The Inshore species have been chewing as the Mullet run winds down to an end. The snook have been devouring the last bit of the Mullet coming through, mostly at night and in the early morning. With the Mullet schools being less prevalent than the last couple of weeks, try scouting out a few good-looking ambush points where the Snook and Tarpon are going to be holding in the current, waiting for the scattered mullet pods to flow through. There are some big Jacks around too and they are going to be mixed right in with the Snook and Tarpon feeding on the last of the scattered Mullet.
Lots of reports coming in from small boats turning around at the inlet or not being able to make it out in general, so fishing reports have been slim. Where are the sailfish being caught in Jupiter, West Palm Beach and Boynton Beach? The start of Sailfish season is approaching, and we have been seeing a good early season run of Sails coming through with the east wind. A few boats reported double digit releases off Jupiter, but others were not so lucky. A couple nice Dolphin were plucked from floating debris this week, but there does not seem to be a whole lot of them within 1000’ these days. Some Wahoo have been reported high speed trolling around Jupiter and the Snapper reports have been good using dead sardines on bottom.
The Bluefish have been thick in the surf zone this week and anglers are having a blast catching them on topwater lures and fast-moving silver jigs. Pompano fishing has also been very good using Goofy Jigs, Sand Fleas and Fish Bites for bait on the Juno Pier and nearby beaches. A few Spanish Mackerel have been biting in the surf too but not the big schools of them that we will be seeing soon. Some Blacktip and Spinner sharks have been cruising around the beaches. This time of year is a great opportunity for some awesome visual strikes on big topwater lures and surface plugs.