Good morning, anglers found better sea conditions yesterday offshore as water temperatures improved. The temperature on the beach was 73 degrees and offshore it was 77 degrees. Bait was very hard to find around the buoys and along the beach. Dave Moberg found cobia north of the Ft. Pierce inlet near the cove at Vero Beach. Dave caught 2 cobia on pink/blue jigs weighing in at 25# and 29#. Kadri Benton fishing with Skip Chandler found a weed line offshore in about 160 feet and they managed to boat 4 dolphin, 2 in the low 40’s and 2 around 12 pounds on live pilchards. Rusty Varn boated 3 amberjack on live bait fishing over the wrecks in 180 feet. That large school of redfish could still be found to the east of the 10 buoy and anglers caught them again on jigs. Mangrove snapper are populating the shallow reefs along the beach and will take small live baits or live shrimp.
Inshore, snook can be found in Taylor Creek and are taking a rootbeer DOA TerrorEyz. All of the inlets close to us at Sebastian, the St. Lucie and the Jupiter inlet are holding large numbers of snook as they continue their summer spawning ritual, triggered by the rain producing fresh water run off.
NEXT SATURDAY JULY 23RD IN OUR ARCHERY DEPARTMENT. OUR TEN POINT CROSSBOWS REPRESENTATIVE MATT MONKS WILL PUT ON A DEMONSTRATION BEGINNING AT 9:00 A.M.
Have a great weekend, Donald.