Snook fishing is still great inshore. The Mullet are still around, but not for much longer. Once the mullet all clears out, the shrimp start coming through and it is typically a more difficult bite than when the fish are dialed into the Mullet. Fish your large presentations around the bridges at night now, because before you know it, you will have to downsize drastically to get bit. Some big Jacks and a few Tarpon are being caught in the inlets in the early morning and around sunset, but the best action right now for the Tarpon and Jacks will be found in the Intracoastal Waterway.
Finally, some better weather this week lead to some better fishing reports. It’s not that the fishing hasn’t been good, it has just been difficult for a lot of guys to get out there recently. Dolphin fishing has been excellent all week with some big ones being boated in various depths. Some of the best reports came from 300-400’, but they really seemed to be all over this week. The full moon was a good one for the Wahoo off Jupiter, Boynton Beach and West Palm Beach, but the Bahamas are really starting to light up right off the West End, and that has been the big Wahoo talk recently. Not as many Sailfish this week as expected, but the Kingfish bit good along the 120’ Ledge. Yellowtail and Mutton Snapper fishing along with some nice Grouper have all been biting good on dead sardines in shallow.
Lots going on around the Surf and Piers last week and plenty of action to get in on this week! The Pompano bite is the best we have seen in a while at the Juno Pier and around the surrounding beaches. Goofy Jigs are the best jigs to use. It seems like they have a different color preference every day so make sure you have your color assortment ready. If you are going to be fishing on the beach for Pompano, use Sand Fleas or FishBites on a hi-lo rig with a pyramid sinker. Some Kingfish have been biting at the pier in the early morning and late afternoons as well. There have been a few Spanish Mackerel around the pier too, but not a whole bunch just yet. The Sharks are getting thick on the beach too. Walk the beach with a large surface plug or throw out a big chunk of fresh cut bait and get ready for a big hookup!