What is biting right now? The Snook were biting this week, big ones too! Guys fishing on the Juno Pier reported a bunch of quality Snook being pulled over the rails including a few over 40”. Sand Perch and Croakers are the best bait during the day, with swimbaits working well for the first hour in the morning. Some nice schools of Jacks have been moving around the pier as well this week and guys are having a blast catching them on light tackle. Croakers and Sand Perch are biting well in the first trough, right past the breakers on small pieces of frozen shrimp.
The Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) bite continues to be productive but challenging to find them because they are so scattered throughout a wide depth range. According to the latest fishing reports, they were reported anywhere between 500-1500’ with mostly smaller sized fish being reported. Trolling remains your best bet of encountering a school because you can cover more water and fish with a variety of different offerings. A few Blackfin Tuna were reported this week on the troll in 300’. Kingfish action and some decent Wahoo action has been taking place this week. They are scattered up, down and around the 120’ ledge with a few caught deeper. Look for the Wahoo to be right around this zone too early in the morning and in the evening as well. If you are targeting Wahoo while the sun is high up in the sky, pushing out a little deeper to 250-350 is a good idea.
The inlets and beaches have been seeing very good Snook fishing for much of this week too. Look for the best action in the inlets to be at night during the outgoing tide. The beaches are best right now first thing in the morning and late in the afternoon, but high tide throughout the daytime is a good choice too. Swimbaits and Flair Hawks are the go-to right now for artificial baits. The beach around the Juno Pier is a great place to start searching as the fish have been podded up pretty good right past the breaking waves over there. Especially at night right now.