Treasure Coast ‘From the Shore’ Fishing Report and Forecast: November 2016

Jackson Doherty with a snook caught off the beach. PHOTO CREDIT: Chris Sharp.

November brings in cooler weather and a lot of fun fish with it.

The jack crevalle with be everywhere—rivers and beaches—and will eat almost anything. These fish fight hard and even the small ones are great to catch with spinning gear and on fly. These fish may be up to 50-pounds and are not hard to catch. They run in packs; where there is one, there will many more to catch. On the beach look for them on rocky beaches like Walton Rocks, Hobe Sound and Bathtub Beach. Spoon lure works best with a 50-pound leader. Just look for some busting of the water and cast right into in. They are not good eating but very fun action for the whole family. In the river, they will be in water that is moving and near inlets. The blue fish will make its way back around our area, so the same thing you are using for jack crevalle, use for bluefish. You don’t need wire, just 50-pound mono leader. The best places are Hobe Sound Beach north, Walton Rocks north, and north Jensen Beach. Spanish mackerel will start showing up too, but not in numbers. They will be in the surf and river as well. To target these fish, use anything that flashes but make sure you use just a little wire two foot at the most. Redfish, trout and snook will be hot while wading the west side of the river from Walton Road to the power lines. Grab some shrimp and a popping cork and work the docks slow and look for the tides. Pompano fishing will be slow until a good cold front comes through, then look for the bite to really turn on. Until next time, tight lines!

FORECAST BY:  Chris Sharp
Beachwalker Guide Service
Phone: (772) 475-8412