Friday, July 10, 2020

🎣 Florida Fishing Reports 🐟 Week of 7-6-2020


🎣 Florida Fishing Reports 🐟 Week of 7-6-2020

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🎣 White's Tackle Fishing Report 7-6-2020 🐟 Stuart Florida "Offshore yesterday the sail bite has been steady to the south in 80 to 100ft with live bait with a few scattered dolphin mixed in. The kingfish bite has been steady to the north with a bunch of small fish with a few good ones mixed in. The snapper bite has been ok during the day and at night with some nice mangroves around with both live and dead bait. Looks like the weather will be good the next few days hopefully you can get out before the storms. Inshore the trout bite has been steady around first light with a few reds mixed in soft baits and top water have produce well. The snook bite has been good in the inlet and the bridges on the outgoing tide remember season is closed so its catch and release till September."

🎣 Week of July 6 Sebastian Inlet District 🐟 Mangrove Snapper are running! "Tommy at Sebastian Inlet Bait & Tackle tells the fishing has really picked up.  Mangrove Snapper are running throughout the inlet and in the backwaters hitting on their favorite bait, live shrimp.  You have your choice of fishing spots at the Park to target these guys from land. Spanish Mackerel have been running pretty good too we hear.  They are biting on little spoons, jigs and Gotcha lures.  Your best bet – try the North and South jetties. We have been getting reports of massive Red Drum, again throughout the inlet system, with a few smaller keepers in between.  Use live shrimp here too and please remember your bag and size limits."

🎣 White's Tackle Fishing Report 7-8-2020 🐟 Stuart Florida "The calm conditions continue, with early morning west winds making the surf look like a lake. Bait on the beaches includes Pilchards, Threadfin Herring ( greenies ), glass minnows, and croakers. Snook activity is picking up in many places, with some really solid fish being caught. Spanish Mackerel, Jack Crevalle, Ladyfish, sharks, and Tarpon are also getting in on the action. Inshore, the afternoon rains and heat have combined to make much of the water dirty, but Snook and baby Tarpon are being caught around culverts and outflows, but fish early or late to avoid the heat. Offshore, Sailfish activity has been about as good as its been all year, with some good numbers being put up by several boats, on both live bait and trolled ballyhoo. The inlets continue to produce good Snook catches, but remember that the season is closed."

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🎣 Daytona Beach News Journal Fishing Report 🐟 Locals bring in big hauls as summer heats up  "The fish are biting up and down the coast, and locals can’t reel them in fast enough. Surf Piers: Roy Mattson (royssurffishing.com) said they’ve been seeing smaller pompano along the beach, redfish in the inlet, and flounder along the reef and pier. Capt. Mike Vickers, meanwhile, filed this report from Flagler. “The surf from Flagler beach to Matanzas inlet has been producing good numbers of whiting, a few flounder, trout, black drum, reds, and tarpon.”

🎣 Florida Today Red snapper season 🐟 Florida's east coast anglers need to know 2 new federal regulations  "Red snapper season will be short and sweet along the U.S. Atlantic Coast this year — just four days. Anglers can keep the popular fish on July 10, 11, 12 and 17 before being relegated back to releasing the red snapper they catch. Any angler who has fished for them during such brief seasons over the past 10 years is aware of the typical regulations in federal waters, which begin three miles offshore: No size limit Bag limit of one red snapper per angler per day Non-stainless steel circle hooks (offset or non-offset) required when using hook-and-line gear with natural baits in waters north of 28 degrees north latitude. The 28th parallel north runs through Palm Bay, Florida. The regulations were designed so anglers would not fish an entire school trying to catch the biggest one. The idea is to catch one red snapper per angler, then go fish for another species somewhere else"

🎣 Jacksonville Fishing Report 🐟 Red snapper season is (almost) here. "In this week’s Jacksonville Fishing Report, read about what you need to know heading into this year’s red snapper season. The circus returns to Mayport on Friday, the long-awaited opener of this year’s four-day red snapper season. The season runs from July 10th to July 12 and will reopen for the final day on July 17. You’re now required to register for a free State Reef Fish Angler endorsement from FWC if you will be bottom fishing. And starting July 15, bottom anglers will also be required to have a descending device on their boat. Snapper have been abundant on local reefs this summer, even on the public inshore numbers. The hard part will be finding a parking spot at the boat ramps, even for boaters not participating in the highly popular season. If your boat doesn’t live at a marina, you better wake up early this weekend. Surf anglers have been catching lots of big whiting and a few nice pompano during the last week, said Spencer Brogden. It can be easy to overlook surf fishing during the summer, but last week proved you don’t have to go far to fill the cooler."

