August 19, 2014
INSHORE - The inshore fishing has been good even with all the
fresh water runoff. There has been a lot of legal size snapper
along the channel edges both to the north and south in the river
and around the local bridges. Some of the mangroves have been up
to 2lbs. Try using a live shrimp or a small white bait. The trout
bite has slowed some but, I am still getting reports of some nice
fish at places like Bear Point, Herman's Bay and the Mooring's
Flats. A soft plastic bait has been the best way to go but a live
shrimp fished under a popping cork is still a good choice. The
catch and release snook & tarpon action has been red hot along
the beaches. Just find the bait schools and match the artificial
bait to the size of the live baits or if possible try and cast
net some live ones.
OFFSHORE - The best action offshore has been the bottom fishing
over the reefs and wrecks in 50 to 80 feet of water for snapper,
grouper, sea bass and aj's. Cut bait or a live bait will do just
find. The night time bite has been the best. There has also been
quite a few cobia in this same area - either a live bait or a jig
like the Cobia Slayer from Gulfstream Lures in the chartreuse color.
The kingfish are still taking blue runners that are slow trolled
in 40 to 60 feet of water but, the sharks are hungry and are also
in that same area. This past weekend there were several kings weighed
in that were in the low 40's. The dolphin bite has been scattered
at best with only a few fish being reported each day and they were
caught on ballyhoo in 250 to 400 feet of water to the south of
the Ft. Pierce Inlet. The boils has been a good place for permit,
tarpon, snook, redfish and some nice size snapper.
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Until next week, keep fishing.
Capt. Joe Ward
Inshore Fishing Guide
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