Inshore fishing reports are productive this week for catch and release Snook fishing around the dock lights and bridge pilings at night. During the day, look for them to be hanging under boat docks and tucked up around sea walls. Shrimp jigs, Vudu Shrimp, Hyperplastic DartSpins, and DOAs are all great options for imitating shrimp right now. The Sheepshead and some Black Drum are still around the bridges and boat docks, biting on crustaceans like live and frozen shrimp or sand fleas. They will even bite FishBites if you are in a rush! Not too many Pompano reports lately, but the ones being reported have all come from the Loxahatchee River.
This week’s weather has stopped a lot of guys from getting offshore this week, but guys that did are reporting nice numbers of Sailfish. Still not the double-digit days we are all waiting for but plenty of boats reporting five or more chances at Sailfish in a day. The next cold front that pushes through here should really get those Sails fired up as we approach the true beginning of Sailfish season off of West Palm Beach, Boynton and Jupiter. What is biting right now? There were some bull Dolphin mixed in with the Sailfish again this week scattered around. The Kingfish bit right in the same zone as the Sailfish and Dolphin and along the 120’ ledge this week as well. When this weather clears up we should start seeing some more good bottom reports again but nothing to speak on the bottom this week largely due to the rough seas.
Poor Weather conditions and rough surf has made surf fishing fairly difficult this week. Some nice Pompano were caught this week at the Juno Pier by the guys who braved the conditions but no crazy numbers just yet. When this weather calms down, the Pompano action should increase drastically and we will start seeing many more fish. A few Bluefish and a good number of Spanish Mackerel have been around the Pier as well and guys are catching them on small metal jigs/spoons and crappie jigs. The Spanish Mackerel have really been thick over in Peck’s Lake, but the poor water clarity has made them tough to catch all week. Once again, when the conditions clear back up, except this bite to pick right back up!