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🎣 St Augustine FISHING REPORT 🐟 Snapper madness on tap for the weekend "The Atlantic Of course the big news here is the opening of a four-day red snapper season starting today. It runs today, Saturday and Sunday and one extra day July 17 — next Friday.
If you wonder why we have only four days a year to target red snapper, join the club. It should be noted here that Florida’s Gulf Coast will enjoy a 45-day season this year. The fish stocks are similar, but the Gulf waters are ruled by a different federal group than the Atlantic. That’s really just the beginning of the idiocy handed down by our South Atlantic Fish Management Council (and oxymoron if ever there was one). They’ve also come up with some new regulations for this year’s snapper season, but have done little to advertise the brand-spankin’ new rules thus far. They might be better termed “traps.”" Worth your time to visit the link to St Augustine to read the breakdown of traps. They list a make believe line around Palm Beach needing to fish only non stainless offset circle hooks on private boats. A new regulation for those on private boats requires a free state reef fish angler designation to snapper fish. Obtain from any fishing license place or at GoFishingFlorida.com. Visit StAugustine.com for more.

🎣 Juno Bait Weekend Fishing Outlook 🐟 (7/10-7/12/2020) "Surf Pier-  The main game in town right now along the beach and at the pier will be snook.  For the most part live croakers and sandperch will be the best bet for the snook (especially the bigger ones).  Don't overlook a chunk of dead bait as an option for the snook as well.  If your into throwing lures for the snook a small paddletail or bucktail jig is good during the day.  At night throw bigger swimbaits and flair hawk jigs for best results.  North of Jupiter Inlet the tarpon are still around in good numbers.  They are still hanging around the minnow schools for the most part and remain locked on smaller baits.  Hogy paddletails remain a great lure choice around the minnow schools.  A handful of Spanish Mackerel around, as well as good numbers of blue runners in the surf as well."

🎣 July 10 fishing report from Byron Stout 🐟 It's hot, to no one's surprise. Somewhat surprisingly, the extreme heat and lack of rain haven't put the big chill on fishing prospects "LAKE OKEECHOBEE: Roland Martin's Marine Center in Clewiston reports bass biting well along Observation Shoal, around  Tin House Cove on the north shore, and in Pelican Bay at the Big O's southeast corner. Fish Kissimmeegrass and reed lines early with white or clear Spooks, and go to watermelon red, junebug or black/blue flake Senkos or Speed Worms as the sun rises. Swimbaits in Houdini, Lane Toad and White Lightning patterns also have been productive. Then again, nothing beats a live wild shiner, as Kansan Hunter Leonard found out on his trip with Roland Martin Marina Capt. Mark King. For bluegills, dunk crickets or cast black/chartreuse Beetle Spins along the Shoal, Ritta Island, or around lily pad patches along the Rim Canal. A large bloom of bluegreen algae has been concentrated in the northern half of the lake, but waters along the south end have been clear this week."

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Friday, July 3, 2020

🎣 Florida Fishing Reports 🐟 Week of 6-29-2020


🎣 Florida Fishing Reports 🐟 Week of 6-29-2020

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🎣 Sebastian Inlet District Week of June 29 🐟 Tarpon, Red Drum, Snapper and more! "Fishing has been pretty good on the North and South jetties, in the inlet channel and around the western flood shoals.  Reports of large Redfish have been streaming in.  Use your live shrimp to target them as a favorite bait and remember your FWC bag and size limits.
Anglers have also reported catching Mangrove Snapper, Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel.  You’ll find the Mangrove Snapper migrating throughout the inlet and in the backwaters biting on live shrimp.  Try the jetties for targeting Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel.  Cut bait is the way to go for both or use your silver spoons for the Bluefish and your Gotcha lures for the Spanish Mackerel. We hear that schools of large Tarpon have been running the beach, hitting on live bait, swim bait, plugs and spoons.  You’ll find some Jacks mixed in too."

