The Snook Nook FISHING REPORT Always Bring Your Camera!

 

August 2011

 

FISHING 8/30/11

Just another beautiful week in south Florida and the fishing has been spectacular. If you are planning a trip opening night your mouth should be watering for a fried Snook sandwich, the Snook have moved in to all the area bridges to pick and bully the first wave of mullet with the Tarpon joining in as well. Fishing the Jensen causeway one angler was cursing the Snook, “every time is cast to a Tarpon a pesky Snook would snatch my mullet”, I am sure his attitude will change come Thursday. Trout have stayed consistent between the Jensen and Stuart causeway on both sides of the river. Fish early, before sun up cast a top water then switch to something that works below the surface, bend a rod for a couple of hours and then go have breakfast.

Causeways are not only place to find these fish; anglers fishing the surf from Walton Rocks to Shuckers have found plenty. These fish are feeding on Glass Minnows tight to the shore line; look for the birds they are the biggest tattle tails on where these fish are hiding. Plenty of Whiting, Croakers and Sand Perch to fill your bucket as well, a small piece of shrimp will do the trick, keep it close, short cast is all you need they are at your toes.

Off shore conditions have shaped up nicely with nothing but a little roll to deal with. King Fish bite remains steady from 30’ to 60’, but the Bonita are there in force. Try getting you bait down deeper in the water column to avoid these pesky bait stealers, the fish you want are below the Bonita any way. Dolphin bite has been steady since the storm passed, start looking I 80’, but do not get stuck in one area look for debris and weed lines, find that and you will find them. Few Sails but no pattern, anglers fishing to the south get a bait down, 24oz trolling lead and blue and white Islander with a ballyhoo or strip bait and see “Hoo” might make that reel scream. ………………………….Capt. Justin

Next week we will find that Snook, I promise……………………………………..Henry

 

 

FISHING 8/9/11

Yes, we need rain, but not all at once and not every day. Afternoon showers are as reported not two weeks of rain every day starting at 3: pm, enough. The only good thing is after fishing just pour the bleach over the boat and it will rinse automatically. Plan your trips early or later and the rain will not be a problem.

Surf anglers have found the Tarpon are chewing; the area between Shuckers and Nettles Island access has been the location for bait, lots of small baits and a favored spot for the Tarpon, Snook and some mighty big Jacks. Look for the bait balls, that is when the fish are eating not to say they are not fowling a school but when you see the bait all balled up the fish are eating. Snook tend to follow the bait, Tarpon will just roll through them and the Jacks, well it is sort of crash and grab but if you want Varity, fish bait with the same profile. Tarpon will focus on a size, Snook not quite as picky and the Jacks, if it moves eat it. Fish early and beet the rain, Whiting and Croaker all good size, there all day and just a pitch not a cast will put you in the fish.

Off shore it was not a busy week but anglers found Dolphin at 90’ out of the Ft. Pierce Inlet from out inlet it was 60’, 100’, and 130’ not far from the inlets. These fish were gaff size from 12 to 25lb Dolphin, holding on weed and temp lines, small Kings north of the inlet and that ever “elusive” bone heads are every where. Good reports of Sails not quite pesky but plenty of them and the Black Fins are at the Hill. Bottom fish seams to have slowed but then not too many anglers have gambled on the rain, bottom has slowed not much current.

In shore finally some Reds on the west bank of the river, Walton road, county line and the flat behind the Dolphin Grill have all been very productive and the time was not an issue or the tide. These fish were in 18” of water all slot size fish. Trout mix in the same areas but most of the good Trout fishing was on the east side. Tarpon at Big Mud all day, not hungry, at the bridges during the dark hours is when they get their appetite going and the Snook, well they know the season closed. Had several anglers ask about the Blue fish in the river????? I don’t know why they are here but watch your fingers and I sure like how they handle a rubber bait. Plenty of Drum, Snapper and Sheephead to keep anglers busy at the causeways a piece of shrimp will get them and yes it is raining as I am typing.

Till next week do not forget you rain poncho…………………………………Freddie

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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