Catch and release Snook fishing has been good this week around the bridges at night, but now that the season is closed, much less guys are out there trying for them. If keeping fish for dinner isn’t your cup of tea, then right after Snook season is a great time to get out on the bridges and catch some of those Snook without all the crowds around. Pompano fishing has been good up in the Loxahatchee River and around the Hobe Sound. The Sheepshead and a few Black Drum have been hanging out around the bridges and boat docks. Use shrimp or sand fleas to target them.
The Weather was not great for guys running offshore this week, so Sailfish reports have been sporadic, but some decent reports still making their way in. The Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) fishing is good right now starting at 300’ and deeper, they have been spread out and the fish coming in have been a larger average size than usual. The fishing report for Kingfish are still biting well in 120’ around the ledge. The bottom fishing was a little off for most of the week as much less Snapper reports than usual came in, but some still being caught around 90’ off Jupiter, West Palm Beach and Boynton Beach.
The heavy east winds this week churned the surf up making it difficult for surf anglers to be productive on the water. When the conditions were fishable, the Spanish Mackerel were biting at the Juno Pier. Metal casting jigs worked best in the wind. The Pompano at the pier have been spotty recently, so it looks like fishing north of Jupiter is going to be your best shot at putting some Pompano in the cooler. The Bluefishing has been hit or miss but expect them to make a better showing next week when it switches back to a north wind.