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The Bonita are back, it
must be summer. Off shore anglers have been talking about big schools at most
depths keeping the crew on their toes. Most boats leaving our inlet are
Sails, Kings any thing but Bone Heads, they can go
though your baits as fast as you put them in the water. I use them as a gauge,
when they show that usually means it is the end of the wind and cool weather,
summer. Dolphin have made a reasonable showing in the 80 to 100 ft of water,
Sail fish at the 110 mark and the Kings started at the 30' mark. Yes the
Bonita are every where in between so bring some extra bait or how about some
light tackle and catch a few Bonita. Serious fighters on light and fly tackle,
more fun the Spanish Mac's. Tuna hang around under the Bonita eating what
they let fall, you know they are there, run two baits down before you get to
the school. This method guarantees you wont find a school and you can bring
home the Dolphin and the Wahoo for dinner. Bottom fish has been all types of
Snapper, should be a good week for the muttons and while you are out there you
rigged the extra rod for Cobia?
Turbid surf may have slowed the beach
fishing but this is a new day. The turbity leaves the quickly and the blues
will be there, still plenty of whiting and the Pompano are there for that long
cast. Look for the Pomps at the color line, where the turbid meets the blue
water, cast beyond and bring it back to that area, the fish will be on that
edge. Now if summer is here we should start to hear about Snook and tarpon on
the beach, warm water is the key.
Three feet of depth across Herman's Bay
and you will be in the Trout, water is still a little turbid, anglers have had
limit catches on dark color rubber baits. But we have had reports of
limitsTrout catches from the St Lucie river both north and south fork, plenty
of trout. The Reds have been on the move, anglers report schools, but they
are not eating. Get ahead of the school, you can see how they are traveling,
be out in front and let them come to you. The go to bait, a gold spoon, slow
retrieve and be ready, one maybe two shots at the school. Plenty of Drum,
Sheephead, Jacks, Lady fish, Blues and yes Snook at every bridge.
Fishing is good, you just have to get a
bait wet, where is the camera????????
Wind, who cares we have plenty of areas that you can fish and be out of the
wind. But then if you are a Snook angler you love the wind, the stronger the
better. When the water is splashing up on the walk way that is the time. Big
Snook and plenty of them. This is the time to break out the big equipment,
do not bring a knife to the gun fight. All the bridges are the favored
locations, strong tidal movement and wind mixing up the water sweeps the
small and not so strong species through the narrows and the big fish know.
Snook are a big strong fish and they can and take advantage of the
conditions and they do. Twenty pound tackle, 1 1/2 to 3 ounce jigs, big Wind
Cheaters and big deep running baits will find plenty of fish. You need the
weight to fight the currents and you need the heavy tackle to control the
fish. When the water is splashing up on the cat walks any time is a good
time. Bring the camera you will have plenty of photos to take home.
From JC Park stay tight on the east
shore, the water will be flat, less turbid and the Trout, Reds, Jacks and
Pompano will be there. The east bank from the Stuart Causeway south again
with Trout, Pompano and Jacks will keep you busy. The east side of the St.
Lucie in the Hells Gate area Pompano, Blues, Jacks all out of the wind. The
North and South Fork of the St. Lucie report Pompano, Reds and Trout all in
the quiet water and there is plenty of it. So the next time the wind blows
there is a list of locations and I am sure there is plenty more, another
reason I love this area. Favored bait has been a free lined live Shrimp with
a split shot on the leader, smaller swimming rubber baits, jigs and the old
stand by MirrOlures.
As the surf settles the bigger Blue
Fish will make a strong show, casting Spoons, big Top Water and cut mullet.
Yes they taste like fish but not that strong taste you get from the northern
fish. Wait for the sun to warm the edge and the Whiting will be there and
maybe a snook or two will follow these fish in. Pompano, look for the color
line from blue to turbid, be ready for a long cast, they will be on that
Off shore that east wind will line up
the weed, color, and temp lines visit all three no mater the depth. The east
winds will bring the action in that much closer but like most of us with
smaller boats we will have to wait until we are comfortable with conditions.
Enough reading, lets go catch a
Summer is coming and I can hardly wait, enough cool and enough wind, I
vote for summer. I want live bait in the inlet, won't be long now. Live
bait in forty feet and coming this way. As the temps become stable the
water temps will also and the bait will not only move in so will the fish.
Dinner is here and so are the fish, excellent King Fish bite in forty to
sixty feet, run one down to get their attention and the rest will follow.
Big jacks mixed in so pay attention to your equipment. The Dolphin bite
starts in the one hundred fifty foot area Sails at the two hundred mark
but every day they are moving closer and as the bait moves in and closer
to the surface. the fish are just looking for dinner and it is here, did I
mention the Cobias on the bait pods? Location, straight out the inlet, how
easy is that. Still plenty of Spanish Macs south of the inlet, keep that
pitch rod rigged and ready, all of the above travel in schools.
Walking the surf edge the Blues are
putting on weight, Pompano for that long cast and for the group that likes
to sleep in, Whiting early afternoon. Now if I want to get a Snook knowing
they like the warm water, early after noon would be the time, warm water.
Trout through out the area in
three feet of water, using live shrimp or a bait that will work below the
surface. Few Red Fish, not limit catches but from the Indian River all
through the St. Lucie River I have had catches reported. Pompano at the
bridges, Pompano in the St. Lucie, look what happens when we let mother
nature take care of the water and leave man out. Fishing is looking real
good, come on down and get a bait wet...............Henry
MARCH 3, 08 FISHING
TROUT SEASON IS OPEN, NO THEY WILL NOT CHANGE THE SLOT SIZE ON THE SNOOK, AND
THERE WILL BE NO SEASON FOR GOLIATH GROUPER AND ANY DAY FOR THE COBIA. THAT
ANSWERS ALL THE MOST ASKED QUESTIONS LETS GO CATCHA FISH.