🎣 White's Tackle Fishing Report 6-29-2020 🐟 Stuart Florida "Good Morning, Offshore over the weekend was slow with a few dolphin scattered around in 100 to 200ft with a few sails mixed in live bait was the bait of choice. The snapper bite has been good on 60 to 80ft with a few fish over 10lbs around with a few decent grouper around . The weather looks good the next few days so hopefully you can make it out. The beach fishing has been good with a few tarpon and big jack in the bait schools to the south of Ft Pierce with a few small kings mixed in. Inshore the trout and red bite has been steady around first light to the north around harbor branch to Vero shores with a soft baits and top water. The snapper bite around the bridge and channel edges."

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🎣 White's Tackle Fishing Report 7-1-2020 🐟 Stuart Florida "Surf fishing for Snook, Spanish Mackerel, Tarpon, Jack Crevalle, and Ladyfish has been good, but there will be beach closures starting Friday in Martin and St. Lucie counties for the weekend, and Vero Beach beaches will be limited to only residents. If you are heading out before that, take plenty of Hogy Paddle Tails or similar, and spoons and jigs for the Spanish. Seatrout fishing in the Indian River continues to be good, but the bite is early and over. Some larger Snook are still around as well, along with the occasional Redfish. Fort Pierce Inlet State Park will also be closed this weekend. Sebastian has been producing good number of Snook, but remember it’s closed season. Offshore has been very slow, with only some smaller Dolphin around 200′ of water, and fairly sparse. Be safe out there this weekend, and good luck!"

🎣 Traveling through Florida this July 4th weekend? 🐟 Here’s what you need to know about beach closures and mask mandates "A guide on where to go in Florida, based on mask requirements and beach openings. With a long weekend ahead of us, Floridians may be considering a short in-state trip — especially since states including New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are requiring visitors from Florida to quarantine for two weeks. So where can you go, what’s open and are masks required? It depends on the city. Here’s an overview of openings, restrictions and guidelines across the Sunshine State."

🎣 South Florida Weekly Fishing Report 🐟 July 2, 2020 Palm Beach Post "Along the beaches in the Jensen area, there have been lots of tarpon rolling and busting while chasing glass minnows. There have also been big schools of jack crevalle on the prowl. Use a topwater lure, something big and noisy, like a Zara Spook, and work it fast to get there attention. After that hold on tight. The bridges spanning the St. Lucie and Indian Rivers have been a bit slow recently as the water is a little funky. That said, there have been a few black drum caught at the quarter bridge. Along the beaches in Jupiter, there have also been good numbers of tarpon chasing glass minnows. The Jupiter beaches are also seeing large numbers of snook. Though there are plenty at, and in, the inlet and in the Loxahatchee River, there seem to be a lot on the beaches this year. If you’re looking to catch a few walk the beaches and try one of the LIVETARGET lures that resemble local baitfish. Then cast into the trough and bring it in slowly, right up to your feet. Most of the fish are being caught within 30 feet of shore. There has been good action for croaker and whiting along the Jupiter beaches using small pieces of shrimp in the first trough. Anglers fishing the Boynton Inlet have been catching snook, tarpon, Cubera snapper, permit and black tip sharks."

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🎣 Fishing Report 🐟 Offshore, Ponce Inlet producing best catch Daytona Beach News Journal  "The local summer fishing pattern means getting up early to go fishing to avoid the heat. Surf, Piers. Gene Lytwyn filed this report from The Fishin’ Hole in downtown Daytona Beach. “Surf fishing is producing some whiting, along with a stray bluefish, pompano and bonnet head shark,” he said. “Fishing pompano rigs, baited with shrimp or Fishbites, during an incoming tide cycle, is usually best.” Roy Mattson (royssurffishing.com) said Flagler Beach Pier anglers are still waiting for a kingfish run. In the meantime, they are catching flounder, black drum, spadefish and pompano. Mattson said the tackle of choice right now is a banana rig. Capt. Mike Vickers Jr. (hammockbaitandtackle.com) said Flagler County is seeing whiting, sharks, black drum, some flounder and a few pompano and trout."

