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Mike Ricciardi of Vero Beach, a Sebastian Inlet regular, reported another consecutive day of great black drum fishing at the jetty for he and his friends, Tony Swiderski, Chuck Fischer and John Hardin, among others. Other catches included a nice permit, pompano, spadefish, bluefish and Spanish mackerel. Drum bait of choice — dead shrimp. There is still a good supply of mullet running, too, for snook and redfish.



Jayson Arman of That's R Man land-based fishing charters out of Billy Bones Bait and Tackle in Port St. Lucie reminds anglers that the state's harvest season for spotted seatrout closes after Monday for two months along eastern Florida south of the Flagler-Volusia county line. The next few days should offer good trout fishing opportunities and the fish are firming up. Snook fishing has been better during the day possibly due to the new moon. Flounder fishing has picked up around the bridges.



Carl Hoenes Jr. of Mitchell's Bait and Tackle in Port Salerno said snook fishing has been decent inshore around the bridges like the Evans Crary

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and especially the Roosevelt with smaller fish being caught at the Palm City Bridge. On the beach, bluefish and Spanish mackerel have moved in. Offshore, the windy weather has made it difficult to get outside, but those that can are finding good action on sailfish, dolphin and blackfin tuna.



Capt. Mike Shellen of reported great bass fishing Wednesday with more than 50 fish caught and released. Fishing has been very good along the north and western shores with shiners, flukes, swim baits, rattle traps and skinny dippers. Try spots like Uncle Joe's Cut, the shoal outside of the Taylor Creek Lock, King's Bar, Observation Shoal and the Point of the Reef for long-running periods of action from schooling fish.

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