Tuesday, August 13, 2030

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Friday, June 5, 2020

🎣 Florida Fishing Reports 🐟 Week of 6-1-2020


🎣 Florida Fishing Reports 🐟 Week of 6-1-2020

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🎣 White's Tackle Fishing Report 6-1-2020 🐟 Stuart Florida "Good Morning, Offshore over the weekend the dolphin bite was good with a few nice fish around on both live and dead bait . The snapper bite has been good in 60 to 80ft live bait has produced the best for the bigger fish. The kingfish bite has been good in 60ft with a bunch of little fish with a few nice ones around. The weather looks like it will be nice the next few days so hopefully you can make it out. Inshore the snook bite has been good around the inlet and on the beaches remember snook season closed last night till September. The trout bite has been steady to the north with a few nice fish on soft baits with a few reds around . The snapper bite at the bridge has been good with live shrimp and white baits."

🎣 Sebastian Inlet District Fishing Report 🐟 Week of June 1: Bring on the Summer Fishing!  "Fishing has been better off the North Jetty, but don’t pass up the alternatives at Sebastian Inlet State Park for a productive day. Try the South Jetty, the catwalks and the T-dock. Use your clams and sandfleas for targeting Pompano.  Cut finger mullet or silver spoons work best for Bluefish.  Same with Spanish Mackerel, but they’ll hit on Gotcha lures too.  Use shrimp and sandfleas for your Sheepshead and Mangrove Snapper seem to prefer the live shrimp.  Snook season is officially closed, so remember to use the appropriate catch and release techniques to preserve our fisheries for future generations."

🎣 Captain Greg's Fishing Report for June 2020 🐟 Port Canaveral, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach, and Orlando. We are so overdue for a stretch of calm seas that statistically it has to happen, so I am going to bank on it. Calm sea conditions equal big time fishing opportunity up and down Cocoa Beach, along Port Canaveral channel and North of the Canaveral shoal. Bait fish such as threadfins, scaly minnows and hopefully pogies show up and are easy to spot on calm days. Calm seas also allow the water clarity to get right. Clean water and bait equals fantastic live bait trolling for smoker king mackerel, big tarpon, bonito, barracuda, jack crevalle, sharks and the occasional cobia. This is easy summertime fishing so start your day early and go home happy by the heat of the day. Goliath grouper fishing is really good along the channel, close wrecks,  terminals and channel markers so get the biggest bait you can find dead or alive and let it soak."

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🎣 White's Tackle Fishing Report 6-3-2020 🐟 Stuart Florida "Good morning folks. Looks like we’re socked in to an ugly weather pattern this week unfortunately. Offshore has been fairly rough, so not a lot to report there except for some scattered Dolphin and a decent Kingfish bite in 60 feet of water. The inlets have been productive for Snook, and the dirtier water that will likely result from this rain won’t hurt. Surf fishing is pretty tough right now due to big waves, dirty conditions, and seaweed. With the runoff from all this rain, sight fishing in the Indian River is unlikely, however the flow from relief canals, spillways, and culverts will certainly draw plenty of Snook, baby Tarpon, and others to them, making for some great fishing. Jigs, DOA CALS, Live Target swimbaits, and plugs will all get results. Best of luck, and hope you get a weather window to enjoy some outside time."

🎣 Canaveral National Seashore 🐟 will be moving forward with a phased re-opening of some areas of the beach access areas to include parking lots and boardwalks and restroom facilities beginning June 5, 2020, 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM.

🎣  Daytona Beach News Journal Fishing Report 🐟 ‘Monster’ snook and grouper starting to bite  "MOSQ. LAGOON, INDIAN RIVER: Capt. Michael Savedow (EdgewaterRiverGuide.com) sent along this dispatch from southeast Volusia. ”(We were) out a couple times last week in Edgewater Backcountry and the surprise catch in the back waters was a permit. Also catching a few redfish, sea trout, jack crevalle and ladyfish. Savedow said they’ve been using live shrimp and shad-tail sinking jigs."