🎣 FISHING REPORT St Augustine 🐟 Feds tag 4-day red snapper season "It’s been wide open on the beaches and local reefs and wrecks for king mackerel this week. But if you want to be certain to find fish, head out and get behind a shrimp boat. This is about the worst month in years for finding pogy pods — other than in Salt Run. One charter captain figures the shrimp boats are the only game in town for hungry kingfish, tarpon and sharks. The boats are shoveling bycatch off the decks and the fish are following behind. Captain Guy Spear reports a 50-pound kingfish caught on a spinning reel with dead squid on a trip out Thursday. But the tarpon are thicker than most all the charter guys have seen in years — or ever. It’s just crazy out there. And while we’re on the subject of crazy, let’s talk about federal red snapper management. They announced this week a four-day red snapper season set for June 10-12 and July 17. It will be the usual one fish per person per day and there are no upper or lower slot limits. That will again ensure anglers will understandably target only the big sow snapper over 20 pounds. These are the fish that will lay as many as 75 million eggs a season — or 4 billion eggs in a lifetime. If that’s called a fishery management plan..."

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🎣 July 3 fishing report from Byron Stout 🐟 This Fourth of July weekend will be hotter than the proverbial firecracker. And there should be fishing fireworks as well. "LAKE OKEECHOBEE: Roland Martin Marina manager Ramon Iglesias reports great summer bassing, but "The summer heat will definitely play a factor, so the morning bite is the best bite." He sent in a shot of Jess, Louie and Joe Bartoletti from Chicago with a summertime whopper that took a wild shiner on an outside grass line in Pelican Bay, with Capt. Bo White. Over at Roland Martin Marine Center, Brad Lytle reports bass have been biting around the East and West Wall areas out of Clewiston, north along Observation Shoal, and in the Tin House Cove area on the north shore. The drill is to start with a white or clear Spook (zig-zagging topwater) and switch to soft plastic as the sun rises. Six-inch Senkos, Speed Worms, swimbaits have been good in watermelon red, junebug, black/blue flake, Houdini, Copperfield, Lane Toad and White Lightning, and swim jigs in bluegill patterns have been productive. Bluegill have been biting on crickets and Beetlespins along the Shoal, around Rim Canal lily pad patches, and at Ritta Island."

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Friday, June 26, 2020

🎣 Florida Fishing Reports 🐟 Week of 6-22-2020


🎣 Florida Fishing Reports 🐟 Week of 6-22-2020

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🎣 Sebastian Inlet District Week of June 22 🐟 Fishing Action About the Same, Weather Turned for the Better "We have been getting some mixed reports with better action offshore/inshore but fishing has been decent on the North Jetty, and other areas in and around the inlet.  Anglers have been seeing some Mangrove Snapper, Red Drum, Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel. Live shrimp seem to be the favorite bait for targeting Mangrove Snapper.  Red Drum will hit on those too off the North Jetty, and don’t forget the catwalks and T-dock, particularly during the tide change.  Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish both hit on cut bait, and use your silver spoons for Bluefish and Gotcha lures for Spanish Mackerel."

🎣 Discussion post from Florida East Coast Surf Fishing YouTube 🎣 "Have not had time to go Surf Fishing since the shutdown 🐟 Work and life have been in the way. Hoping to wet the line as soon, missing my downtime." Work and life have changed for many since this shut down craziness. Work and life for us has gotten busier, others had the rug pulled out from under them. We are praying for everyone dealing with consequences of these events. For as many as there are individuals, there are that many changes. Find strength in prayer. God Bless America!
Update on Canaveral National Seashore: Canaveral National Seashore is Open Daily 12 PM - 8 PM (for those who fish the sunrise, no good)

🎣 White's Tackle Fishing Report 6-24-2020 🐟 Stuart Florida "Summer is here in full force, with heat index numbers over 100 degrees in the afternoons, so be safe out there and drink plenty of water. The beaches have been the bright spot of late, with plenty of glass minnows showing up, and Spanish Mackerel, Snook, Jack Crevalle, and some Tarpon have been around with them. Hogy Paddle Tails and other swimbaits have been most effective. but spoons and plugs have also been good. Much of the action has been south of Fort Pierce Inlet. Offshore has been pretty quiet, with some smaller Kingfish in the 70-80 foot range being the only bright spot. Seatrout have been active early, including on topwater plugs, but the heat thru the day has made most other things hit and miss. Good luck out there!"

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🎣 Jacksonville Fishing Report 🐟 Kingfish bite remains strong  "When it gets hot in Mayport, it’s hard not to catch fish. There’s just no guarantee you’ll catch anything worth the trouble of cleaning. Sharks, tarpon, ladyfish and big jacks are in the river and inlet, giving anglers the chance to catch world-class caliber game fish without straying far from the boat ramp. The kingfish bite remains strong ahead of this weekend’s Kingbuster tournament, although the pogie pods vanished."

