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Henry Caimatto
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Fewer mullet doesn't mean fewer fish
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Posted: 2013 Oct 25 - 08:54

Well anglers, the mullet have slowed a bit. There's still some out there, but the runs have not been as long.

Surf anglers, fish early for the best selection blues, mac's, jacks and yes there is still snook.

Anglers are casting spoons, cut bait and plenty of DOA bait busters to find their fish. Blues and macs are taking cut bait and spoons, if it flashes or dash's they are on it. Cut bait and use along a shank hook to keep them from biting the rig off.

But that is not the only rod bender in the surf: Jacks are my favorite... they will eat anything. The snook are a little more work, but they are still there in good numbers. Remember, fish early.

By midafternoon, I had heard the word 'whiting' used several times. Anglers, they are excellent table fare and there all day.

Now about the tarpon... it's getting late in their season, but there's still a few out there. These fish have been in and out throughout the day. Use live baits, there's plenty of big fish.

In the Indian River, from County Line Road north, red fish have been biting from low-light throughout the day. At mid-day, catch in the high tide using smaller bait, small spoon, small paddle tail or a live shrimp all have had good results.

Trout at the top of the slot have been found from Herman's Bay north. They are swimming with a mix of reds.

The mullet have thinned out, so that school of fish you see coming is either blues or jacks. You make the call; do I or don't I cast in their direction?

There are still plenty of snook in the area. I'm talking big fish well over the slot at the bridges. There are small and slot fish in the flats. Live baits are preferred. Tarpon have been up early, before the sun is up, so pick a bridge and catch a fish.

Bridges have been hot with fish feeding all day. From blues to snook and even some snapper and drum, everything is biting.

There haven't been too many anglers offshore this week. I'm not sure why, the weather has been perfect.

Deep fishing offers a variety of good size dolphin to wahoo, with plenty of small black fins. Whether trolled or live, Push Button Hill is the location.

Up close to the shore there has been an early run of Spanish macs north of the Inlet toward the House of Refuge. They have been found in 20- feet using a Flash Minnow jig.

From 60-feet out there are small dolphin feeding. I hope they grow up quickly. Don't worry thought, the kings and bottom fish will keep you busy.

Good news; the lake is no longer being drained, so we will be soon be finished with the fresh water and we can get back to almost normal.

Henry Caimatto is the owner of the Snook Nook Bait and Tackle shop in Jensen Beach.

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