INSHORE- Snook fishing was very good again this week. The bridges are producing a good bite, especially at night. Outgoing tide tends to produce best, but some fish are coming on the incoming as well. With the snook you really are just looking for some current, slack tides are not ideal. During the day look for the snook to be tight to seawalls and under boat docks in the ICW and Loxahatchee River. Mixed in with the snook have been some bruiser jacks. Both the snook and jacks are very happy to eat a large live mullet. Mangrove snapper action continues to improve inshore. Still a fair number of tarpon anging around Lake Worth Inlet.
photo courtesy of Pompano Rich
SURF/PIER- Pompano fishing remained very good both along the beach and on the pier this week. Sandfleas, clams, and fishbites remain the top producing baits for the pompano right now. The early morning and late afternoon bite have been the ticket for the pompano. Keep a rod in close (first trough) for a good bite on whiting and croaker. Fresh cut shrimp is the best bet for the whiting and croaker. The Juno Beach Pier has been pretty hot with a fair Spanish Mackerel bite, a few kingfish, some bruiser jacks, and an increasing number of snook. While a few live baits are starting to show at the pier, dead sardines have been the best bet for the snook. Rapapla X-Raps, Yo-Zuri longcast, and the Shimano Colt Sniper lures have all been a good lure choice. Should hopefully continue into the weekend.