🎣 Florida Fishing Reports 🐟 5-11-2020
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🎣 White's Tackle Fishing Report 5-11-2020 🐟 Stuart Florida "Good Morning, Offshore over the weekend has a few nice dolphin around in 120 to 200ft with a few sail mixed in. The snapper bite has been good with a few nice mangroves around with the bigger fish coming on live bait. The snapper bite on the beach has been good to with a few nice muttons in 15 to 20ft of water. It looks like the wind will stick around for a few days and hopefully get better for the weekend. Inshore the trout bite has been good to the south with a few nice fish around bear point to the power plant soft baits and top waters have produced the best at first light and right before sunset. The snook bite has been hit or miss in the inlet and bridges with a few nice fish around on live bait. There has been a few reds to the north around Vero shores with a few scattered snook around."
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🎣 White's Tackle Fishing Report 5-13-2020 🐟 Stuart Florida "Good morning all, hope you’re all staying safe and hopefully hitting the water a bit. The Indian River has remained remarkably clear for this time of year, making sight fishing opportunities more abundant, but at the same time making it a bit harder to fool them. Good numbers of Redfish are around, both on shorelines and on the flats, taking soft plastics and live bait. Some of the bigger Snook have continued to head towards the beaches, but there are still plenty of quality fish around on the flats. Seatrout numbers are also holding up well, on the flats and docks, taking a variety of things such as soft plastics and even topwater plugs. Snook fishing in the surf was heating up before the east winds made that difficult, but once things die down a bit that should resume, along with the large Jack Crevalle, Spanish Mackerel, and Bluefish that have been prevalent. Offshore has been pretty much unfishable of late, and won’t calm down for days. Fort Pierce Inlet has been good for Snook and large Jack Crevalle, with an abundance of Pilchards around, with higher tide being best. Have fun out there."
🎣 Jacksonville Fishing Report 🐟 Fishing is great Too bad the wind is blowing "In this week’s Jacksonville Fishing Report, strong winds will keep anglers away from the hot bite happening on the nearshore wrecks out of Mayport. Finding clean water is a must when surf fishing. And even though the wind has blowing hard all week, the northeast wind has kept the water clean. Spencer Brogden, an incredibly knowledgeable surf angler, said there have been plenty of nice pompano and bull whiting in the surf around Jacksonville Beach, and fishing has been best around the low tide. He said trout and black drum are scattered in the surf, and there’s plenty of sand fleas on the beach to save you a trip to the bait shop. The surf will be rough this weekend, so you should bring some sputnik weights with you to keep your baits pinned down if you decide to fish."
🎣 South Florida Weekly Fishing Report 🐟 May 14, 2020 "Inshore fishing: Along the beaches in the Jensen area, the whiting and croaker bite is still good. Fishbites, pieces of shrimp and clam strips, fished in the first trough, are working well. There are also good numbers of snook in the first trough and they are being taken on live croakers or swim baits. Tarpon are still cruising the beaches chasing schools of live pilchards. In the St. Lucie and Indian Rivers anglers are getting trout and snook from the bridges and flounder and redfish up towards the Fort Pierce area. There have been snook at the inlet, the Juno Pier and along the beaches the past week. With those fishing areas currently closed, it’s been anglers working them from boats who have been scoring. With the beaches scheduled to open on Monday, there should be good action for snook by surf anglers. Walking the beach and using a top water plug could produce good results."
🎣 Fishing Report Daytona Beach News Journal 🐟 Fishing Report: Redfish to the north and bluefish everywhere "Bluefish are everywhere and there’s a redfish invasion in Flagler as spring marches toward summer. Surf fishing, piers: The surf is super active right now, according to Capt. Mike Vickers Jr. (hammockbaitandtackle.com). “The surf has been producing a good number of whiting,” he said. “The pompano bite has slowed down but are still being caught along with some black drum. Also in the surf you need to be aware of the tax man (sharks) with the appearance of the pompano and whiting, the sharks have also shown up in numbers. We have seen a few redfish, too.”"
🎣 Juno Bait Weekend Fishing Outlook 🐟 (5/15-5/17/2020) "SURF/PIER: Up to the north the pompano are still biting, but action is definitely beginning to slow on them. Sandfleas, clams, and FishBItes remain the bait of choice for the pomps. Croaker are biting small pieces of shrimp in the first trough. Snook are starting to get out on the beach a bit more, along with the start of the tarpon moving north. NOt much of a forecast for the beach this weekend, but hopefully we will see some more access open up next week along with a little nicer weather!"
🎣 FLORIDA TODAY fishing report 🐟 Forget offshore fishing, snook season is open for two more weeks "The heavy surf forecasted this weekend is going to blow out any chance at fishing from the beach. When the winds drop out, expect the whiting fishing to be pretty good. There are still some huge jack crevalle, bluefish, Spanish mackerel and sharks within casting range. Look for the swell to smooth out in a day or two for good surfing."
🎣 May 15 fishing report from Byron Stout 🐟 "Winds howling up to 20 knots this week are expected to abate for the weekend. That's good news across the board for boaters, but if it ain't one thing..." "LAKE OKEECHOBEE: The hot bite on the Big O (as always in May) is the bluegill blitz, according to Roland Martin's Marina in Clewiston. Bedding areas, where bluegills congregate to fan saucers in the sand, are most abundant along Observation Shoal, Ritta Island, and along the lakeside edges of the Rim Canal. For the most meat, dunk crickets with a telescopic carbon fiber pole. For the most fun, cast a black/yellow stripe Beetlespin on ultralight spinning gear. Big bass always is lurking around bluegill beds, where live wild shiners work so well they should be illegal. Speed worms and Senkos in Junebug, black/blue tip, and watermelon red are the hot worms, and white, black-and-blue, and green pumpking swim jigs have been hot along the Shoal, after the morning topwater bite begins to wane."
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