🎣 Daytona Beach Fishing Report 🐟 Catch heats up under the summer sun "The area has gone into summer fishing mode. Anglers are fishing early in the morning or at night to escape the heat. SURF, PIERS: Gene Lytwyn at The Fishin’ Hole said his customers report whiting in the surf. Roy Mattson (royssurffishing.com) goes fishing everywhere from Jacksonville to Melbourne. He said the big catch from the piers and along the beach includes black drum, pompano and redfish. Capt. Mike Vickers Jr. (hammockbaitandtackle.com) said the waters along the Flagler coast are holding whiting, flounder, plus a few pompano and sharks"

🎣 St Augustine Fishing Report 🐟 FISHING REPORT | Kingfish thick on local bottom "The offshore trolling has pretty much come to an end for mahi and wahoo. The easy way to remember this is that Father’s Day is usually the last of the striking fish for a while - other than big barracuda and some kingfish. The local reefs and wrecks are covered in king mackerel. Most of the fish are in the 15 pound range, though some 20-plus pounders are being caught. The bonito are a little bit of a distraction,but the scourge of sharks has yet to show up. Last summer you could count on sharks eating more hooked kingfish than the anglers chasing them. Pogies have been tough to find either north or south of the inlet here. There’s bait on the local reefs and wrecks for sabiki rigs. The tarpon are showing up around and inside the inlets. They are also behind the shrimp boats dumping bycatch after a drag. There were a couple of hookups reported off Matanzas Inlet Thursday. Surf fishing continues to be slow. There are a few undersized pompano being caught. They prefer water in the high 60s and surf temperatures are in the low 80s now. Whiting continue to be tough to target. And if you do find them, many are small, fewer are decent and fewer still are what we’d call bull whiting. I don’t know where they’ve all gone over the past few years, but the fishery is ailing for sure."

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🎣 Ed Killer TCPalm Fishing Report 🐟 As glass minnows move along, look for tarpon, kingfish and sailfish to be near other bait "It's summertime on the Treasure Coast and the fishing patterns are pretty much in line with the weather patterns. On any given day, there can be plenty of fun and on given day there can plenty of lightning. So be careful and watch those afternoon storms. Offshore, anglers may find dolphin scarce, but a few will be caught. Snapper fishing will be pretty good providing a coldwater upwelling does not begin. Kingfish are in 25-100 feet of water around small reefs where there are schools of bait holding. On the beach, snook, croaker and whiting will be caught. Remember, snook are catch and release until Sept. 1"

🎣 Juno Bait Fishing Report 🐟 Weekend Fishing Outlook (6/26-6/28/2020) "SURF/PIER The glass minnow schools remain scattered up and down the beach, and the fish aren't far behind.  Snook, tarpon, jacks, blue runners, and others are all taking advantage of the easy meals.  Small flashy jigs, spoons, swimbaits, and small swimming plugs are all a good way to go around the minnow schools.  The Juno Beach Pier continues to produce good catch and release snook action, as does Jupiter Inlet.  The snook are also along the beach in very good numbers right now.  Calm clear conditions provide for good chance to sight fish some big ones cruising in the first trough."

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🎣 June 26 fishing report from Byron Stout 🐟 Almost breezeless days may be making it hot in the city. But the calm waters offshore have been on fire for fishermen! "LAKE OKEECHOBEE: This time of year, hordes of South Carolina anglers come to the Big O for crickets, and usually leave with plug-in freezers packed with bluegills. But Cole Hawkins showed palmetto state anglers know something about catching big bass on artificials, too. He caught a pair of 7-pounders early on a Poppin' Frog, and then switched to Senkos and swim jigs for 3- to 5-pounders that would have been good for a winter-like tournament sack of 30 pounds. He was fishing Sunday along Observation Shoal with Capt. Jose Betancourt out of Roland Martin's Marina. Roland Martin's Marine Center in Clewiston reports bass also biting well along Kissimmeegrass and reed lines around Ritta Island and on the East and West Wall areas. Topwaters early, and swimbaits including EZ Swimmers and Big EZs by Gambler, and Reaction Innovations Skinny Dippers have been hot later in Houdini, Copperfied, Lane Toad and Killer G colors. Swim jigs in bluegill patterns also have been good. Crickets, red worms, and Beetlespin lures have been good for bluegills along Observation Shoal, the West Wall, and Ritta."

