Just a few more days of catch and release Snook fishing before it’s go-time! Snook fishing was good this week around the bridges, dock lights and light lines at night on live or artificial shrimp. The Sheepshead and Black Drum action has been very good on the bridges with shrimp or fiddler crabs. The only talk of Pompano right now seems to be a decent bite coming from the Loxahatchee River.
The Sailfish bite was much steadier this week as the weather calmed down and we saw some good north winds. West Palm Beach to Jupiter is where the kite bite has been for the Sails, fishing in 250-225’ of water. Live goggle eyes or blue runners fished below a kite has been the hot ticket recently for getting in on the Sailfish bite. A good number of Dolphin are still being reported to be mixed right in with the sailfish along with a few Cobia and Wahoo reports right from that same depth zone. The Kingfish action has been slowly dying out along the 120’ ledge, but guys trying are still seeing a few good fish. As predicted, Snapper fishing picked right back up this week with many of the drift boats reporting nice hauls of Snapper on the bottom with some Cobia and a few Kingfish in the mix too.
Conditions were finally better for surf fishing in Boynton Beach this week! We had a few days with good north winds that pushed a good number of Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish and Pompano into our local surf. The water cleaned up nicely as the week progressed bringing better and better fishing. Blacktip sharks should really start pouring in thick soon, but we will only see them in big numbers if the smaller fish fill in first, which has not seemed to be the case until the past few days.