The Snook Nook FISHING REPORT Always Bring Your Camera!

October 2014



          Starting this morning with 3í seven seconds apart and steady falling from there to 2í it has been a pretty good day for the offshore angler.   Eighty feet  is where it all started with several nice fish (15/25lbs) on trolled Bally hoo .  These fish were north of the St. Lucie inlet but we heard of fish as far south as the Loran Tower and all were in 80í to 130í of depth.  Plenty of Black Fins, not big but worth the ride, red and black feathers took their toll.  Few King Macís were taken on down baits, in the numbers and then there are the Spanish Macís.  12í to the fork, 15 per harvest is the limit for Spanish Mackerel, the catch was a little slower this week but still plenty. 15 fish per angler is a lot of fish to clean so when in the catch keep count and think about who is going to do the clean up.  Snapper fishing continues from 40í, please be able to identify  these Snappers with along list of limits it can be difficult. Seas have been very fishable but do not forget your jacket you will need it.

        Surf anglers had a less than favorable week starting rather nicely then came the wind, went from 2oz to  4oz in a very short time.  From a 3/4 oz spoon for Blues and Macís to a 3oz just to get it out there. It is Sunday and the wind finally slowed, Blues,Macs and Jacks topped the list but there were few Pompano to report just no anglers to report, must have all been blown away.

        East side or west side of the river just depends on the wind direction.  Not much has changed from last week except Pompano.  We had reports of Pompano on the incoming tide, had one on a DOA Shad now that is different.  Heard of a few at the Roosevelt but they were between the Blues and Macs the one spot seems to be in the Hells Gate area, again it is incoming water that turns them on, Pompano.  Snook you know it is getting late in season, wind for three days and not a comment.  Saw a few anglers in the evening putting on their Wind Cheaters and Bombers and that was it still not a word.  Plenty of fish, just not to confortable for the angler, maybe this week..............................Henry

FISHING 10/19/14

            Well what can I say, few days of cool weather and the Spanish Macís are back.  From the beach we had anglers talking about the fish jumping from Ft. Pierce to the St.Lucie inlet, bands moving in and out following the bait.   From morning till mid after noon it was busy  and I am more than sure they are still there.  In  the mix were the Blue fish and plenty  of them, watch your fingers anglers these fish have teeth, not big but they will hurt you.  Did not hear of one pompano the Macís stole the show.
            Going off shore it has been Dolphin not large but not peanuts, nice fish for the grill.  Not far to run 70í/100í was the zone, eating live and trolled baits, get at least one  bait down that is where the big Dolphin are hiding.  Anglers report seeing  the fish in the weed lines, how easy is that.  Heard about  two Sails in 100í and then about those Spanish Macís in 20í/40í taking the show, it was like January early, to many fish.  Please watch your limit.  Bottom fish up close, 40í plenty of Muttons and Mangroves on frozen Sardines.  fish have been chewing all day, so take your time catch a few Macís and then sink a bait. Fishing the inlet it has been more Macís so I know if that is your target do not forget the ice.
        East side or west the river is busy fishing, early.  Lots of nice Trout, Jacks, Blues and did I mention Spanish Macís.  Fish have been on the move so one minute it is one then comes the others and it is a mixed order.  One good thing is they all live top water, some thing that makes a little noise.  After the sun has been out a Spoon or a Jig will keep them happy, specially those Macís.  Cool part for this week is we had reports from north to south  and if it is a Snook, pick a bridge after sun down and be ready.


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