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Friday, June 19, 2020

🎣 Florida Fishing Reports 🐟 Week of 6-15-2020


🎣 Florida Fishing Reports 🐟 Week of 6-15-2020

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🎣 White's Tackle Fishing Report 6-15-2020 🐟 Stuart Florida "Offshore over the weekend was a little slow with a few dolphin and sails scattered in 80 to 120ft live bait has produced the best. There where a few nice wahoo around first light in 120 to 160ft to the south. The king fish bite was slow with some fish around in 60 to 80ft hopefully the water cleans up and the fish will move back into the beach. Inshore the trout bite was good around round island with a few redfish mixed . The inlet and bridges have had a few nice snook around on live bait. The tarpon bite has been good around the power plant to Walton rocks with a few snook mixed in find the bait and you will find the fish. We just got some new color Xtratuf boots in Blue, Black, White in ladies we have Seafoam and Blue with neon pink so stop on in and check them out."

🎣 Sebastian Inlet District Week of June 15 🐟 Mangrove Snapper, Red Drum, Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel "Despite the usual afternoon thunderstorms we see over the summer, the weather this past week was better and looks to be more of the same this week.  Hot but sunny days with some isolated showers here and there.  So for all you anglers, find some time to go drop a line... The action has been decent, not great, with some mixed reports.  Mangrove Snapper have been hitting on live shrimp and fisherman out on the North Jetty have been bringing in Red Drum, Bluefish, Blue Runners and Spanish Mackerel.  We’ve heard reports of Snook biting too, but remember they are out of season and catch and releasee only until September 1."

🎣 Roosevelt Bridge at “risk of an imminent collapse” US Coast Guard urging boaters to stay away from area

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🎣 White's Tackle Fishing Report 6-17-2020 🐟 Stuart Florida "We’ve got a bit nicer conditions for a bit, so hopefully you can take advantage. In the Indian River, the early morning Seatrout bite has been good, with topwater plugs such as Zara Spooks or Rapala Skitterwalks working well early, along with soft plastics as the sun gets higher. There have also been a fair amount of Redfish mixed in. The surf has improved, with much of the seaweed having been deposited onshore, and with lighter winds producing calmer conditions. Snook, Ladyfish, Spanish Mackerel, Tarpon, and the occasional Kingfish are working the bait schools up and down the Treasure Coast. Hogy Paddle Tails, spoons, suspending plugs, and jigs are all working. The inlets are producing Snook at night, but remember that the season is closed. Offshore, there have been decent numbers of smaller Kingfish caught, as well as some larger Wahoo in close as well."

🎣 South Florida Weekly Fishing Report 🐟 June 18, 2020 Along the beaches in the Jensen area there is an excellent bite for whiting and croaker. Bloodworm Fishbites or frozen shrimp in the first trough will produce the best results. There are also still some pompano around. Again bring the bigger rods to get baits including sandflea Fishbites and live sandfleas out a ways as they are staying a bit farther off the beach. There has been a nice tarpon bite inside the Lake Worth Inlet the past week. Using live bait in the early mornings and late afternoons has been producing good results. Anglers fishing off the jetties at the Boynton Inlet are catching mangrove snapper, grunts, snook, tarpon and jack crevalle using live shrimp, live sardines and cut finger mullet. Working the beaches around the inlet using cut shrimp has produced catches of small permit, whiting and croaker. Along the flats in the Intracoastal Waterway near the Boynton Inlet small permit up to eight pounds are hitting jigs tipped with shrimp during the first two hours of the incoming tides. At the Lantana Bridge anglers are catching sheepshead on cut clams and live crabs. Sand perch, small jack crevalle and mangrove snapper have been hitting live shrimp and peeled frozen shrimp fished on the bottom."

🎣 Fishing Report: Daytona Beach bottom fishing booming 🐟 "Surf/Piers: Gene Lytwyn at The Fishin’ Hole said the catch is easing up along the beach. “Surf fishing has slowed up a bit,” he said. “Mostly whiting, small sharks and spots are being caught. Stick with the traditional pompano rig baited with shrimp, sand fleas or Fishbites.” Capt. Mike Vickers Jr. (hammockbaitandtackle.com) offered this report from Flagler. “The surf has been producing with scattered reports of pompano mixed with some redfish, black drum and whiting,” Vickers said. “The Flagler Beach Pier is open with a limited capacity and limited hours, with catches of flounder, black drum and kingfish.”

