The Snook Nook FISHING REPORT Always Bring Your Camera!
Could the weather be any nicer, finally it is summer. Fish early and do not forge the sun screen. Off shore, from the beach or inshore the weather is perfect. Off shore we has reports from 40’ out and the cool part is it was all the fish from Dolphin to Wahoo from all size craft, lots of fish. Didn’t have a lot of big fish but a lot of quality, live baits and artificial they were all here. Up close it was the Kings eating live baits, 15 to 20lbs perfect for the grill, they were in sixty feet both north or south of the inlet. Dolphin were in 110’ not big fish but again these twenty pound fish, perfect.
Snapper was on bite with a AJ’s to keep you busy while waiting for the Grouper bite from 60’ out, just weighted a 15lb Mutton.
Wahoo from 50’ out, nice fish eating the down baits, these fish are just in the mix just swimming thru the area. Lots of Bonita bring some extra bait, the up side is the Black Fins are on the outer sides of the schools the cool part is these fish they are every where. Most interesting part of this week is no matter the species it seems they were there and did I mention the Cobia?
Surf it has been Snook (season is closed), Tarpon, Whiting, Croaker, Permit and a few I forgot. Preferred time is early, pay attention what size if the bait they are feeding on. These fish will focus on a size and that is what they will take, forget the rest. You know that you will release them take the barbs off, makes for a quick release. Plenty of Whiting and Croaker, so do not forget the ice, they are in all day. If you miss the early hour catch the high tide that will bring them in, just do not tell any one I told you so. Again they were every where, has reports from north to south, all day.
It is summer you have to fish early to catch Trout and Reds, a little hard to hide in that bight sun. I under stand you love top water baits and you can use them in low light, but. Fish those treed shore lines, check out the Power Plant it has the shore line that will to see the way.
Check out the St Lucie river it has plenty of deep water for you guy that are late morning anglers and fish deep or get up and get going. Still some of the big Trout with plenty of slot fish fish to fill the bag.
Red fish have been a hard find but they are there, just hard to get them interested so who cares with all that is going the rods will be bent. Summer fishing do not for get the sun screen....................................HENRY
Two weeks of beautiful weather, a little wind, seas that never went above three feet, I love south Florida.
Lets start on the beach, it is summer and the fish are here, great time to go for a walk casting a lure or just bring a seat with you and let the bait find the fish. Snook season is closed so all the slot fish will make their pretense known, Tarpon are rolling and then the Whiting with a mix of Croaker to keep you busy, pretty sweet fishing. Snook and Tarpon for the early angler casting plugs or you could use live baits of which there is plenty. Tarpon will test your limits from small to big they are al here, Snook will make you wish you could turn back time, but still fun to catch. Please do not drag these fish up on the sand, step into the water and release them. The sand wipes off their slime coat that protective coat that lets them glide thru the water. Plenty of Whiting to take home or use as live bait, that’s what the Snook and Tarpon are feeding on. Yes, there were some Pompano and Blues reported but only a few. Looking for a place to bend a rod come on down, do not forget your sun screen.
Off shore the Cobia bite is till on and from many locations, live baits preferred crabs have been the number one chaise. Anglers bottom fishing have reported Cobia but lots of Snapper, Aj’s and a few Grouper. Been hard to get a bait to the Grouper with all the Snapper and short Cobia on the reefs, notice I said short Cobia, 33” is the minimum. Good Dolphin bite, fish in the twenty pound class were the norm, from 100’/200’ eating live or trolled baits. King fish were in closer, not big fish but the one that makes a great dish from the grill, 68”/80’ north of our inlet. Black Fins were deeper, yes some up closer but if that was your target, 220’ plus.
Summer Fishing, fish early, watch the sun come up. Still a lot of big Trout with a mix of slot Reds but you have to be there early. After sun has been up for a couple of hours fish the shaded water or go to deeper water and slow down the fish will pick up the bait not attack it. Snook season is closed that is the reason they are in the Inlet, North Fork, South Fork, pick a bridge they are every where. Tarpon in the inlet, South Fork, North Fork, pick a bridge and they will be there, low light is the time.
Have great week...................................HENRY
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