The bass bite has been good in the early mornings for anglers working the outside edges of the grasslines.
In the mornings any moving baits, including swimbaits and crankbaits, in lighter colors are working well. After that bite begins to back off, switch to flippin' and pitchin' worms like Senkos and Speedworms in darker colors.
report courtesy of The Palm beach Post
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