Finally, we are seeing some good cold fronts here in West Palm Beach! The foul weather, and hard NE winds was definitely enough to push some bait in and get the fish moving around good this week. Anglers fishing the surf and jetties in West Palm Beach reported hot Snook action, especially late in the afternoon and early in the morning. The rocks have been challenging to navigate at night due to the huge swell, but beach pockets and fishing deeper in the inlets have been productive as an alternative to standing on the rocks. Big Snook, Jack Crevalle, Bluefish, Tarpon, Spanish Mackerel, Snapper (Mangrove) and Snapper (Mutton) have all been reported caught around the Inshore waters of West Palm Beach this week. Look for the Jack Crevalle and Bluefish to be feeding on the surface either in the inlet or along the beaches and hit them with a topwater lure skipping across the surface or a big flashy spoon.
Cold Front Kept Boats at Dock
A good number of Blacktip and Spinner sharks have been reported hot on the tails of the Bluefish. Fresh chunks of Bluefish is the best way to get tight on a shark off the beach right now, but most fresh chunked baits will work! The bridges in West Palm Beach have been productive for Snook this week as well, most of the reported action has been at night on the bridges but we did have some slot Snook reported from anglers fishing early mornings and right around sunset as well. Many of the anglers fishing the local bridges have reported that the mullet has started to thin out and the fish have been hitting on Shrimp. Drifting weightless artificial shrimp through the light line, sweeping shrimp tails with a jig head along the bottom, and fishing with live shrimp has all been productive for the Snook recently.