Thursday, January 14, 2010

Jensen Beach Fishing Report 1-14-10


How many way can you say cold or colder, just plain cold is the only way to say it. The week of winter, temperatures that made me dig out the real winter clothes. If you were fishing the Sail Fish tournament I know you fished, other than that it was tough to find anglers.
Off shore as cold as the temps were that is how hot the fishing was. North or south of the inlets, from eighty to one hundred and fifty feet of depth trolling Ballyhoo. Live baits not to be found, all went deep to get away from the cold temperatures and they are probably still down there. Sails aplenty, some pesky Dolphin getting in the bait spreads and the King fish just to keep you busy. The problem, it was just cold, to cold for most anglers but there was a few. Sails, Dolphin and King Fish made the catch list and it was done in a short time. Being cold is one thing, cold and wet, now that is cold.
Surf fishing top the list, Blue Fish and more blues, cut bait and spoons were the favored. So many Blues they pushed the other fish up on the sand. The best part, they were there all day. No matter the time anglers reported catching their limit in as many casts. Not to many anglers but plenty of Blues. Dress in layers so you can take some off or add to depending on how the bite is. A few Pompano but a little to cool to just sit and wait, fish the action, Blue Fish.
In shore from eleven till three, giving that sun a chance to warm the water, Reds, Trout, Blues and some Pompano. Good bite of just inside the slot Red Fish on jigs and live shrimp. In that mix has been nice Trout, wait for that sun to warm the sand bars and shallows and them move slowly to location. The fish are cold also looking to warm, but hungry knowing it is going to be cold. Pompano from the cross roads, hells gate, both causeways just not many anglers willing to deal with the cold. I live here I can wait till it warms and I will.
Fish impacted buy the cold, plenty just depending on your location. Snook are very temperature sensitive, from the St. Lucie up into the Indian River we may have lost more than I wish to talk about. Heard about Triple Tail at the Roosevelt, up side down. Croakers and Look Downs at the causeways, baby Tarpon at the Power plant, lets hope this is over by the time you read this. Till next week, stay warm..........................not so happy 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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