October 15, 2021
Capt. Jonathan Earhart predicts fishing trends from Wabasso Beach to Boca Raton, including Vero Beach, Ft. Pierce, Stuart, West Palm Beach and Lake Worth
October 15 - 17
Mullet run is now in full force! Millions of mullet are migrating along the treasure coast beaches and river systems. Fishing along the edges of these bait schools will produce plenty of action from snook, jacks, tarpon, redfish, flounder, seatrout, sharks, and bluefish. Topwater baits are a great idea for areas where you can see mullet schools showering the surface. Other artificials will work as well. Try to find ones that resemble a mullet in shape, size, and color. Fishing early mornings along the beaches can be very rewarding for tarpon, sharks, jacks, and snook. Equip yourself with the right size tackle for the size fish you are targeting. Large tarpon- larger tackle. River fishing has been phenomenal around points and bends as mullets approach these ambush points many larger predators will be sitting and waiting to feed.
Trolling has been steady for mahi, tuna, sailfish, kingfish, and the occasional wahoo. Larger blackfin tuna are being caught in the 20lb range. Trolling feathers far behind the boat will yield more tuna bites. Vertical jigging in deeper water is also a great way to target tese fish. Simply mark what you think to be tuna on your depth finder and drop your vertical jig and start jigging around the marked depth of the fish. You can also expect kingfish and wahoo while jigging. Tying a tracer wire to your jig is a great idea in the event of a wahoo strike. Mahi have been in depths of 90' or greater around ideal conditions. Bottom fishing on 6 and 8 mile reef system has been steady for snapper, grouper, amberjacks, cobia and kingfish. Long Leaders with live or dead baits will produce larger fish. Don't be afraid to drop a large mullet head down this time of year, you might just catch a giant snapper for your efforts!
Capt. Jonathan Earhart
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