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Better Water

Capt. Bob Bushholz
March 26, 2016
Stuart - Saltwater Fishing Report

They have reduced the water releases from Lake Okeechobee considerably a few weeks ago which is bringing life back to the St. Lucie River. I'm starting to see baitfish returning near the Roosevelt Bridge with tarpon on their tails. Amazing what a little salinity will do. I am still targeting incoming tide south or fishing north on outgoing tide until we get back to normal here on the Treasure Coast.

The St. Lucie has been quite productive on most trips with snook, bonefish, cubera snapper, jacks, sheepshead and a dozen more species. Most pompano have been in the crossroads and near the Stuart Causeway caught on Capt. Joe's pompano jigs tipped with fishbites. A few mackerel still inside but Pecks Lake action outside has slowed down.

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Outside at the sandpile, look for cobia and permit along with lots of sharks. Live crabs, greenies and jigs will work. As the seas start to settle, I look forward to get outside a bit more.

North of the Jensen Causeway trout in 2-4 feet and pompano near the spoil islands. Tripletail and flounder around structures.

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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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