Snook fishing is still very good inshore from the latest fishing reports, and the season is winding down to an end so make sure you get out there for those last few slots! The bridges closer to the inlet at night have been producing the best action. Look for the fish to be chewing on the outgoing tide. Flair Hawks and big swimbaits should do this trick this week on the slots. Big Jacks have been cruising around the Loxahatchee River and the ICW behind West Palm. Look for them to be cruising the sea walls early in the morning and late in the day. A shiny casting jig or loud topwater plug will draw some aggressive strikes from these Jacks. Some better reports of Mangrove Snapper coming from inshore right now too.
The Kingfish bite is the go-to for guys fishing offshore right now. They are being reported anywhere from Palm Beach Inlet to Jupiter Inlet, mainly in 100-200’ of water right now with the 120’ ledge being a great place to start searching. Drifting with live baits or dead sardines has been the best way to connect with a Kingfish this week, but trolling has produced too. Right in that same depth range, we have been seeing good reports of Blackfin Tuna, a bunch of Wahoos and a few Cobia. Nice mixed bag to catch out there right now in Boynton Beach. The Bonita have started pushing in this week too, which is a good sign because lots of predatory fish feed on them and should be following not too far behind.
The Juno Beach Pier action has been steadily getting better and better. The Snook bite has been on and off all week, with the fish changing up what they want to eat between live baits and dead sardines, but the bite is sure to shape up in coming weeks. A lot of Spanish Mackerel and some Kingfish have been coming over the rails this week. Popping corks above silver spoons or crappie jigs have been working well on the Spanish Mackerel while the Kingfish are being caught on a trolley rig with live baits. Jupiter Inlet saw some good Snook fishing this week on live croakers. Seems like they are already pretty stacked over there in the inlet. A few schools of big Tarpon were spotted this week headed north along the beach and they should continue this behavior for the next few weeks. Look for them to be feeding in the beach trough early in the morning.