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🎣 FLORIDA TODAY fishing report 🐟 Father's Day weekend fishing should be pretty good "Surf: There have been plenty of croaker and whiting caught, which many people prefer for a fish fry. Whiting reubens, if you never had one, are awesome. There have also been schools of glass minnows, or anchovies, in the trough. Everything that swims have been tearing them up from tarpon to jacks to blue runners to Spanish mackerel and bluefish. Cast small silver spoons or diamond jigs to get bites."

🎣 Juno Bait Weekend Fishing Outlook 🐟 (6/19-6/21/2020) "SURF/PIER:  The past few days has saw  the water from Jupiter Inlet south looking pretty dirty and brown (Lots of fresh water in it).  Water to the north of Jupiter Inlet has looked better and the fish have noticed.  While the Juno Beach Pier has still been producing some Spanish Mackerel, jacks, and fair amount of snook.  The bulk of the action has moved up to the north.  Jupiter Island and Hobe Sound  beaches have had a lot of very large glass minnow schools, and lots of predators close behind.  Bonita, jacks, snook, tarpon, and even a few random late season bluefish have all been in the minnow schools up to the north.  A small flashy jig or spoon, small swimbait, or swimming plug are all good choices for fishing around the minnow schools.  Pompano reports slowed this week, but sounds like a handful of them are still being caught up to the north."

🎣 June 19 Fishing Report from Byron Stout 🐟  "Wahoo, mutton and red snappers, blackfin tuna, and big groupers are among the best offshore catches ever reported here. Which is not to say inshore fishing is anything less than great. LAKE OKEECHOBEE: Roland Martin's Marina Capt. Mark King reports bass biting "pretty good" in the lake's rising waters, up almost a foot, to 12.19 feet above sea level, as the Kissimmee River (85 percent of inflows) and other tributaries run off."

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Friday, June 12, 2020

🎣 Florida Fishing Reports 🐟 Week of 6-8-2020


🎣 Florida Fishing Reports 🐟 Week of 6-8-2020

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🎣 White's Tackle Fishing Report 6-8-2020 🐟 Stuart Florida "Offshore yesterday it calmed down a little and a few boats managed to get out a few dolphin where reported in 150 to 200ft with a few big wahoo around up to the north live bait produced most of the fish. The bottom bite has slowed down with the rough weather but should pick back up soon. The weather looks good the next few days so hopefully you can get out. Inshore over the weekend the trout and red bite was steady to the north around Vero shores to round island with a few big snook mixed in. The inlet and bridges have had a few flounder around with live shrimp and live bait. The snook bite has been good in the inlet but please remember its catch and release season is closed."

🎣 Week of June 8 🐟 Anglers Waiting for a Break in the Weather… "Our friend Tommy has seen more Mangrove Snapper around as you’d expect heading into the summer season.  Use live shrimp to target them. He’s still seeing some nice Pompano here and there, hitting on clams and sandfleas, and anglers are bringing in Red Drum, Spanish Mackerel, and Bluefish on the North Jetty.  Cut bait works well for Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish, or you can try silver spoons for Bluefish and Gotcha lures for the Spanish Mackerel.  Blue Runners were running day before yesterday and they will hit on a variety of baits.  Try dead shrimp or smaller jigs."

🎣 2020 Fee Free Entrance Days Canaveral National Seashore 🐟 Check Alerts and Conditions
August 25 – National Park Service Anniversary
September 26 – National Public Lands Day
November 11 – Veterans Day

