Off of the Jensen Beach area, anglers working the 6-mile reef and other structures in the 80- to 110-foot range are catching good numbers of lane snapper along with a few muttons.
In those same areas, there are also a few cobia being caught as bycatch.
Though it’s a bit slow, they’re still catching some sailfish and scattered king mackerel.
Off of Jupiter, in 70 to 90 feet of water there was an excellent yellowtail snapper bite on Wednesday. Using sardines and squid as bait, on charter captain said his group caught almost 30 in one outing. There are plenty of triggerfish, however, ready to steal those baits so be ready to check them often.
The king mackerel bite is still good. If you get one on though reel fast as the sharks have been bad off of Jupiter and are ready to steal a chunk or the entire fish. One captain said they’ve even been going after hooked sailfish lately. He added that in 23 years in business that’s the first he’s ever heard of that.
Fishing off of Boynton Beach has been a bit slow this past week.
There have been a few scattered king mackerel and bonito caught north of the Lake Worth Pier in 90 feet of water. They were taken trolling pink Sea Witches and on drifted sardines.
One captain did have a 25-pound lesser amberjack they caught on a sardine in 50 feet off of Lantana Public Beach.
The bottom bite has been OK with a few yellowtail and mangrove snapper caught in 40 to 50 feet of water between the Lake Worth Pier and Lantana Public Beach. They were taken on cut sardines and squid.
Between Briny Breezes and Delray Beach, anglers have been getting porgies and lane snapper in 55 feet on cut squid.
Off of Delray Beach, blacknose and Atlantic sharpnose sharks are hitting drifted ballyhoo and sardines in 75 to 120 feet of water.
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In the both the St. Lucie and Indian Rivers, the snook fishing has been good. During the day live bait has been working best while at night throwing Flarehawks has been producing. Size-wise it’s been a bit of a mixed bag, but there are definitely keepers to be had.
If you’re looking for a fight there are some big jack crevalle moving into the St. Lucie and Indian Rivers right now and they’re just itching to test some lines.
Working the beaches from Lantana Public Beach down to Boynton Inlet, anglers are catching jack crevalle using spoons and yellow bucktail jigs.
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Anglers working the Buckhead Ridge and Tin House Cove areas have been doing well catching bass the past week. Flippin’ and pitchin’ beaver-style baits and weightless Senkos has been working well.
The spec bite has been fantastic around Little Grassy and Third Point. They are up in the grass right now and anglers are getting their limits using minnows and jigs.
More freshwater fun:
Working a few of the waterways in the conservation area west of Boynton and along the 441 canal, one angler reported catching and releasing 52 largemouth bass and two snakeheads. The bass were up to six pounds. They were caught on a variety of lures including Senkos in silver, gold and black flake, red and black, black and yellowtails as well as blue/black half-ounce jigs with a blue flake Gambler crawfish. They caught around a dozen of the bass on five weight flyrods casting white chartreuse crazy Charlie flies.
All fishing report information courtesy of Snook Nook in Jensen Beach, Black Dog Fishing Charter, Capt. Bruce Cyr and Garrard’s Bait & Tackle in Okeechobee.