INSHORE/SURF/PIER- Catch and release snook fishing will no doubt be the main game in town for the better part of the summer. The snook have taken up residence in all of the usual summertime spots. Jupiter and Palm Beach(Lake Worth) Inlet, Lake Worth and Juno Beach Pier, and countless stretches of beach will be filled with snook as the summer goes on. Early in the morning or late in the afternoon the snook can be fooled with a wide variety of lures. Rapala X-Raps, Yo-Zuri Crystal Minnows, Live Target Swimbaits, DOA Bait Busters, and assorted Flairhawk Jigs are all good choices. In higher light periods try livebaits for best luck, good choices include; sandperch, croakers, whiting, greenies, and sardines. Tarpon are making their usual push north along the beaches right now, best way to catch them…be lucky!
Inshore mangrove snapper fishing should be very good right now. As usual, like a broken record, fish early and late for best luck. The tricky little snapper like live shrimp, small live baitfish (sardines and pilchards), and assorted cutbaits.