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!