The Snook Nook FISHING REPORT Always Bring Your Camera!
Build an Ark then the rain will part of the plan, one could troll from it. Well the weather man has not slowed his revenge so I will try talking nice about him, no more attacks, for this week, Rain.
Lets go to the beach, over cast sky’ can give surf caster more time on the beach and the fish will not disappear getting away from the bright sun. Plenty of baits along with the Whiting and Croakers will keep the Snook and Tarpon up close and on the hunt. Pay attention to bait size and try to match the profile, not to say they will not eat a big bait because they will and then there are those big Jack’s that will eat any thing they can get. These fish will test your equipment, so do not bring a knife to the gun fight. A piece of shrimp on a 4# size hook will find plenty of Whiting and Croaker to take home so do not forget the ice, they are there al day.
Inlet with its ugly water from the lake is still holding fish. On the north jetty plenty of Drum, Sheephead and big Snapper will keep you busy. On the south jetty it is Snook, big Snook on live baits through most of the day? These fish are the breeders so a quick catch and release is mandatory. These fish go always back to the Cross Roads and that is where most of the big Tarpon are to found, low light for the Silver Kings, live baits preferred.
Moving up the Indian River on the east side, find a grass edge and you have found the Trout, early it is top water lures and as the sun rises use a bait that works below the surface and yes live shrimp if you can find them. On the west side from County Line Road north it is Red Fish, low light in two feet of water and there is more Flounder in the mix also. Plenty of Snook on both sides eating what ever you are presenting, yes the season is closed, yes they are here to spawn so a quick release is mandatory. Early from the bridges it is Tarpon and Snook early and if clouds will give us a break the Big Snapper and Drum continue along with the
Lady Fish, Jacks and a few I let out, bridges have been busy fishing.
Off shore with the threat of rain we are not seeing to any anglers those that do go out say close and play with Cobia, lots of Cobia. Cobia from twenty feet out, favored location has been the Sand Pile and Bull Shark reefs but there is plenty from the House of Refuge north to the Power Plant. The only Dolphin I have heard about have been in the 200’ zone and a few King’s in the 60/100’ zone but anglers are having to much fun playing with the Cobia.
May be this week we can stop construction of the Ark and get back to fishing.................................HENRY
Rain, rain go away come back again next year. Finally the wind slowed and now it is the rain, beautiful mornings moving to over cast sky's then rain, revenge of the weather man. But we had a pretty good week of fishing, inshore or off, even the surf yielded some nice fish, I know the fish are all ready wet. Lets start on the beach, quite a list from Croaker to Whiting with plenty of Snook, Tarpon and Jacks to test equipment. Fishing early for numbers, plenty of baits on the edge brought plenty of Snook and Jacks so close you would wait to see one fall out. Smaller baits were the secret x-rap 8#, small Krystal minnows, jigs with a dressed hook and that DOA bait buster all small in size but must look taste to the fish, lots of hookups.
The Tarpon were a little way off but still cast able, again that smaller bait caught their attention, lots of sighting, not much on the hook up. Whiting and croaker there all day, up close in the trough. do not forget the ice.
Off shore it has been Cobia crazy ,lots of Cobia from twenty feet out eating everything one would cast. From early to mid afternoon, not the biggest we have seen but plenty of them. Bull Shark and the Sand Pile have been the favored location but put some one in the front of the boat and go north from the inlet, keep you eyes open you will see the fish and you can stay out the pack on the reefs. Lots of baits in our area watch the bait schools there is a reason they are on top, before leaving put one on a hook with some lead and cast back to the middle of the school, call me and let me know why they were up on top. Dolphin in the 150’ zone, nice color lines were holding some twenty pound class fish but is hard to go past fish to catch fish, Cobia and more Cobia. South for the Loran Tower reef, plenty of Lanes, Muttons, Mangroves and Grouper on live pin fish, big bait, big fish. Fishing this week has been early because as the after noon hour moved in so did the rain clouds, not a lot of rain but rain.
Snook Bite is out of control, it seems they are every where, live baits, jigs or hard baits these fish are chewing. Yes there are plenty in the inlet but anglers have to be careful, please drift do not anchor. Lots of big boats are moving through our narrow inlet and their wake will put you on the rocks, pay attention. Bridges, piers and channels are busy with Tarpon, Snook and big Jacks, low light has been busy with multiple hook ups. Bring the big equipment, do not take a knife to gun fight, live baits preferred.
Over cast sky's have given anglers a little more time in the river with some quality Trout on the east side of the river and Reds on the west, plenty of Snook, Lady fish and Jacks to keep you busy. Drum, Sheephead, Snapper, and more Snook for the bridge anglers and you are not limited to time, all day bite it has the shade for their comfort zone.
Go easy with the Snook they are here to spawn that is the reason for the closed season, handle as little and as quickly as possible to the release, hold your breath when you need to breath so does the fish.........have a great week.......Henry
Ernie Dilorenzo, daughters Marlo 12 and young Morgan at the age of 10, landed some nice fish and missed a few!!! Started off with Marlo missing a large snook but ending up with a 7lb Trout and a big Jack. Morgan, had her shot a snook also but settled for a few blues, a lady and a 5lb trout!!!! The girls were deadly today and did a great job catching fish!!!! thanks for sharing your time with us today!!! tight lines ladies!!!! Dad,great job in getting the girls on the water!!!! Thats what its all about!!!!!!
Ernie Dilorenzo, daughters Marlo 12 and
young Morgan at the age of 10, landed some nice fish and missed a few!!! Started
off with Marlo missing a large snook but ending up with a 7lb Trout and a big
Jack. Morgan, had her shot a snook also but settled for a few blues, a lady and
a 5lb trout!!!! The girls were deadly today and did a great job catching
fish!!!! thanks for sharing your time with us today!!! tight lines ladies!!!!
Dad,great job in getting the girls on the water!!!! Thats what its all
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