The Snook Nook FISHING REPORT Always Bring Your Camera! 

November 2015



 fishing 11/1/15

              Finally the weather man is giving us a break, 21/2’ 6sec apart back to normal.  Talking with our
visitors from up north well lets say I sure love south Florida.   Last weeks wind brought every species  back
from all locations.  Blue fish at the surf edge,  Macs at the inlet, Trout, Reds the list is long and then we have
Wahoo, Kings and Dolphin plus Sails and the bottom bite and the list keeps going.
             Surf  has settled in spite  of beach arson , very active.  Anglers are casting their  spoons and finding
all they are looking for.  Blue fish, Jacks and Macs have been keeping anglers busy with the occasional  Snook to
test their equipment.  Early is best for the Snook but the rest have been in and out all day and plenty of Whiting
to keep you busy.  Cast top water and spoons with pieces of shrimp for the Whiting is keeping all busy but cut baits
sure gets a lot of attention, so do not forget the ice.  Preferred in coming tide but the fish have been there all day.
         Small boaters if you are not catching Trout you must be fishing else where.   From inlet to inlet the Indian River has been
the place of plenty of fish.  Looking to put Trout in the boat fish early casting top water, soft plastic or live shrimp
will find them with plenty of Blues, Macs and Jacks to keep you busy.  Early is best, may even find a Red Fish of two but
everyone else is home to keep you busy.  Snook, simple low light and a bridge that easy.  Now a slot fish may be a little
more difficult but you have plenty to catch.  All ways keep in mind they feed face into the current and a swimming tail
gets a lot of attention.  Tarpon of any size look in the inlet, season is changing. Look on the north side, plenty rolling,
preferred  live baits or bigger artificial.
          Looking off shore 200’ has been the number for Dolphin and not that many..  Those that have been caught have
been small, been quite few Sails in the same area.  Trolled baits were favored as the wind picked up, not much was said
about live baits.  Kings and Wahoo from 60’ north of the inlet again on trolled baits, anglers were busy fishing and
to fish closer it was Jacks and Blue fish.   Light equipment can make for a lot of fun playing with this group, crimp
the barbs off for easy quick release.    So fishing was slow over the week end but it was beautiful day to be out there.
fishing 11/8/15
           A little rain, a little wind, a change of temps and all you had to do was wait twenty minutes and it would change.  It
has been one of those weeks with a mix of all but that did not stop the fish.   Over cast mornings made for excellent  river
fishing, plenty of Trout eating top water, that Mirrolure  16m has been the one.  We are all guilty of have to try and the cool
part is it is working and yes the Reds are blasting it out of the water and yes I still can  not catch catch one on a top water.
We have had reports of fish from the Sail fish flats to the Power Plant with enough other fish to keep you busy.  Blues, Jacks and
Lady Fish enough that you will change locations.  A few anglers were fishing that west wide and doing real well but the wind
would have me on the move and what can I say I am old.   A few Pompano off that east bridge, no particular time, just had to
be there.  Snapper from the bridges has been excellent  with plenty of Blues to keep you busy and the Snook for the late night
angler, busy.  Snook in the dark hours, it seems it it moves they will pick it up. Top water and sinking all are getting attention,
watch those slots and they will feed face into the current.
         When looking at the surf I just was not sure, look strong but I  was  wrong.  Many anglers coming in to tell me about
the fish.   Blues to four pounds  and the cool part of it they were there most of the day.  Big Jacks, these fish will test your
ability and more big Whiting than you can count.  Out Blues make excellent table fare no mater what you have been told give
them a try.  Whiting need no help, hot of cold  make any dish perfect. Then there were a few pompano and they were big Pompano,
again no special time but worth the wait.  If you have not  tried cooking the fish whole, head on, then you filet the fish you
will not be disappointed.  The best part is the bite has been all day with all in the mix.  Do not forget the ice you are going to
need it.
          Off shore gave some anglers the day off and others that went out of the inlet some excellent catch's to report. The area to
the north in 150’ to 200’ is the zone, a weed line kept anglers busy with some nice Dolphin.   Did not hear about big
Dolphin but about a lot of Dolphin, some on live baits some on trolled but the rods were bent.  But the location for the Kings and
Wahoo was closer, 60’ to 80’ was the zone on deep dunning baits.  Going out of the inlet one should always have rod rigged for
a down bait, if your baits on top are swimming that one below is swimming just fine.   Bottom fish in the 60’ zone from the
power plant south to the Loran Tower has put plenty in the boat.  When going out the inlet keep in mind that water builds up at
the jetty so take a second look it  may save the day................................HENRY

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