Thursday, April 16, 2009

Jensen Beach Fishing Report 4-11-09

FISHING 4/11/09

Getting in to our normal summer pattern, flat through most of the day then the wind picks up in the later afternoon, all most summer. It was hard week for the off shore anglers they were in fish or not and most who were, fished deep. We did see some nice Dolphin from the 200’ zone reports of Sails taking baits and small Kings in the 40’ to 60’ zone. Most Dolphins caught in the 100’ area were small fish but then there is always a story. A young man came in the Snook Nook asked about catching Kings, I place a 3 ½ chrome spoon on the counter, told him to have in the water when he got to 30’ all he caught was 28pound Dolphin, better luck next time. Blue water fishing has just been scattered even the bottom anglers reports were scattered. Plenty of AJ’s from most locations, but it was two or three here and the same at the next drop, bottom fish from 30’ to 100’ and live bait was the answer for the action.

Blue fish and Whiting for the surf casters, the best part was it made no difference what time you were there. Start casting a spoon and if you get no takers put a Whiting rig on because they are there. A little piece of shrimp and pitch into the surf will find plenty until the Blue fish show up then every thing gets bit off and you know it is time to put the spoon back to work. Plenty of rod pullers but I am not sure if no one was targeting Pompano or they were not there????? Plenty of Pomps on the Hobe Sound beach, no problem finding sand fleas.

River anglers trying to get away from the Blue fish, you need to get away from the inlets, fish north or south, but get as far as you can from the inlets. Good Trout bite throughout the area but as soon as the Blues hear any splashing, here they come and your only option is move because they will not. Reds for the early angler in the skinny water, fish the docks from Midway road south to the Jensen causeway or the tree lined shore on the east side, small jerk baits and top water will catch their attention. Still some Pompano in the flats but the bridges have been the location using a small jigging spoon. Snook have not changed their pattern, dark hours and bridge pilings are the location, live baits and Flair Hawks the best bet. Plenty of Blues and Mac’s at the causeways along with all the usual suspects, fishing been pretty well through out the area but you have to get your bait wet.

Till next week slow your presentation, give the fish a chance to find your baits………………………………………………….HENRY

Snook Nook Bait & Tackle
3595 NE Indian River Drive
Jensen Beach, FL
(Just South of the Jensen Causeway)
(Since 1949)

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