Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Jensen Beach Fishing Report 4-21-10

FISHING 4/11/10

Less than polite seas again this week has made off shore fishing “sporty” to say the least. Our morning started out pretty nice but as the hours went so did the wind and sea conditions. Wind was changing directions and then the clouds made most anglers take note. Again this week the zone was 300’, yes there were some fish in closer but to find fish with some sort of a pattern it was deep. In the deeper water it was Dolphin, Sails and some good size Black Fins, up closer a little different. Hit and miss was about it, lots of small Black Fins and Bonita, a few Kings and some small Dolphin but you had to look, spend some time and conditions just did not allow for that type of angling. Plenty of live bait from several locations and there were fish feeding but that’s it fish feeding. Bottom fishing has saved the day with plenty of Muttons for the box and big AJ”S to keep your arms hurting, 60’ to 80’ on the close in reefs.

>From the surf the Blues are still pulling through the morning hours, this is the time of the year when the bigger Blues show. Cut baits and if it is chrome throw it, Spoons and Top Water will find plenty of action. With the wind making it less than polite try a cast master, they are made for casting in the wind and the best part is they work. After the sun is up and the edge starts to warm the Blues back off and in come the Whiting in good numbers and with them it is Pompano. From north of Bath Tub, not even the fish like the run off from lake “O”.

Trout and Red Fish, north of Taylor Creek and South of Bear Point to the Stuart Causeway, you need to get away from the fresh water, casting soft rubber baits, top water (early) and a live shrimp will bring them to the boat. These fish have been in two feet of water and they are hungry. Fishing early most anglers did not have to deal with the wind but if you are like me look for the flat water and look shallow. The docks on the west side of the Indian River have been hot for the Reds but there is a good mix to the east side and big Lady Fish or a twenty pound Jack to test your equipment. Finally the water is warming, yes we have wind but we also have warm and I love it, now it is time for the wind to stop and we can get back to east side or west and Tarpon. Please release that Snook as quickly as possible and if he has taken that hook deep just cut the leader and I will buy you another hook, just stop in. One more thing before I go, if you should see a county commissioner ask them why not a word about all this run off?????? 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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