The inlets are the place to be if you want to be on the Snook this week. Large live baits like Croakers and Sand Perch are working best during the day and at night a big swimbait is hard to beat right now. Good Snook fishing has been reported from the bridges near the inlets at night this week on both live baits and 8” swimbaits too. The inshore Mangrove Snapper bite is great right now around the bridges at night on live or dead shrimp and pilchards.
Finally, some better Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) fishing reports to speak of this week and some consistency! The Dolphin were all reported from 1200’-1500’ of water this week. Most of the fish were small but a few nice sized bulls were mixed in. The schools of fish remain spread out so trolling a variety of baits to cover water is still going to be your best bet of finding the fish. The Kingfish are still biting well around the 120’ ledge from Jupiter to Palm Beach Inlet. Still a fair number of Wahoo around too from 150-350’ depending on the time of day you are fishing for them. Snapper fishing is still hot from 60’-90’, Yellowtail, Mutton and Mangrove Snapper are all being caught right now along the bottom with dead sardines.
Some quality action reported over from the Juno Pier this week with a good mixed bag of species to catch right now. Rapala x-raps and swimbaits have been producing some really good fish first thing in the morning. Usually, the first hour after the Pier opens is the best time of day to throw artificial. A good number of Tarpon have been seen cruising around the pier early in the morning. The Kingfish have been reportedly biting well early in the morning on the x-raps. The Snook fishing has been as good as it gets over at the pier for the past few days. Live Croakers and Sand Perch are the best bait for the Snook right now.