Snook fishing has been good inshore this week, they have really started gearing up to head over to the inlets to spawn now. Obviously with the pandemic, access is extremely limited right now, but if you can find a spot to fish, the Snook have been CHEWING! Smaller shrimp imitations have been producing the most bites, but a Flair Hawk jig or swimbait swept along the bottom during the outgoing tide is sure to get picked up by a bigger one. Sand perch reports are still coming in steadily from the Intracoastal Waterway on small pieces of shrimp and a few more Mangrove Snapper reports trickled in this week.
What is being caught right now in Jupiter, West Palm Beach and Boynton Beach? The Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) were all over the place this week with little consistency to follow. It seems like one day they would be in 500’ and the next they could be over 1000.’ They key to finding the Dolphin right now is covering water and finding the productive water. Look for signs of life like weed lines with bait, slicks, rip lines and bait on the surface to find the Dolphin. There are still some Sailfish hanging around and they are being caught on kites in 150-300’ of water right now. The Blackfin Tuna were caught mostly trolling in 150-300’ of water this week while the Kingfish bit well from 120-150’ along with some Cobia in the same depth range. Jupiter Inlet to Juno Pier seems to be the zone to fish right now. Snapper reports were good this week, but lots of frustrated bottom fishermen out there right now with the abundance of sharks in close.
The Juno Pier along with basically all beach access still remains closed, so fishing reports have been extremely scarce. There should be a good number of Pompano in the surf and we did have some reports of Tarpon and Jacks spotted cruising around the surf this week. Only way to get on them right now is to pull your boat in close to the surf or if you have access to a private beach.