Snook Season will be opening back up on 2/1, so more and more Snook reports have been making their way in as guys begin scouting the area for slot fish before opening day. Snook fishing right now remains catch and release only. Look for them to be holding underneath boat docks, mangroves, sea walls and mudflats that are near deep water right now on the outgoing tide. Shrimp imitations or live shrimp have been working best on the Snook.
This week’s weather caused an array of mixed fishing reports to come in. What is biting right now in Jupiter, West Palm Beach and Boynton Beach? Good reports came in from the few days it was fishable out there. The reports this week were fair, with things seeming a little slower than they have been. Sailfish have been biting around 150-225’ but not as many as we would expect for this time of year. The North wind that fires up the Sails just has not been coming through enough for them yet this year. Dolphin are still being caught in the same depth range as the Sailfish, with a few nice sized bulls in the mix. The Kingfish seemed to have scattered up and down the 120’ line as action was a bit more spotty than usual for them this week. However, a few more Wahoo were caught by some of the guys trolling along the ledge in the past few days.
This week has been incredibly slow for surf and pier anglers. Lots of talk right now about this big front coming through that could possibly spark some better action around the surf zone. With that, Pompano and Spanish Mackerel reports from the Juno Pier and surrounding beaches have been very sparce lately. Some fish being caught but not all that many, and few keepers. Very few Bluefish around right now too, we are still waiting for them to really push in thick. The sharks have not really been around the surf either due to the lack of fish out there. If a good push of Pompano, Spanish Mackerel and/or Bluefish come into the surf, plan on the sharks returning in good numbers as well.