The shrimp bite is on for the snook and Tarpon on the bridges and around the Loxahatchee River, especially at night. The Tarpon have been biting especially well in the river. Look for the snook to be around light lines from the bridges, dock lights and seawalls at night and in the early morning. They will be positioned along the bottom in “ambush points” where shrimp will flow with the current right over the fish’s heads. Look for big Jacks to be along the seawalls too and willing to hit a surface lure moving quick. There has been a mixed bag of reports coming in from the Hobe Sound Flats. This is the time of year to take a ride up there! Snook, Snapper, Trout, Bluefish, Pompano, Jacks are all being caught well on live or frozen shrimp on the flats.
The weather has made it tough for a lot of guys to get offshore this week and the fishing reports have been slim. The Sail fishing has been good using goggle eyes and blue runners in 100-200’ and we are anticipating it only gets better in the next few weeks. Wahoo fishing was hot right before the foul weather came through, a bunch of nice ones were caught high speed trolling off Jupiter, West Palm Beach and Boynton Beach. Right in the same area as the Sailfish has been big bull Dolphin and a few Cobia as well. The bottom fishing has been consistent with Snapper and a few Grouper off Jupiter in 90’ on Dead Sardines.
The Bluefish are still popping up around the surf and pier in good number, but you can tell they are beginning to thin out a little bit now. The Spanish Mackerel, on the other hand, are still showing up more and more in the surf. The Pompano bite has been great at the Juno Pier and on the surrounding beaches on Goofy Jigs, Sand Fleas or Fish Bites. Not much has changed with the sharks recently, there are still a ton of Blacktip and Spinner sharks cruising the surf zone and striking a fresh cut chunk bait or big surface plugs.