August 05, 2022
Capt. Jonathan Earhart predicts fishing trends from Wabasso Beach to Boca Raton, including Vero Beach, Ft. Pierce, Stuart, West Palm Beach and Lake Worth
August 5 - 7
August is prime time to target large snook and tarpon on the Treasure Coast. Live bait is easy to come by both inshore and nearshore. Larger baits can be caught using sabiki rigs along the beaches in 12-40 feet of water this month. Mullet will start to show up little by little this month as the annual mullet run approaches next month. White baits or mullet will be top choices for large snook and tarpon. River fishing near local inlets will be best for snook and tarpon. Fishing deeper channel edges inshore can also produce very large tarpon if you're willing to soak a large live mullet long enough to get the bite. Beach fishing can also be very productive this month with artificial and fly fishing. Find large schools of small bait fish along Treasure Coast beaches and work the bait schools with similar pattern artificial for steady action.
Offshore has been excellent for sailfish and mahi in depths from 90' to 175' this week. Few wahoo can be expected around the August full moon. High-speed trolling in 175' to 400' will typically increase your odds this time of year, but you can still catch wahoo standard speed trolling with a wire-rigged mullet or ballyhoo. Bottom fishing has been very good on the 6- and 8-mile reef for large mutton snapper. Long leader rigs will get the bites. Remember to reel them in as fast as possible to avoid predators such as Goliath grouper and sharks.
Capt. Jonathan Earhart
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