Pompano fishing is on an upward trend this week. Fishing sandy flats like sailfish point will produce plenty of action on pompano jigs or anchor up and fish clam strips on pompano rigs on the bottom. Ladyfish, bonefish, jacks, snapper, sheepshead, flounder can be caught while jigging for pompano. Flounder season is now open. Spanish mackerel are showing up in good numbers along the beaches & near the inlet as of lately. Shiny jigs with a fast retrieve will produce plenty of bites. Sheepshead fishing has been stellar as of lately. Some days are yielding as many as 60 fish per trip although we can only keep 8 per person they are still a blast to catch! Steady action, these are the meat trips clients dream about!
Fishing offshore has been excellent for mahi, tuna, sailfish this week. Fishing out front of the St. Lucie inlet has been producing mahi & sailfish bites in or near 90-130′ depths. Trolling has been working great with dead ballyhoo & dredges with mullet or ballyhoo. Sailfish tournaments take place in December so try to keep your distance from large numbers of concentrated sportfish boats trolling, but this will also give you an idea where the body of sailfish are. Live bait trolling has also been good when you can sabiki or buy bait. Kite fishing is also a great idea for those winter windy days. Bottom fishing has been steady on the 6 & 8 mile reef for kingfish, cobia, snapper, grouper, and amberjacks. Long leader rigs or chicken rigs will work best on the bottom. 6-12 oz lead needed based on current conditions for the day.