December 16, 2017

Inshore

The Inshore bite has continued to be strong even though the water temperature has dropped. Pompano are starting to show up in good numbers. Along with a few Flounder and Tripletails. You can still find a good number of Black Drum, Red Fish and Sheepshead around the docks and bridges. The Seatrout bite is still going strong north of the Jensen Beach Causeway on the flats and Bear Point. The Snook and Jack bite has slowed down some due to the cold water but I expect that to change in the upcoming weeks. I'm still seeing some of the tail end of the mullet run. The water has cleared up drastically. If you are fishing around the Stuart inlet you can expect to run in to some Spanish Mackerel. Good bait to use this time of year are Jig heads with shrimp, and jigging them slowly back to the boat. Soft plastics like DOA and Gulp in natural colors when the water is clear on 20 to 25 pound leader. For the Mackerel and Pompano I really suggest using the T&A jig heads in pink and chartreuse. 

Offshore

The Sailfish bite has continued to be strong using small ballyhoo in the 80 to 200 foot mark. The Snapper bite has been good in the 60 to 80 foot range. The Kingfish bite has been good in the 60 to 90 foot with live bait. The Cobia have been cruising up and down the beaches in the 20 to 55 foot range. 

 

 

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November 30, 2017

Inshore

The inshore bite has been strong over the past few weeks and continues to get stronger as the weather improves. We have been catching sheepshead and black drum around the docks in the Indian River. Using Jig heads and shrimp for bait. We've been picking up a few pompano as a by-catch and consistently inshore slamming{snook, redfish and seatrout} almost every fishing trip. Fishing the Bear Point area has been producing quite a few trout and the occasional redfish on artificial like DOA and Gulps, with the darker colors working best. Tripletail are starting to show up in the Indian River and the St. Lucie River. Large snook and jack courville have been congregating around the seawalls and mangroves where you can find schools of finger mullet still trailing in from the mullet run. This time of year you can typically find large schools of fat snook around docks leading up to the ocean. The best technique for this is a small pilchard or live shrimp with a small split shot on the line.

Offshore

The sailfish are starting to show up in the 150 to 200 mark. The 65 to 80 foot snapper and grouper bite has been great on live bait and cut bait. A few cobia and permit have started to show up and being caught off of the wrecks. The king fish bite has been pretty consistent in the 60 to 80 foot. The dolphin bite has been strong if you can find the weed lines in the 150 to 300 foot range. The Wahoo bite out of Jupiter has been strong at first light. Looks like the weather is going to be excellent for this weekend with light winds and no rain. Tight lines and enjoy!