INSHORE: Don't forget snook season closed as of June 1st, so catch and release only fishing for a few months. Lots of snook in and moving towards the inlets right now. Shouldn't be too hard to find them right now! The warming weather has helped to push some mangrove snapper inshore. The bridges are starting to produce the mangroves at night. Small live pilchards and live shrimp are the best bait choice for the mangroves right now. Scattered sheepshead are also hanging around the bridges and boat docks in the ICW. Been a fair number of tarpon pushing around the mouth of the Palm Beach Inlet over the past few days, as well as some big jacks.
SURF/PIER: Summertime beach fishing is pretty much upon us. A stray pompano or two maybe around still, but for the most part they have pushed on up the coast. Croakers, whiting, and sand perch will be the best bet in the surf right now for those looking to take something home for dinner. Fish small pieces of cut shrimp in the first trough for best luck on them. Catch and release snook fishing continues to improve along the beach, and will continue to get better as the summer moves on. Sight fishing cruising snook in the surf is a lot of fun and definitely worth trying out. The Juno Beach Pier has had a lot of snook around as well. The Pier is also seeing a nice number of bonita and big jacks...two species that don't get the credit they deserve. As the weather heats up remember to fish early in the morning and late in the day for best luck.
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