The Snook Nook FISHING REPORT Always Bring Your Camera!
Well the change of season is here and the cooler temps have moved some species in and some out but for the moment every body is here. From Tarpon that like it warm to Blue fish that like it cold, migrating Sails to Permit at the boils, fishing has been excellent.
This morning we were talking about Sails from 110í eating trolled baits to what do I use for Permit and big Tarpon at the Boils, three different anglers all at the same time. The first angler wanted Dolphin and those pesky Sails were eating all his bait. He was fishing north of the our inlet but we had the same reports from the south, it is Sail time and yes there are Dolphin in the weed lines from 80í out, just have to watch out for those pesky Sails. Now if you entered in one of the Sail fish tournaments it would have been pesky Dolphin, 15/25 pound fish, nice pesky Dolphin. Permit and big Tarpon now I am confused, crabs for the permit and they will get the attention of the Tarpon, to many species to keep up with. Bottom fishing is has been the Snapper that is holding attention, from 40í on sardines, mix in a Grouper or two and please know your limits on the Grouper. With seas that have been a little sporty at times, off shore saw some nice catch's this week. Plenty of Spanish Macís south of the Inlet, one cast one fish.
Lots of big Whiting for the surf angler all week and yes every other species was there just not all the time.
Pompano at County Line late in the day, Bob Graham access early, no pattern, just there. Same for the Blues, in and out again no special time and when there is was for a short time. Clams for the Pompano, cut bait for the Blues and the Macís were every where all the time with a mix of Jacks eating any thing you threw. Looking for dinner it is the Whiting, there is no bad way to fix them, good hot and cold, so I would say surf fishing was pretty good all week even if you had to use 3oz to hold.
River anglers had the wind to deal with all week, if not getting blown east it was south and about the time you found a flat spot the wind changed directions. Coves to the north, Middle Cove, Blind Creek, north end of Herman's Bay to name a few had a good bite of Trout, small Reds, Blues and Pompano and then the wind went north west and the anglers moved not sure if the fish left. Had a good bite of pompano at that north end of Herman's bay Thursday and a few afternoon bites from the bridges and then the wind would change it all. No matter where you fish the water is cooling so slow your baits down, give the fish a chance to get them. Bridges were busy with Mangroves, Drum, Macís and Snook, the only location where you were not blown away buy the wind. Snook Closes on the 15th will reopen February first, it has been one good season.
Have a great week.....................FRED
Another week of wind and rain, not a lot of rain but rain. Winter not sure if I am ready but the fish are.
Off shore it is Sail Fish season, with cooler temps and a mix of water conditions, defiantly winter. Wind this week kept most in but there were a few who just had to go and catch fish they did. Most started at seventy feet, that was the area the waves were not as close and one could see what was going on. South of the St. Lucie inlet was the favored area not quite to the tower and the box was full or maybe the anglers had enough.
Sails were plenty and the Dolphin bite was excellent, mix a few small Kings and one can see enough was enough. Seas were sporty, but the conditions were perfect if you are a Sail Fish fan, with a hand full of nice Dolphin fishing has been good for the anglers, now if the seas would slow down an old man like me might give it a try.
There were few days in the week for the surf fans to get a line wet, four ounce and cut baits top the list. Blue fish and Spanish Macís made up most of the catch with some legal Pompano for the long casters. Time was not an issue we just had to wait for the wind to slow, over cast sky's all week gave anglers that option. Not many Pompano this week because not many anglers are quite ready for this winter fishing but defiantly the Pompano are with us, now about this weather man.
River was excellent all week with lots of big Trout reported. From Little Mud south to the Sail Fish Flats, east or west side it has been an perfect week for Reds and Trout. Shrimp was the favored bait this week with most fish being over the slot and you might need your rain gear, the fish are all ready wet. Had a few Pompano reported but not many anglers, thank you weather man. These fish were caught from the bridges but it was the Flounder that stole the show.
Three to six pounds were the treat, so if you did not get a pompano who cares, I sure like the Flounder. Plenty of activity at the bridges with along catch list of all of the above and you can add the Blues, Macís and Drum to the list but the Flounder stole the show. Over cast and rain so any time was good, di I mention the weatherman?
Yes, Pat of Day Maker charters is young and VJ Bell with Sea Check has the big boat and I donít care I am old and I am not going.
Trust ďyou allĒ have great Thanksgiving, catch up with you next week, if we do not get washed a way..............HENRY
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