LOTS OF SLOT TROUT, THE BIG TROUT KNOW THE SEASON IS OPEN BUT IF YOU ARE
LOOKING TO TAKE HOME A FEW YOU WANT THE SMALLER FISH. GOOD CATCHS REPORTED ON
ALL BAITS. JERK BAITS, MIR-O-LURES, SOFT RUBBER SHRIMP, SPOONS THE LIST GOES ON
AND THE LOCATIONS JUST AS MANY. FROM THE NORTH AND SOUTH FORK TO THE INDIAN
RIVER THE TROUT BITE IS ON. MOST FISH IN THE FIFTEEN INCH SLOT AND A FEW TO
TWENTY INCH ALL IN THE SLOT. THE BITE HAS BEEN ON IN THAT TWO TO THREE FEET OF
WATER ALL DAY WITH PLENTY OF SLOT SNOOK MIXED IN TO KEEP YOU PAYING ATTENTION.
RED FISH A LITTLE DIFFERENT, NOT SURE WHERE THEY GO AFTER SUN UP, THE BITE IS
EARLY. SLOT SNOOK IN THE FLATS, HIGH TIDE MID AFTER NOON HAS BEEN THE MOST
PRODUCTIVE TIMES. THE POMPS CONTINUE TO KEEP BAITING ANGLERS. THREE HERE, TWO
THERE AND PLENTY TO SEE JUST NOT HUNGRY. BRIDGE ANGLERS THE SAME, GOOD RUN FOR
TWENTY MINUTES THEN QUITE, THE FISH ARE HERE AND IN NUMBERS FROM THE NORTH FORK
TO SOUTH BRIDGE IN FT. PIERCE, DEEP AND SHALLOW JUST NOT HUNGRY. NYLURES, DOC’S
JIGS EVEN A SHRIMP ON A CORK WILL CATCH THEM, THE QUESTION IS WHEN. ANGLERS THIS
MORNING REPORT A BITE AT THE JENSEN BRIDGE BUT I KNOW BUY THE TIME I GET THERE
IT WILL BE OVER. BIG SNOOK AT THE BRIDGES DURING THE DARK HOURS, LEAVE THE RULER
AT HOME AND BRING THE CAMERA, THESE FISH ARE WELL OVER THE SLOT, CHARTRUCE FLAIR
HAWKS ARE THE BAIT OF CHOICE. SKIM THE BOTTOM WITH THE JIG, SIXTY POUND MONO
LEADER AND HANG ON YOU WILL FEAL THE THUMP. LOTS OF DRUM, SHEEPHEAD, LADY FISH
AND JACKS TO KEEP YOU BUSY. HEARD ABOUT SOME SMALL TARPON HANGING OUT IN THE
INLET, NOT A TARGET, MOST JUST GAVE THESE FISH PLENTY OF ROOM.
OFF- SHORE STILL SCATTERED, NO PATTERN, NO REASON JUST THERE. THE ACTION ZONE
HAS BEEN ONE HUNDRED TO TWO HUNDRED FEET ALL WEEK. ON THE CATCH LIST IS QUALITY
DOLPHIN, SAILS A FEW SMALL WAHOO AND KINGS. THESE FISH WERE HERE AND THERE AND
YOU HAPPENED TO BE THERE THE SAME TIME AS THEM. ANGLERS GOT ONE SHOT AT THEM AND
IF THEY MISSED IT OFF TO TROLL LOOKING FOR THE NEXT, ONE HERE ONE THERE. LIVE
BAIT CONTINUES TO BE A HARD FIND WHAT WITH THE CHANGING SURFACE TEMPS, BAITS ARE
ALL DEEP. PLENTY OF MULLET ON THE INSIDE TAKE SOME OUT; MULLET ARE A SNICKERS
BAR TO MOST FISH OR A BRIGHT MYLAR SEA WHICH OVER A BALLY HOO TOP THE BAIT LIST.
A GOOD TIME OF THE YEAR FOR A TEASER CHAIN, LET THE FISH KNOW YOU ARE THERE, ANY
THING TO CATCH THEIR ATTENTION.
SURF ANGLERS, STILL PLENTY OF BLUE FISH, AND MORE BLUES. THIS IS THE TIME
WHEN THE BIGGER BLUES START OT SHOW AND YEWS THERE IS PLENTY IN THE RIVERS. BUT
TO THE BEACH IT HAS BEEN BLUES AND MORE BLUES. EARLY, LATE IF YOU ARE A BLUE
FISH FAN OR JUST WANT SOME THING TO PULL ON THE LINE TAKE A WALK ON THE SURF
EDGE. FEW POMPANO UP CLOSE BUT THE LONG CASTERS HAVE CAUGHT THEIR LIMITS. HOBE
SOUND AND FREDERICK DOUGLAS ARE THE TWO THAT THE LIMITS ARE COMING FROM. NICE
WHITING CATCHS REPORTED IN THE EARLY AFTER NOON WITH A FEW CROAKERS MIXED IN.
PAY ATTENTION THE BIG JACKS ARE THERE ALL DAY AND THEY WILL TEACH YOUR EQUIPMENT
TILL NEXT WEEK ANY THOUGHT ON THE LIVE THURSDAY NIGHT CAST?????????????????
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