What is being caught inshore? Another late push of Mullet came through this week and had the Snook all fired up. Nighttime is the right time currently and there are a few bruiser jacks in the mix so be ready for them too. There are a bunch of bluefish mixed right in with the Snook and Jacks so throwing soft plastic lures can be a pain right now. This is a great chance to try throwing some hard lures like a Rapala X rap or Yo-Zuri Mag Darter. The wintertime inshore patterns are finally beginning to heat up with some nice Black Drum and Sheepshead being reported on shrimp.
Not all that much to speak off for offshore fishing this week. Some Sailfish are being caught around Jupiter, Boynton Beach and West Palm Beach on live bait, but the bulk of them are still being caught trolling north of Ft. Pierce. Keep an eye out for the Sailfish to be showing up in numbers in these upcoming weeks. Some Kingfish were caught drifting dead sardines around 120’. The Dolphin were in 400-600’ this week, but no crazy numbers to speak of. We are in the middle of a tricky transition period offshore right now. The summer fishing patterns have basically dried up entirely and the Sailfish have not quite shown up in good numbers yet
Good reports of a mix of species from the beaches and piers this week. The Spanish Mackerel are spread all up and down the beaches from Juno down to Palm Beach, as are the Bluefish. Small spoons and topwater lures are the best ways to catch these guys in the surf. The Pompano fishing died out this week, but a few were caught here and there. Plenty of sharks around too right now and a few snook in the beach trough.