The Juno Pier is the place to be for catching Snook this week. There has been a lot of sea weed along the surf so getting a little further out on the pier may be the only way to go right now. The Snook have been stacking up under the pier pretty thick. They have also been stacking up in Jupiter and Palm Beach Inlets. Flair Hawk Jigs, swimbaits and big live baits are the way to get em right now. The smaller resident Snook have been biting well along the bridges at night on smaller presentations. The Jupiter Spillway opened up for a few days this week and anglers reported hot action over there! Some Mangrove Snapper moving around inshore but no big hauls just yet.
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) fishing reports slowed down a bit this week, and the pattern of the Dolphin being scattered throughout a huge range of depths remains the same. This week, fishing reports were coming in from 100-1200’ of water. With that, trolling is still your best bet at finding the schools. Make sure you are locating signs of life and fishy water before dropping the spread back. All the Dolphin being caught recently have been on some type of structure, even if it’s just a lot of flying fish in the area but defined weed lines and floating debris are always best. There is a lot of action right now around the 120’ ledge from the Juno Pier to Jupiter Inlet. Seems like fishing around the ledge is almost a sure bet of bending the rods this week. Tons of Bonita and Sharks in there which means that predatory fish will not be far behind in West Palm Beach and Boynton Beach. Reports of Kingfish, Dolphin, Blackfin Tuna, Bonita and some Wahoo all came from boats fishing around the ledge this week. Look for the best chances of a Wahoo bite to come from 100-200’ of water early and late in the day, during low light conditions and then push out a little deeper to 250-350’ once the sun is high in the sky. Bottom fishing has been hot too, with good size and numbers of Yellowtail and Mutton Snapper mostly being caught on Sardines.
The sea weed along the beach has made fishing a bit tough this week, but on the days you can get through it. What is biting right now? the Snook fishing has been pretty good. The Snook have been cruising up and down the beach. Look for low light conditions and high tide in the afternoon to be your best shot of hooking up. If you are fishing the beach during the day, look for the Snook to be hanging out right in the first trough, closest to the beach. These fish offer a great opportunity for sight fishing which is a ton of fun. Throw a live Croaker, Sand Perch, Pilchard or even a natural colored swimbait to catch them.