Recent warming temperatures has the inshore fishing very good right now. Expect the Snook and Jacks to be chewing well. Both species have been feeding on the big, spring mullet that are taking cover near the inshore sea walls and boat docks. The bridges at night have yielded good numbers of Snook this week, but they are mostly feeding on small shrimp, so be sure to scale down your presentation to get bit. Fishing reports of Tarpon have been coming in from up in the Loxahatchee River all week. Most of them are juveniles that are a ton of fun on light tackle. Some Pompano were reported this week and the Sheepshead are still biting well around the bridges.
Sailfish action has slowed down quite a bit this week, but a bunch of Blackfin Tuna pushed in and were caught on live baits by the guys Sailfishing in 150-200’ of water, primarily from Boyton Inlet to West Palm Beach to Jupiter Inlet. Plenty of Kingfish around this week ranging from 120-200’ caught drifting with dead sardines and on live baits while Sailfishing as well. There were some big Wahoo around this weekend as well, an 85 pounder was caught in the Sailfish Challenge Tournament on Sunday! There have been a lot of Cobia still hanging around the ledge so make sure to always have a jig or live bait ready for them!
Surf and Pier bites seemed to really pick up this week. Earlier in the week, there was a good Pompano bite at the Juno Pier. Finally, some nicer conditions brought some nice fish around the beach and pier. A big push of Jacks including some giants have been coming through, Pompano, Spanish Mackerel, small Kingfish and a couple Bluefish were all reported to be producing good action this week at the pier. Croakers have been biting on frozen shrimp very well in the surf, they are all over! The sharks are really thick right now. If you do not want them to steal your catch, don’t forget to bring your fish in as quickly as possible because you know they are just waiting for it! With the sharks being around in large numbers right now, walking the beach with a big topwater lure is a great option for some visible surface strikes. At night, a fresh chunk of cut bait is sure to get picked up quick.