Don’t let the dirty water throw you off in Jupiter, West Palm Beach and Boynton Beach, there are still plenty of mullet schools pushing down the beach with Snook, Tarpon and Jacks right behind them. Look for some snook to be farther inshore on the bridges, seawalls and boat docks at night and in the early morning as well. Usually this time of year, the snook are staged up in areas where they can use the tide as a “conveyor belt” for the mullet and exert less energy feeding this way, than chasing around the schools. Make sure you are fishing when the tide is moving because that will get the mullet moving around, and the snook will be waiting in predictable spots to ambush them.
The offshore weather has been absolutely terrible this past week and no reports have come in. This weekend is going to be a blowout as well, so take the time to organize your tackle, clean your gear and restock on anything you will need for sailfish season!
Heavy surf conditions usually bring good fishing but can cause the surf to become unfishable. The water conditions this week were too rough for fishing at times, but when the conditions were fishable, anglers reported great catches. When the surf gets rough like this, inlet fishing really shines around here. Tarpon, Jacks and Snook all use the large swell and white water in the inlets as cover to feed. Tarpon and Jacks can be seen visually feeding on the surface while the snook are feeding along the bottom or in the mullet schools. Look for visual signs of life including pods of mullet spraying, tarpon rolling and jacks tearing up the surface in the inlets this week.