Good mullet pod action continued throughout this week bringing productive Snook fishing to the bridges, inlets, beaches, piers, sea walls and back canals. We really saw good improvement in the fishing from last week’s report until now. Snook action seems to be popping off all over the place. Plenty of slots, and even a few big overslot were reported this week from the bridges in West Palm Beach at night. Fish with live or cut mullet on the bottom for the best chance at a nice Snook right now, with ladyfish being the next best thing. Artificial anglers are throwing big swimbaits and chartreuse or white flair hawk jigs to catch the Snook. Snook action was best this week early in the morning before sunup and right around sunrise. Sunset is a great time to check out what is going on.
Not many anglers made it offshore the past week but there were a few weather windows. There were some Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) reports from anglers running and gunning for birds and debris from 600’-1000’. Live bait chumming was the key to getting them to the boat. On the ledge there were some brag worthy Snapper (Muttons) hauled in on live bait and sardines in 90’-200’. Alongside the muttons some Snapper (Yellowtail) in 60’-110’ on live bait were caught as well as a Snapper (Vermillion) in 110’-200’ mainly from slow pitch jigging. Some Wahoo and King Mackerel (Kingfish) were caught pulling planers with either double skirted ballyhoo strips or swimming mullet in 70’-90’.
There are great reports coming in from anglers fishing around the inlet in the early mornings reporting tons of big Snapper (Mangrove) and blue runners cruising around the rocks. Live or cut mullet have been the go to choice for the Snapper. There have been a few Tarpon mixed in with the Snook. The big schools of Jack Crevalle were not as prevalent in West Palm Beach this week, look for them to be coming in soon!