Thursday, January 28, 2010

Jensen Beach Fishing Report 1-28-10

Fishing 1/23/10

Weather is back to normal, sun shining and the fishing has been hot. Why are all the boats across the Sail Fish Flats, all those anglers standing on the bridges and a line at the cleaning tables, Pompano is the answer. Finally they have showed, a little late but here in force. From the bridges it was an all day bite? In the flats it was moving water as the tide slowed so did the bite but it picked up again as the water picked up speed. Anglers from the bridges were getting limit catches using jigging spoons some with teaser hooks and some with out. let the spoon fall to the bottom and lift and let fall and you had a Pompano. Boaters were using small jigs with a piece of shrimp on it, casting and bumping the bottom found a few more species then they took off the shrimp and it was all Pompano. Now if these fish were at the bridges and the flats north of the St. Lucie Inlet they had to be every where in between, Pompano in force. Excellent Trout bite north of county line road on any thing that even looked a little like a shrimp and it was all day, slot Trout and over the slot were keeping anglers busy. Plenty of small Reds, slots and just under it almost make me nervous the way these fish are feeding. Do they know something about the weather I don't? Plenty of Drum and Sheephead from the piers if the Pompano did not take your bait. The best part of the day was I had anglers in telling me about the Snook they saw feeding, that is a good sign.
Surf anglers we are getting back to normal, if Blue fish is your target, fish early, the coolest water of the day. There is still plenty just not all day. Be there at sun up casting spoons or a piece of cut bait and you will find plenty after the sun comes up fish deeper they will follow the cooler water. As the surf edge warms the Whiting, Croakers and Pompano will move in and there has been plenty.
Off shore the fishing has been very good and some day out of control. Live baits have moved back in and a lot of anglers are taking advantage of them. From eighty feet out Sails, Dolphin, Kings, Wahoo and Bonita to let you know you are to far out,even Cobia made a showing. Trolling down baits from sixty feet was the location of the big Kings and to a few anglers the location of some really nice Cobia, these fish were not seen and casted to, but there to keep you on your toes. Dolphin and Sails were mixed, nice Sails and real nice Dolphin in the twenty pound class. From 100' to 180' was the action zone, trolled and live baits caught equal fish, no preference. Wahoo were not big fish and as with the Cobia they were just there, no special conditions, just there.
Till next week, what is the size and bag limit for all those Pompano?

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

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