Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Jensen Beach Fishing Report 3-31-10

FISHING 3/27/10

Finally the temps are warming, did not slow the wind or the direction but there is always next week. So let’s start at the beach, Blue Fish, Whiting and Pompano top the list. For the Blues it is a morning bite, excellent numbers, excellent size and easy to catch. These fish are in the trough well into the late morning and the best part is they will eat any thing that moves. Spoons of all shapes and size, top water chuggers (creek chub in chrome), big chrome Spooks and cut baits are all catching. These fish are up close, long cast not necessary. Keep in mind they like the cooler water so as the sun rises and the edge heats up they will follow the cooler water, this allows the Whiting and Pompano to come in. Late morning is the time, big Whiting and nice numbers of Pompano up close, not way out, short cast they are in the trough. For the Whiting it has been shrimp pieces, clam strips and fish bites it is an alternative to natural bait. Pompano are eating clams and sand fleas and yes they have finally shown up on the surf edge, bring your rake. Do not forget the ice.

Trout fish continues to be excellent, Herman’s Bay north to Bear Point, east or west side of the Indian River. Soft rubber, top water and live shrimp are all catching. Three feet of water and as the sun rises move into shallower water, that school of mullet, take a good look because they are Red fish all slot size but nice fish to take home. Trout are in the top of the slot and the cool thing is these fish are chewing most of the day, as long as the current is moving they are chewing. Pompano, strong bite at the Jensen and Stuart causeways on south across the Sail Fish flats to the east side of the channel. With no pattern to the bite time, incoming or out going you will just need to put in your time and if they are not one bridge it probably means the bite is at the other. Those Jigging spoons with a teaser hook have pompano waiting in line. But the Blues and Mac’s love them also, bring a few extra if you can find them. A few Flounder made the catch list this week but from unusual places, the trout anglers fishing shrimp found them, when they start to catch from the regular places that will mean they have arrived, until them incidental. No mater where one fishes in the river there is plenty of Jacks, Lady’s, Blues, Mac’s and all of the above to keep a rod bent.

Off shore this week it has been deep, 330’ is the first depth I heard of that was holding any fish. Wind direction has not helped, the Gulf Stream with its warm water has been push in and out buy the hour. Again this week look for the temp lines and stay on them. Warmer land temps this week may bring the every thing in so pay attention to your water temps. A few Kings and a few Dolphins even had two Cobia on the catch list but no pattern to any of it, plenty of live bait but Mother Nature has been less than polite, seas still hostile.

March comes I like a lion and goes out like a lamb,,,,,,,well I am Ready for the Lamb…………………………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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