🎣 Florida Fishing Reports 🐟 Week of 8-17-2020 😎👍
🎣 Sebastian Inlet District Week of August 17: Summer doldrums.. 🐟 "Hot summer days at the inlet with the typical afternoon thunderstorms rolling through are the norm this time of year. We hear the fishing action has been pretty much the same with lots of Mangrove Snapper around. You’ll find them throughout the inlet system so try your luck at a new fishing spot somewhere in the State Park. You’ve got lots of options – the jetties, catwalks, shorelines, by the tide pool cove and the T-dock. The favorite bait to target Mangrove Snapper is live shrimp so go see Tommy at Sebastian Inlet Bait and Tackle before you head out to get your supplies. There have been some Red Drum around Tommy tells us, a few Spanish Mackerel, Jacks and Blue Runners too. Your best bet is on the North and South jetties. Spanish Mackerel will hit on little spoons, Gotcha lures and jigs. Use live shrimp to target Jacks and Blue Runners will hit on a variety of smaller baits and lures. Use shrimp, clams or sandfleas to target the Red Drum. We know anglers are anxiously awaiting the start of Snook season set for September 1. We will be posting more information in the next two weeks on bag and size limits, and any relevant information from FWC and Sebastian Inlet State Park officials."
🎣 White's Tackle Fishing Report 8-17-2020 🐟 Stuart Florida "Offshore over the weekend was a little slow with a few sails and dolphin around in 60 to 80ft with live bait. The Kingfish bite has been good with a few nice fish around to the north with on the reef. Baits has been hard to find with a few around 12. The snapper fishing has picked up with the water cleaning up a little. Inshore snook bite has been good on live bait in the inlet and around docks. There has been a few good reds to the north around Harbor Branch with soft baits and top water around first light. The beach fishing has been steady to the south around the power plant."
🎣 White's Tackle Fishing Report 8-19-2020 🐟 Stuart Florida "Surf fishing has been very good the last several days, with Snook, Tarpon, Spanish Mackerel, Ladyfish, and Jack Crevalle roaming the beaches up and down the Treasure Coast chasing glass minnows and occasionally mullet. Hogy Paddle Tails in the 5.5″ and 6.5″ versions have been the most effective lures, though spoons have also produced. The Indian River is still pretty dirty overall, but some Redfish and Snook are still being caught, as well as baby Tarpon in the early AM. The inlets are still producing Snook in the evenings, but season is still closed. Offshore has been quiet, with the occasional Kingfish, and some Mangrove Snapper for the bottom fisherman."
🎣 South Florida Weekly Fishing Report 🐟 August 20, 2020 "Along the beaches in Martin and St. Lucie County there has been a nice uptick in the pompano bite. Anglers having the best results have been using sandflea- and yellow crab-flavored Fishbites. Also along those beaches, there is still a nice bite for whiting and croaker. Bloodworm-flavored Fishbites have been working well. Snook are still cruising the shoreline as well. A top-water plug in the early morning or late afternoon has been a best bet. Along the beaches in Jupiter the snook have mostly been congregating at the inlet and at the Juno Pier. Season opens Sept. 1. Also along the beaches in Jupiter, at a few of the rock piles off the beach, there have been some Spanish mackerel. The surf action has been good around Singer Island. Look for snook and tarpon along the beach during low light conditions."
🎣 St Augustine FISHING REPORT 🐟 No prey, few predators. This has not been the kindest of summers for near shore anglers. "Alligator season began Aug. 15 and continues through Nov. 1. The FWC estimates there will be around 15,000 requests for about 7,000 permits this year statewide. The harvest each year is scientifically set to keep the state's gator populations viable but controllable. Most of the local hunters are seeing plenty of gators but not the real giants of the past. This is to be expected as everyone targets the big gators. Still, gator hunter Adam Delaney who guides trips out of Lake George reported three hunts this week with a 10 foot, 10-incher, an 11 foot, 3-ncher and a 12 foot, 8 inch specimen. So there are some trophies still around. Surf fishing has been decent. And for whatever reason the county pier has been attracting several species of fish, including trout, spadefish, flounder, sheepshead and whiting. The Flagler County Pier has the same thing going on but add snook, small kingfish, jacks and mangrove snapper.
🎣 Juno Bait Weekend Fishing Outlook 🐟 (8/21-8/23/20202) "SURF/PIER The Juno Beach Pier had a few kingfish around this week, along with a decent number of bonita. A diamond jig or good casting swimming plug (X-Rap, SP Minnow, or Yo-Zuri Long Cast) are good lure options. A few Spanish Mackerel around the Pier, but not in the numbers that the past few weeks saw. While snook fishing has not been red hot at the pier, a decent number are still being caught. Snook fishing along the beach remains good, especially early in the morning. Best bet has been small lures in the 3-4" range resembling pilchards. Good numbers of small baits around, and that is what the snook have been keyed in on. Up to the nort,h the glass minnow schools are attracting a lot of attention from sharks, tarpon, snook, Spanish Mackerel, and even a early season bluefish or two. No set spot for the glass minnow schools, just have to go looking for them. Could be a handful of pompano around this weekend with some east winds in the forecast."
🎣 August 21 fishing report from Byron Stout 🐟 "Between morning thunderstorms, getting-back-to-school chores, and recovering from hardcore vacationing in the Florida Keys, things have been pretty quiet on local waters. Which is not to say the fish aren’t biting. Late summer is prime time for red grouper action offshore, where permit also are waiting on wrecks and reefs. An abundance of juvenile tarpon make inshore grand slams including snook, redfish and trout a strong possibility. Hankerings for a fish fry can be easily satisfied with crappie on Lake Trafford, or bluegill on the Big O."
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