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🎣 Palm Beach Post South Florida Weekly Fishing Report 🐟 June 11, 2020 "Along the beaches in the Jensen area there has been a good pompano bite the past week. Not huge numbers, but nice-sized fish. Bring the big, 12-foot rods if you have them as they are not in the first trough but a ways out. They are most likely avoiding the spinner sharks that are cruising the beaches the past week. The pompano are being caught on crab- and sandflea-flavored Fishbites. The spinner sharks are following the schools of glass minnows which started showing up last week and are now in the area in force. At the Roosevelt and Stuart Causeways there has been some excellent snook action. There have some big ones that are likely feeding before the spawn. Use big swim baits or jigs like a flare hawk as they are hugging the bottom some because of the freshwater up near the surface.
Working the beaches from Jupiter Inlet to the Juno Pier, anglers are catching snook on lures resembling sardines or using live pilchards, croaker or sand perch. In the Loxahatchee River, snook and jack crevalle are being caught around the dock lights. Boynton Inlet anglers have been catching croaker, whiting and sand perch using cut shrimp. Snook, snapper and tarpon have been hitting live shrimp and pilchards fished on the bottom. At the Lantana Bridge, anglers have been catching sheepshead, small permit, sand perch and croaker using cut and live shrimp."

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🎣 Daytona News Journal Fishing Report 🐟 Snook catch goes from mild to wild "The snook catch is getting all the attention just as the highly-sought game fish goes out of season. SURF, PIERS: Gene Lytwyn at The Fishin’ Hole said the primary catch from the surf and piers is whiting. “Surf fishing is moving into a summertime pattern, with mostly whiting being caught along with several spots, small bonnet head sharks and an occasional pompano,” he said. “Fishing early or late with pompano rigs and dead shrimp or Fishbites will do the trick.” Farther north Capt. Mike Vickers Jr. (hammockbaitandtackle.com) reports the surf has been giving up pompano mixed with some redfish, black drum and snook. “The Flagler Beach Pier is open with a limited capacity,” Vickers said. “They are catching flounder, black drum and sheepshead.”

🎣 FLORIDA TODAY fishing report 🐟 Dolphin, redfish, snook and tarpon lead the catch forecast  "It's going to be a wet weekend, but for those that go fishing, the bite is going to be pretty good. Look for snook, tarpon, redfish and dolphin action. Florida Today. Remember the drought? Most on the Space Coast would say they can't even remember when we were dry. Low lying neighborhoods this weekend may flood and more rain is on the way from a system of tropical moisture covering the southern Gulf of Mexico. The flooding rains are creating several problems. Here are some helpful tips:
Don't drive into ponds, canals, ditches or lakes.
Don't boat on streets.
Walking catfish have no daily bag limit.
Some of the storms will have lightning so anglers must be watchful of that. Any fishing trips will require rain gear, but like longtime Florida fishing guide Capt. Squeeky Kelly always says, "The fish are already wet." So go fishing. Just be careful doing it."

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🎣 FLORIDA TODAY fishing report 🐟 Tarpon will bend rods and snook can be caught, too. "It's been rainy, but big tarpon can be caught along the beaches while smaller ones are in the lagoon. Snook fishing is good, too, but are all release. Florida Today. Heavy rains have produced plenty of runoff. Salinity levels have dropped in many places of the Indian River Lagoon and surrounding waterways. It's meant anglers have had to fish a little differently. Tarpon and snook are being caught because they could care less. Redfish and black drum are also being caught inshore. Along the beaches, there have been glass minnows moving north. To fish, glass minnows are like candy, so everything that swims has been in them."

🎣 Juno Bait Weekend Fishing Outlook 🐟 (6/12-6/14/2020) "FRIDAY...East northeast winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Chance of showers in the morning. Slight chance of thunderstorms. Slight chance of showers in the afternoon.
SATURDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.

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🎣 June 12 Fishing Report from Byron Stout 🐟 "Runoff from soaking rains over the past week have darkened local waters a bit, but the fishing outlook couldn't be brighter. Winds shouldn't be too bad this weekend for jaunts way offshore for red snapper. This year's 45-day season for recreational boats started Thursday morning. Tarpon and snook remain abundant right along the beaches, where we got a good mangrove snapper report this week. And somebody needs to tell the big bass they don't get caught in June, in South Florida." They haven't heard. LAKE OKEECHOBEE: Ramon Iglesias at Roland Martin's Marina in Clewiston reports "The water has risen over a foot in the last 10 days, and the bass are liking it." Best bets still are outside grass lines early with spooks or toads; then stick worms and speed worms, or swimbaits, all in dark colors, according to Brad Lytle of Roland Martin's Marine Center. For bass, the East and West Wall areas have been good. Last weekend's full moon had bluegills biting well on crickets, worms, and ultralight spinnerbaits along Observation Shoal, the Clewiston walls and Ritta Island, where they should be a little farther off the reed lines this weekend."

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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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