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🎣 South Florida Weekly Fishing Report 🐟 June 4, 2020 "Inshore fishing: Along the beaches in the Jensen area, there are still good numbers of croaker and some whiting in the first trough. A double-hook rig using either Bloodworm Fishbites or pieces of shrimp will get the job. Those croaker you may catch are also excellent bait for catching and releasing the snook that are cruising and hunting in the first trough. In addition to croaker, the snook are being caught using spoons, which can resemble the glass minnows that have recently shown up along the beaches in the area. Anglers working the flats in the Indian River near Bear Point and Middle Cove are catching good numbers of snook. They are being taken using D.O.A. Shrimp and D.O.A. Cal lures. Along the beaches in the Boynton area surf anglers have been catching permit, jack crevalle and tarpon in the early mornings and again around dusk. The permit, some of which have been up to 35 pounds, are being caught using bucktail jigs and Chasebait Smash Crabs. The jacks and tarpon are being caught throwing two- to four-ounce Crocodile Spoons as well as top water plugs including Zara Spooks in blue and silver. At the Boynton Inlet anglers are reporting catching croaker, sheepshead, mangrove snapper and snook."

🎣 Indian River Lagoon Coast Fishing Forecast 🐟 June 2020 Indian River Tom Van Horn "Hot summer days in Central Florida are brutal, so wise anglers and the fish will take advantage of the cool nights, early morning and late evening hours to feed and stock their prey. So, adjust your routine in June, July, and August, by fishing at night, during the predawn hours, and in the late afternoon after work and reap the rewards of the summertime fishing bonanza. Look for the tarpon and shark numbers to increase along the beach, and let us not forget about the schools of large jack carvalle and the tripletail as both fisheries are cranking up. Remember, snook season closes this week, so let’s give them a chance to relax a bit."

🎣 DeWitt column 🐟 Family fishing ain’t for the faint of heart "For those who may be blissfully ignorant of such matters, there are basically two types of fishing: serious fishing and family fishing. Serious fishing occurs when a devoted angler ventures out into the wild alone, with no distractions, with only one quest in mind: to catch fish. It’s man vs. nature in an almost spiritual battle. It’s just you and the fish. And maybe a few crickets and reds. Wondrous, magical things can happen while a sportsman is engaged in serious fishing. If he keeps quiet and still, Mother Earth will come alive around him. The breeze will blow, deer will bravely sip at the water’s edge, birds will sing Psalms to him, and the fish will leap into the air and bite topwater. The serious angler will soon find himself fighting gigantic fish after fish, the fish of his dreams, each one an adventure worth writing about. To be short, serious fishing is fun and truly fulfilling on many levels. And then there is family fishing. If serious fishing is like the Sabbath in a sacred temple, then family fishing is like a Sunday on Omaha Beach during the early waves of the D-Day invasion of Normandy."

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🎣 Juno Bait Weekend Fishing Outlook (6/5-6/7/2020) 🐟 "SURF/PIER-  Still a surprisingly good bite from some late season pompano over the past week.  Sandfleas and Fishbites remain the bait of choice for the pompano.  Look for the early morning and late afternoon to be best.  Spanish Mackerel are still being caught at the Juno Beach Pier, with white crappie jigs being the lure of choice for them.  Catch and release snook fishing remains very good at the Juno Beach Pier and in the Inlets."

🎣 June 5 fishing report from Byron Stout 🐟 "Snook, redfish, trout, and tarpon have been biting in the briny, and bass and bluegill have been holding up the freshwater end of catches. A great bonus has been water clarity uniformly reported as crystal clear, ideal for sight fishing. LAKE OKEECHOBEE: Roland Martin Marina Capt. Jose Betancourt reports good bass action from Cochran's Pass on Observation Shoal, counterclockwise around the lake to Ritta Island, starting early with topwater baits along outside grass lines, and switching to stick worms or critter baits thrown into the grass as the morning warms. In the heat of the day, the best bet is throwing crankbaits around rock piles in the deeper water of the Rim Canal. Brad Lytle of Roland Martin's Marine Center, also in Clewiston, reports Spook or frog topwater good early, with Senkos and Speed Worms in watermelon red or junebug colors, or soft swimbaits like Big EZs or Skinny Dippers in Houdini, copperfield or lane toad colors have been hot. For bluegills, crickets, red worms, or Beetlespin lures have been doing the job off Clewiston on the West Wall and around Ritta, or on the north end in the Tin House Cove area."

