INSHORE: Snook fishing remains the highlight on the inshore fishing side of things. The last of the big springtime mullet and a little more stable warming trend in the forecast should have the snook very fired up for the last few weeks of season. Look for the bridges closer to inlets to produce on outgoing tides. The snook will be feeding heavy over the next few weeks before the summer moons start to have them thinking about other things. Jacks are around in good numbers and will keep things interesting when the snook don't want to cooperate. A topwater lure (like a Zara Spook) fished along seawalls at sunrise will most likely not go unnoticed by one of the two! Other inshore action remains a little spotty. Have been hearing a few sheepshead sighting reports (the actual catching of them is another story), and some fair sand perch action.
photo courtesy of Pompano Rich Vidulich Beach Charter Guide Services
SURF/PIER: Pompano action is slowing a bit, but still very good overall. Fish early and late fore best action on the pompano, and don't be afraid to try a variety of baits. Sandfleas, clams, and Fishbites remain the top producing baits; but this time of year fresh cut shrimp can also be a great producer. Some big schools of jacks cruising the beach right now if your looking for some tackle busting fun. Also a few good pods of tarpon reported cruising along the beach. Snook continue to trickle in along the beach and around the pier; and that should only continue as we move into the next few weeks. The Juno Beach Pier has also been catching a few kingfish. Good fishing right now, especially during low light periods of the day.