December 16, 2017


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. 


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.