INSHORE- The inshore fishing was a bit of a toss up this week. The big news was some good action heating up around Munyon Island. A nice push of finger mullet around Munyon Island and in McArthur State Park had the snook, jacks, and bluefish fired up. Throwing top waters early and late in the day is a good bet. Don’t overlook fishing at night as a good option as well in the same area. Snook fishing around the bridges slacked off a bit this week, but still a decent number of fish around. Sheepshead and Black Drum are beginning to pop up in the wintertime hangouts. Live shrimp will be the bait of choice for them. Reports along the Hobe Sound Flats are improving, with a mixture of wintertime species beginning to take up their seasonal homes.
SURF/PIER- Southeast winds have really slowed the reports down for the week. Pompano reports have not been very good this week. A handful of pomps around, but tough fishing for the most part. The bluefish action slowed down this week, but that could change with an upcoming change in the wind. The bluefish that are around have been biting best late in the afternoon or at night. Best action on the bluefish has been north of Jupiter Inlet. The Juno Beach Pier has had some Spanish Mackerel and a few Kingfish around as well. Best action of the mackerel will be with crappie jigs and the “bobber rig”. A Rapala X-Rap or Yo-Zuri Longcast Hydro Minnow is a good way to go for the kings. Best action on the kings will be first thing in the morning. Blacktip and Spinner Sharks are around in pretty good numbers. Best action on the sharks will come very late in the afternoon or at night. The Juno Beach Pier also saw a handful of redfish and surprisingly a few flounder this week.