Friday, January 18, 2019
From Todd &Trey @ Juno Bait -Juno Beach
The big news inshore this week was a nice push of pompano into the Loxahatchee River (and a few into the ICW up north as well). The pompano are biting sandfleas, shrimp, and Doc's Goofy jigs the best. Sounds like the traditional river jig colors (orange, pink, yellow) are working best for the pompano; with 3/8oz being the top size. Look for the pompano to "skip up" behind the boat while running, and set up in that area for best results. The black drum and sheepshead continue to bite fairly well around boat docks and seawalls in the ICW, especially those with acess to some deeper water close by. Snook fishing has been a bit slower this week. A handful of tarpon reports starting to trickle in from Palm Beach Inlet.
SURF/PIER- Very tough week along the beach and at the pier this week overall. The Juno Beach Pier has had a small handful of Spanish Mackerel around, but for the most part they are turning down most lures in favor of bait (sardines). Kingfish action slowed as well at the pier this week, with just a few being picked off on trolley rigs. A handful of pompano are being caught north of Jupiter Inlet, but overall slower pompano fishing this week. Bluefish were biting cut bait at Hobe Sound Beach earlier in the week, but large swell later in the week slowed that down as well. Just kind of a tough week overall along the beach.