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I have a opportunity to go down to Jensen Beach in the middle of march, I have never been there. I enjoy fresh and salt water fishin and I would like to enjoy both. My dad"s friend has a house down there and a 18 foot skiff.(as well as a 16 aluminum V hull in my yard that we will be trailoring down behind a nice big motor home) So I was hoping some of ya guys have been around there with some great catches and how to catchem. I would love to catch some snook,small tarpin,redfish,JT's anything that will get my line tight pretty much. I would love to try for some blackfins but like everything I do this trip will be on a tight budget. Hopefully I can find some nice piers and docks to fool around with and we will have the small boats to explore with as well. Well I will check back tommorow to read the hundreds of great reports and fish of a lifetime stories. Thank You all for your help to make my first trip to florida memorable.
 

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Jer!!! Wheres my invite? :huh: I'm sure you can find something going on down threre! Blackfin and sailfish should be going off, maybe swordfish! The boats down there arent nearly as expensive as up here. They dont have such a long run!

Who's going? You, Pops Justin and skinny?

Skipping out on the early season Boat work I see!!! LOL

I'm sure a few people will chime in on this subject!

We need to get you hooked up with our signature... I'll put it on a flash card and we'll get it going for ya

I'll catch up with ya early this week
 

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You will find plenty of fish in and around Jensen Beach. The skiff you have is perfect for working the bridges and shorelines & flats. Plenty of Snook, Trout & Reds around to catch. Head over to the Snook Nook and they will shoot you in the right direction, bunch of good guys over there. If its nice out front head down to pecks lake and you can usually bail spanish macks.Offshore is also good. Today's bite was a little slow due to the SW wind, yesterday saw plenty of Sails, Kings & Mahi action out around the 6 mile reef all the way up to east of Ft. Pierce inlet in 110-200 ft on the color changes. Cobia fishing is also starting to pick up!

Good luck to ya!
 

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THere are even some tarpon and goliath grouper around the bridges. I fish down the the first part of March. You an also wade the flats with light spinning gear. As Bill said, the Snook Nook in Jensen Beach are good guys and will share info.
 

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Steve, I may be back down in late feb early march. Give me a shout before you head down. We have a house in Jensen and keep our 32 Sea Vee right in Stuart. Let's do some fishing together if our trips coordinate!
 

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I have a place there and fish it often. If the ocean is calm, run the beach looking for spawning Jacks. They range anywhere from 5 to 30 lbs.If you go to a place called the boils, you have a good shot at Tarpon, but march may be a little early. The flats aroung hermans bay right in Jenson are good for trout. The Snook Nook is good. I buy my stuff at Whites Tackle. These guys are unbelievable. Go to www.floridasportsman.com and look at forums then fishing reports.If you have questions, drop my an email at [email protected]
 

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I spent a lot of time down there last spring visiting my Dad and did quite a bit of shore fishing while I was there . If you have a boat you should do very well given how well I did from shore catching Spanish Mac's, Pompano, Sheepshead, Black Drum etc. Here's a quick rundown on a few places where I did well.
Jenson Beach Causeway - The small green bridge was the best place to fish for Pompano, buy a couple "banana jigs" at the Snook Nook just on the mainland side of the brige. Under the main bridge they catch a few snook off the catwalks at night but it's hit or miss and you really need to know what you're doing.
.5c Bridge - Not sure if that's really the name but it's the next bridge directly to the south of the JB Causeway by about 5 miles. There's a small bridge that leads over to the boat launch area that you can fish from. I fished there with small crabs and caught quite a few nice sheepshead around the pilings and a few small but very tasty black drum too.
Ft Pierce Inlet - It's about 20 minutes north up the beach from Jenson but very easy to fish from the jetty and I hammered the Spanish Macs there several times throwing Gotcha's in the early AM. I also caught a few small flounder but not worth the effort for me.





 

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This is my first winter down here and the reefs off the beach have been great when the north winds lay down. We have been getting Pompano surf fishing when the wind wont let us out the inlet. The fort pierce inlet has been loaded with blues and spanish mackeral every day. The snook had a big die off from the cold but they will be back. My local friends tell me March and April are the best two months of the year for Cobia right along the beach front. Last year they say was epic for the entire two months.
Sheepshead are always around and they are big if you take the time to learn how to catch them.
 
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