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Recent Ponce / NSB bait situation?

Hi guys, I've been at work up north for a while but coming back home next week for a month and I'm excited to spend some time on the water. Anyone have any recent info they're willing to share on what / if any bait has been around the ponce inlet or nsb area?

Any pogy sightings, spring mullet thick or thin, threadfin showing up yet, pinfish getting tougher as usual as the water warms up?


  • ClamfootClamfoot OviedoPosts: 59 Deckhand

    I fished out of Oak Hill over the weekend. There were large schools of mullet in all the typical places from Slippery creek down to the Wall with dolphins thrashing on them. Life was everywhere. I even saw two small sharks up in the flats and a 3.5 ft black-backed ray (Manta or Southern Ray?). I didn't get a long look at it but it was certainly not a typical yellow mud ray that you can find all over the place. 

    I realize that the inlet is further north but if the lagoon is full of bait and some typical inlet critters are feeding down in the lagoon, I would assume that the inlet is feeding well or will soon be.

    I hope that helps 
    The good Lord came to save liars and sinners, that’s why he started with 4 fishermen
  • poncedoradoponcedorado Posts: 745 Officer
    Thanks, good to know. Makes me optimistic for getting mullet, but if need be it sounds like a run south might be productive if my normal areas don't seem lively
  • ShoNuffNoahShoNuffNoah Edgewater, FLPosts: 195 Deckhand
    I walked the south causeway this morning and there was plenty of mullet visible below.  Croakers and pins available for sale at Edgewater bait and tackle on Park Ave, but no issue catching them in the backwaters. i can share a few bait locations in Edgewater if you need.
  • poncedoradoponcedorado Posts: 745 Officer
    Thanks guys for the responses.  today was day 1 and plenty of bait around new Smyrna.  One throw and done on a big school of mullet this morning in the icw, saw some threadfins at the inlet but didn’t need them, and finished by hook-and-lining a couple dozen pinfish for tomorrow.

    Didn’t catch much but we were committed to tarpon fishing today, which doesn’t work out every time 
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