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Bait is Back

Capt. Bob Bushholz
July 3, 2017
Stuart - Saltwater Fishing Report

We have been spending more time fishing north lately with cleaner water and more baitfish. The last few weeks we went from drought conditions to lots of rain here on the Treasure Coast. No water releases from Lake Okeechobee but lots of runoff south towards the St. Lucie Inlet.

This is a great time of year to live bait south targeting catch and release snook, jacks and tarpon. Pilchards, mullet, greenies on circle hooks will do the trick.

With the increase of baitfish north, we are finally starting to see some flounder. Tripletails have also picked up the past few weeks. We just caught # 15 for the year while fishing yesterday. My target each year is 100 so time to get busy. Last year we caught 68 tripletails with 8 fish over 20 lbs.

I recommend morning trips this time of year with cooler temperatures and afternoon thunderstorms.

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Capt. Bob Bushholz
www.catch22fish.net
(772) 530-1496

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Join Capt. Bob Bushholz for inshore fishing up to 6 people on the Indian and St. Lucie Rivers in beautiful Jensen Beach aboard the custom 24 foot pontoon boat "Catch 22". Half,3/4 and full day charters plus night trips are available. We offer per-person rates on half day trips when possible. Rods, reels, bait and tackle, fishing licence provided. Just bring food and drink. Catch 22 has 7 swivel seats,9'sofa, large bimini top and is wheelchair friendly.

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Catch 22 Fishing Charters
2225 N.E. Indian River Drive
Jensen Beach, FL 34957
Phone: 772-530-1496
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