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Friday, May 29, 2020

🎣 Florida Fishing Reports 🐟 Week of 5-25-2020


🎣 Florida Fishing Reports 🐟 Week of 5-25-2020

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🎣 White's Tackle Fishing Report 5-27-2020 🐟 Stuart Florida "Fishing over the weekend was obviously challenging due to the weather, but there have been some bright spots. There are still plenty of fish in the Indian River, and while sight fishing may get a bit tougher due to runoff, the activity around culverts and the relief canals has already concentrated some fish, mostly Snook and baby Tarpon. DOA CALs, Hogy Paddle Tails, and plugs have all accounted for good catches when they’re flowing. Seatrout continue to be active, and with the overcast conditions have been taking topwater plugs later in the day than usual. Surf fishing has been rough and weedy, but the weed started to dissipate this morning and the water is starting to clear, so fishing should improve shortly. Look for Snook and Spanish Mackerel to return to the beaches as soon as the water clears a bit more. Spoons, plugs, and soft plastic paddle tails should provide plenty of activity. Offshore has been fairly silent with the tough weather, but there have been Dolphin intermittently , The inlets and bridges continue to produce Snook, with this week being the last chance for a keeper for a while. Tarpon are starting to show up early and late in the inlet as well. Good luck out there."

🎣 Daytona Beach Shores’ Sunglow Pier enjoys fishing monopoly 🐟 "While Flagler remains shuttered, 25 miles to the south Sunglow is teeming with customers. “People are wanting to get out and about,” Zona said. “People want to get out in the fresh air and sunshine. We have been quite busy.” Sunglow, which is home to Crabby Joe’s restaurant, opens at 7 a.m. and there are generally a handful of anglers ready to rush the gate. The pier closes at 9 p.m. It costs $7 to fish from Sunglow, which is privately owned by Blickman Properties Inc. “But that’s all day,” Zona said. “People will come up, go fishing, leave to go swimming or walk on the beach then come back and fish some more.” Zona said anglers are self-distancing from each other. The majority of fishermen don’t wear masks. Newsom said the Flagler Pier opens again it likely won’t require anglers to wear masks “because of the wind.” But the pier remains closed until further notice."

🎣 FISHING REPORT 🐟 ICW slow: Local reefs worse "The Atlantic: The county pier is open for business again. Catches there seem to be the summer tale over the past few years of a dearth of decent whiting and plenty of rays, baby sharks,and tiny drum. The pompano bite is north of us now. We are getting a thin run of under-slot pomps, but that will end soon enough. I wasn’t able to find any reports from the local reefs and wrecks. That’s probably due to both the weather and the lack of bait out there — hence the lack of predators."

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🎣 Jacksonville Fishing Report 🐟 Mediocrity in Mayport "in this week’s Jacksonville Fishing Report, conditions have been far from ideal, but anglers are still catching redfish inshore and kingfish at the nearshore wrecks. I’ll stop short of saying the fishing stunk this week - after all, plenty of people caught fish - but the bite has been a little disappointing. After weeks of red hot fishing at the nearshore wrecks, it sounds like the bite has gotten stale. There’s still a decent kingfish bite out there, although bait scarcity and wind have been impediments. Capt. Kris Kell said he’s jigging up live bait on some of the wrecks with sabiki rigs, and those baits produced a good bite of kings when the weather finally let the mosquito fleet fish offshore on Sunday. My buddy William “Big Boy” Goodling didn’t bother finding live bait and had the kings fired up on good ol’ fashioned ballyhoo. When the wind was blowing too hard to fish offshore, Kell said the redfish bite at the jetties was good. If you can’t find finger mullet, he said shrimp on a jighead - or even frozen cigar minnows - works fine in a pitch."

🎣 Juno Bait Fishing Report 🐟 Weekend Fishing Outlook (5/29-5/31/2020)
 SURF/PIER: The Juno Beach Pier has had pretty solid snook action this week.  The snook have been biting live baits, dead sardines on bottom, as well as swimbaits early in the morning.  Spanish Mackerel action has also been good at the pier, with white crappie jigs being the best lure choice.  Still a fair number of late season pompano around, especially as you travel a little farther north."

🎣 FLORIDA TODAY fishing report 🐟 Snook season closes, but dolphin and snapper are biting "Snook season is closing to harvest, but dolphin, snapper and redfish action is good.

