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Snook Turning On

Capt. Bob Bushholz
February 29, 2020
Stuart - Saltwater Fishing Report

Just in the last 2 weeks, the snook bite has turned on in the Indian and St. Lucie rivers. Live baits like pilchards and greenies have been hard to come by so most catches have been on shrimp. Season remains open for snook till June 1st with a 28-32" slot, 1 per angler. Aboard Catch 22, we normally use more pilchards and greenies on circle hooks as they become more available around April throughout October. Snook charters are private trips only with a 3 person max.

The Spanish mackerel bite has been on fire since they appeared on the Treasure Coast in January. We have ran 2 mac trips this year catch around 50 in 90 minutes. Most macs are running 2-3 lbs. and sure make some great smack (smoked fish dip). I try to get in a dozen mackerel trips each season. We catch these along the beach so I require seas of 2 foot or less to target them. Mac trip are a 4 person max. All other charters are 6 person max.

The pompano bite has been hit or miss so far this season. Last year they turned on big time late February thru April so I expect for them to improve. Black drum, tripletail and croakers on the structure with lots of sheepshead too. I believe I have cleaned over 400 sheepshead this year alone.

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Capt. Bob Bushholz
(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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