With Snook season now open, many anglers will be out and about searching for their slots. Deep bridges with strong current are good places to start your hunt. During the day, the Snook can be found sunning themselves on shallow mudflats that keep them warm. The fish are still is keyed in and feeding on shrimp, so use a live shrimp or an artificial shrimp lure to get hooked up. The Sheepshead have been biting extremely well this week inshore with some quality fish being caught from both boat and shore.
Sailfish action slowed as the week progressed. Earlier in the week, lots of Sails were being reported but as the week progressed, we noticed less and less. Locating bait in 150-300’ of water has been essential to locating the Sailfish. Keep an eye out for signs of life like flying fish on the surface, or balls of bait on the sonar. The Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) along with some nice bulls are still mixed right in with the Sailfish. A good amount of Cobia have been reported this week from depths ranging anywhere from 90-130’ of water. The Kingfish bite is still spotty but seems like it turned back on a little bit this week inside of the ledge around 100’. Snapper fishing continued to produce this week in around 90-130’ of water mainly off Jupiter.
At this point, it is safe to say that surf fishing has been a little off this year, but things finally started to shape up over this past week. Jacks, Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish and Sharks have all been caught up and down the beach and at the Juno Pier this week. Walk the beach with a big surface plug to attract the attention of some big Jacks or the sharks. The Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel really filled in this week around Juno Beach, West Palm Beach and Boynton Beachand the sharks followed close behind. Pompano action also increased quite a bit this week. Good reports of Pompano came from both north and south of Jupiter Inlet just about every day on sand fleas, clam and FishBites.