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Snook Season Opens

Capt. Bob Bushholz
February 13, 2018
Stuart - Saltwater Fishing Report

Snook season is open now till June 1st with the same regulations as last year (28-32 inch slot, 1 per person). With the water warming up, look for more common snook in the inlet and docks compared to the fat and swordspines during the winter.

Pompano and spanish mackerel fishing normally picks up this time of year along with the bonefish and ladyfish in the flats. The St. Lucie Inlet sheepshead bite has really turned on recently and should produce till Easter time. Redfish and cubera snapper are a possibility.

Tripletail bite remains strong in both the Indian and St. Lucie Rivers. Find them on dock pilings, channel markers and crab trap floats with most running 4-10 lbs with a few over 20.

Water temps in the rivers recently have been running in the low 70's which is a lot more fishable than the mid and upper 50's which we had here 3 weeks ago. With calm sea conditions running 1-2 feet, I like to run outside along the beach for spanish mackerel which is always a blast.

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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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