Stuart Jensen Beach Inshore Fishing Report and Forecast: November 2016

Bud Hanson, of Costa Sunglasses, with a nice snook fishing live bait in the St. Lucie River with Capt. John Young. PHOTO CREDIT: Capt. John Young.

The inshore fishing should be good with plenty of snook, trout and redfish chasing schools of mullet. Northeast winds will be picking up which will create choppy conditions so check the weather before you go out. Mild cold fronts will drop the water temps and bring the Spanish macs and blues down into our waters. The mother lode of macs will be staging at Peck Lake and anything green and shiny will be the ticket. Let junior hone his angling skills on these fast attacking macs that hit on almost every cast. The blues will be closer to the beach and a Kroc spoon or topwater plug, with the treble hooks removed and replaced with single hooks, will keep you busy.  Look for diving birds to help you find the fish. Inshore action will include black drum and croaker around the bridges and channel edges.  Snooking is prime time around the bridges with a northeast wind to create a little chop. Big jigs and Bomber Plugs are the go to artificial lures this month. Most of the trout and redfish action will be on the flats unless the weather turns cool, then try the deeper cuts. Wear your Costas for eye protection and keep the waterways clean.

FORECAST BY: Capt. John Young
Bites On Guide Service
Snook, Trout, Redfish, Tarpon, Kingfish
Phone: (772) 708-3593