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🎣 May 29 fishing report from Byron Stout 🐟  The weekend outlook for anglers could hardly be better, with light winds, strong tides, and excellent solunar periods predicted for fishing. "LAKE OKEECHOBEE: Brad Lytle of Roland Martin Marine Center in Clewiston reports good bluegill fishing with crickets and Beetlespin lures, although the fish have moved into deeper water between bedding sessions. Fishing outside of the vegetation lines starting at Tin House Cove on the northwestern shore, and circling counter-clockwise along Observation Shoal around to the West Wall and Ritta Island has been most productive. Bass have been lurking in the areas where bluegills have been most productive, with dog-walking topwater baits and frogs hot in early morning, and Senkos and Speed Worms in watermelon and junebug better as the sun gets up. Swimbaits by Gambler (Big EZ Lane Toads) and Reaction Innovations (Houdini Skinny Dippers) also have been hot when rigged with 1/8-ounce belly hooks."

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Friday, May 22, 2020

🎣 Florida Fishing Reports 🐟 Week of 5-18-2020


🎣 Florida Fishing Reports 🐟 Week of 5-18-2020

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🎣 White's Tackle Fishing Report 5-18-2020 🐟 Stuart Florida "Good Morning, Offshore over the weekend not many people got out Saturday but a few fished yesterday and some nice dolphin where reported in 150 to 200ft to the south off the power plant with a scattered sail around. The bottom fishing should get good with some nice snapper around with a scattered around grouper. Its looking like the weather the next few days should be ok to get offshore for at least a half day before the storms move in. Inshore the snook bite has been good with live bait around the bridges and in the inlet with a few big guys around. The trout bite has been steady with a few big fish around to the north around Vero shore and the Moorings flats top water has produced the best around first light. The snapper fishing has been good around the bridges and on the channel edges with live white baits and shrimp."

🎣 Week of May 18 Sebastian Inlet 🐟 Snook, Reds, Bluefish and Pompano "As you head back out to Sebastian Inlet State Park to enjoy world-class fishing, we hear there has been decent action on the North Jetty.  Tommy from Sebastian Inlet Bait & Tackle tells us anglers are bringing Snook, Redfish, Bluefish and Pompano over the rails. You’ve got a few more weeks to catch Snook before the season closes for June, July and August. Get your live shrimp to target Snook and Redfish at Tommy’s and support your local small business! Best to use spoons for Bluefish and clams for targeting Pompano. Tommy said there has also been lots of smaller pan fish like Spottail Pinfish, Margates and Sheepshead hanging around.  You may want to try the South Jetty and catwalks too, and please help our friends and Rangers at Sebastian Inlet State Park by maintaining social distance and following all posted rules.  For your convenience on the North Jetty, distances of 6 feet have been marked off."

🎣 White's Tackle Fishing Report 5-20-2020 🐟 Stuart Florida "Good morning all. With a long weekend ahead, hope everyone gets a chance to hit the water. Snook fishing in the inlets has been good, particularly on live bait, with Sebastian getting the nod as top producer of late. Surf fishing has produced plenty of Spanish Mackerel on small spoons, flies, and jigs, and some decent Snook catches as well on soft plastics, but few Pompano. Nearshore there have been schools of big Jack Crevalle and a few Tarpon to stretch your string, as well as Spanish Mackerel. Offshore, the Mangrove Snapper bite has been quite good in 60 to 80 feet of water, and Dolphin fishing in 180 to 200 feet of water has been hit and miss. Inshore, Snook fishing along the flats and shorelines has been quite good, with some bigger specimens falling for Pilchards. With the continued clear water conditions, sight fishing for Redfish has been steady as well. Seatrout have been active early on top water plugs, while soft plastics have been the most effective during brighter times. Good luck out there, and stay safe."

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🎣 South Florida Weekly Fishing Report 🐟 May 21, 2020 "Snook and tarpon are still cruising through the troughs as well in those areas. Best bet for the snook is still to use a small croaker. Also, off of the beaches in the Jensen Beach area have been some bluefish and Spanish mackerel. Throwing a shiny spoon has been working. In the St. Lucie and Indian Rivers anglers fishing from the bridges are catching snook, some black drum, sheepshead and a few flounder on the flats off the Jensen Causeway. Most are being caught using shrimp on a jighead during the outgoing tide. Snook are also being taken during the incoming tide using live pilchards as well as a night using Flair Hawk jigs. Anglers working the inside of the Lake Worth Inlet are having a blast catching tarpon, snook and jack crevalle. All three are being caught using live pilchards on light tackle."

