The rain finally stopped but it will take a bit longer for the river to clear up. As usual we're using live shrimp and whatever bait fish I manage to get with my cast net along with #2 circle hooks.
In the North Fork of the
St. Lucie River we caught more junk fish than keepers but it's better
than not catching anything. We had a few keeper mangrove snapper along
with lady fish, jack crevalle, and a baby bull shark that was not happy
to be hooked; he was even less happy when I grabbed him with the lip
griper to get my hook back!
Fishing near the inlet still produces more
mutton snapper than you can shake a stick at but no keepers, the biggest
one last week was just over a foot long. Big enough to put up a fight,
too small to take home for supper. We also caught a few keeper and a few under-sized mangrove
snapper, and a blue runner. Like jacks, the runners can put up a great
fight, making you think you caught a beast until you get it to the
Tight lines, friends!