Includes Vero Beach, Ft. Pierce, Stuart, West Palm Beach and Lake Worth
January 22 – 24
Fishing this week has been very productive for pompano, sheepshead, snapper, snook, Spanish mackerel, and flounder. Colder water means you will need to slow down your presentation for added success. Shrimp on the bottom will be your best bet. Fishing structure with shrimp will produce plenty of action. Drifting open water sand flats with goofy jigs worked low and slow will produce pompano and bonefish. Snook fishing will be okay around structure using live pilchards. Be prepared to soak a bait for sometime as these fish will be lethargic due to cold water temps.
Sailfishing has been excellent right out front. The 90′-130′ depths have been producing plenty of sails, mahi, and tuna this week. Drifting live baits has been getting the best results, but trolling has been producing decent action too. Bottom fishing remains steady with lots of Muttons, mangroves, vermilion snapper, and cobia this week. Chicken rigs or long leaders on the bottom with cut bait or live baitfish will get the desired bites.
Capt. Jonathan Earhart