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Southeast Florida Forecast

Southeast Florida Forecast
Southeast Florida Forecast

Capt. Jonathan Earhart predicts fishing trends from Wabasso Beach to Boca Raton, including Vero Beach, Ft. Pierce, Stuart, West Palm Beach and Lake Worth 


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June 13 Report

off shore tunas

It's starting to feel like summer here in SE Florida. Warm air and water temps have larger predators more actively feeding this month. Inshore fishing has been great for oversized snook and tarpon this week. Snook fishing local inlets from lake worth to ponce inlet has been holding good concentrations of spawning snook this month. Large live or dead baits fished on the bottom will yield plenty of bites. Tarpon fishing is also heating up from Lake Worth to Sebastian along local beaches and inshore along deeper channel edges. Live mullet or crabs are producing the bites. Nearshore fishing has been stellar for kingfish, jacks, snapper, permit, sharks, goliath grouper, and sailfish. Fishing around bait schools are providing anglers with a diverse selection of predatory fish as of lately. Offshore has been good for sailfish, mahi, kingfish, wahoo, & tuna. Depths from 70-360' have been best around varying conditions. I've seen some wahoo caught this week up to 87 pounds locally and some nicer mahis caught north of Ft. Pierce in 140-160'. Let's go fishing!

Capt. Jonathan Earhart
Chaos Fishing Charters
Stuart, Florida
www.chaosfishingcharters.com


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May 1 Report

big tarpon
May is prime time for snook in Southeast Florida. (Photo courtesy of Capt. Jonathan Earhart)

May is prime time for snook fishing here on the Treasure coast. As we approach the summer snook spawn, expect to catch bigger snook as the month progresses. Live bait fishing around structure is key. Pilchards, greenies, pinfish, croakers, & mullet are all working well for snook, jacks, tarpon, redfish, & inshore snapper as of lately. Artificials are producing snook and tarpon at night around local bridges. We can also expect to catch some very large jack crevelles this month both in the rivers and along local beaches near shore. These large schools of jacks are very easy to see from a distance. Cast live bait or artificial to the lead fish in the school and hold on! Nearshore fishing will also present some great opportunities this month for tarpon, permit, kingfish, sharks around bait fish schools. Offshore this week we are seeing good numbers of mahi migrating along the treasure coast near weed lines and color changes or random drifting debri. Trolling or drift fishing with live or dead bait is working well. Some cobia, sailfish, bonita, blackfin tuna, kingfish, & the occasional wahoo are in the mix when targeting said mahi. Bottom fishing has been hit or miss for grouper but the season is now open so take advantage by dropping a large live bait to the bottom on the 6 or 8 mile reef. Remember to reel them in quickly as the sharks have been bad lately. Check your local regulations for size and bag limits on the fish rules app. Bottom fishing for snapper should also pick up this month for large mutton snapper and larger mangrove snappers in 70- 120'. Long leaders and live or dead sardines on or very close to the bottom will work best.


Capt. Jonathan Earhart
Chaos Fishing Charters
Stuart, Florida
www.chaosfishingcharters.com




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