Snook fishing reports continued this week inshore, especially around the bridges at night and the ICW when the sun is up. Sheepshead, Black Drum and even a few Redfish are in their full swing wintertime habits, taking cover and feeding around bridge pilings, boat docks and sea walls. Reports have started coming in from the backside of John D. McArthur State Park this week with anglers reporting catches of some nice snook and some better trout along with some big Jacks on the surface back there!
The Sailfish bite has been on for the boats making it out of Jupiter, West Palm Beach and Boynton Beach this week, which was not too many. The rough seas kept most guys home this week, but guys who got out there found them in 150-250’ of water anywhere from Juno Pier to Jupiter inlet. Live goggle eyes under the kite has been the best technique to catch the Sails right now. The Dolphin are still mixed right in with the Sailfish and there have been some really nice ones in the mix so don’t hesitate to drop the spread back and do some trolling around that zone. A bunch of Kingfish are still being caught along the 120’ ledge and a few nice Wahoo were reported right from that same area this week. Less bottom fishing reports than usual this week with not much other than rough seas to blame. Look for the Snapper reports to start flowing again once the weather calms.
Big east winds blowing right in your face made it difficult for surf anglers along the beaches and piers this week. Some better Pompano action was had at the Juno Pier this week, but the main draw over there is still the Spanish Mackerel.