🎣 Fishing Report 🐟 Big bass caught in St. Johns, Tomoka rivers "SURF, PIERS: Gene Lytwyn at The Fishin’ Hole said the surf has been good to anglers in recent days. “We’ve seen surf fisherman finding pompano and whiting again,” he said. “Also some are scoring on bluefish and a few bonnethead sharks. Surf fishing should improve over the next few days as the murky water settles out to clear conditions. To the north Capt. Mike Vickers Jr. (hammockbaitandtackle.com) said Flagler surfcasters are catching redfish and black drum. “There are still reports of pompano and plenty of whiting being caught,” he added.”

🎣 ST AUGUSTINE FISHING REPORT 🐟 Flounder bulking up "Surf fishing has been real tough lately. I have never seen such a dearth of whiting. They’ve just disappeared. I don’t think there’s a huge commercial catch of them, so I’m stumped at their disappearance locally. Some point to beach renourishment as the culprit, but I doubt that. The last of the pompano are moving through on their way north. Surf temperatures are at their maximum comfort level here."

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🎣 Jacksonville Fishing Report 🐟 Flounder and reds inshore; anglers eye the ocean as wind lays down  "In this week’s Jacksonville Fishing Report, we discuss the flounder and redfish bite in the St. Johns River and the possibility that the ocean could reopen in time for the long weekend to allow anglers to target kingfish, mahi and grouper. Last week’s big blow kept the fleet inshore, where the flounder and redfish reports have been a mixed bag of great and mediocre. The wind is trying to lay down in time for the long weekend, and everyone is licking their chops to get back to the ocean to catch kingfish nearshore and troll for mahi in the bluewater over the three day weekend. However, a the former Tropical Storm known as Arthur, which is traveling back south from far offshore of the Carolinas, will be pumping out ground swell, making for considerable, albeit spaced out, seas. (And some fun surf starting Thursday.) Although the beach is again navigable after last week’s weather, the pogie pods that were there before the ocean closed last week are nowhere to be found. The world is a little short on optimism these days, so I say you should make plans to brave the crowds and fish. Those with enough boat and the sea legs to handle some swell are making plans to go deep as we speak. If you want to stay close, there should be plenty of action between the jetties and backcountry. And don’t forget the surf: it hasn’t turned into a bathtub yet, which means it’s probably worth checking for whiting and pompano."

🎣 Juno Bait Memorial Day Weekend Fishing Outlook (5/22-5/24/2020) 🐟 "SURF/PIER-  Reports have been a bit slower than expected from the Juno Beach Pier and local beaches this week as anglers hit the boards and sand after a two month break. Calm clear conditions (Monday-Wed Morning) and now a building swell for a few days will further complicate getting the reports dialed in. The snook are starting to show up on the beach, and at the pier. The water temp is still a bit cool, so the snook are not fired up on the lures just yet. On the pier live baits (which have been a bit tough to come by) and dead sardines have been the ticket for the snook. Lots of glass minnows on the beach over the past few days, with a decent number of Spanish Mackerel following along with them. Tarpon have been along the beach in goods numbers as well.  The tarpon for the most part have been out of range from shore bound anglers. The Jupiter Inlet has had a few snook around, along with a good number of moonfish.  Not much to report on the pompano locally this week, but reports of fish up in Martin County and farther north continue to come in. FishBites and sand fleas remain the bait of choice for the pompano."

🎣 May 22 fishing report from Byron Stout 🐟 "With regrets, it's my duty to report that if you haven't been fishing, you don't know what you're missing. But it's been good. With regrets, it's my duty to report that if you haven't been fishing, you don't know what you're missing. But it's been good. There just is no better time to fish in Southwest Florida waters, which of course are famed, and rightly so. Offshore anglers are hooking up with permit and blackfin tuna, sometimes within sight of land, and the usual suspects have been biting very well on the bottom."

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