Snook fishing has been great this week due to the noticeably warmer weather we’ve had. The fishing reports coming in say Snook have been stacked under the bridges and around the dock lights at night. During the day, they can be found in places like boat docks, seawalls and mangroves. Live and artificial shrimp are still the top choice for Snook anglers right now, but with the showing of some spring mullet, bigger baits like swimbaits and flair hawk jigs will produce some bigger bites at night. Still a bunch of Sheepshead around and a few strong Snapper reports came in this week, which is fairly uncommon for this time of year.
Guys have really had to pick their days recently with the weather swings we have been experiencing. The bite offshore really picked up this week for a variety of species. This was the best week we have had yet for Sailfishing off Palm Beach and Jupiter with many boats releasing double digit numbers. The Blackfin tuna have been around the same zone as the Sailfish, and eating baits presented the same way too. 150-200’ of water using live goggle eyes or blue runners underneath a kite is your best bet for the Sailfish, Blackfin Tuna and Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) right now. Not many fishing reports coming in from deeper than 200’ this week, because the fish are all inside! Kingfish bite was a little better this week with a few more being caught along the ledge in Jupiter, West Palm Beach and Boynton Beach. Good Snapper fishing and multiple Cobia reports have been coming from 60-90’ from Juno Pier to Jupiter Inlet.
The Juno Pier seems to be the place to be locally right now. Reports of the Pompano action increasing once again and more Bluefish showing up around the Pier as well. A good number of Spanish Mackerel around the Pier right now too. The talk of the town on the beach right now though is undoubtedly the sharks. A ton of Blacktip and Spinner sharks around the surf right now. Walking the beach with a big, noisy topwater plug in the morning and evening is an awesome opportunity for an exciting visual strike, while casting a fresh chunk bait into the surf at night as a sure bet for a quick bite right now!