INSHORE- Catch and release snook fishing has been very good in the ICW and Loxahatchee River over the past week. Live mullet in the river fished along seawalls and under boat docks are a really good way to go for great chances at some big snook. Fishing a topwater, like a Yo-Zuri Hydro Pencil, along seawalls is also a good option early in the morning or late in the afternoon. At night look for snook to be in numbers under docklights or stacked up along bridge shadow-lines. Fishing a flair hawk or big swimbait at night is a good way to go for quality bites at night. Typically outgoing tide will be best; but that will also depend on water conditions. Mangrove snapper reports continue to improve inshore; although it hasn't opened up full on just yet.
SURF/PIER- The snook bite, though kind of behind schedule, is starting to get rolling at the Juno Beach Pier. Live croakers or sand perch will be the best bet for the snook, especially the bigger ones. A live sardine or pilchard will also get the attention of the snook as well. Conditions have been a little calm/clear for a plug bite; but a few will take a look at a swimbait or swimming plug usually first thing in the morning. A fair number of big jacks cruising through, along with a good number of tarpon. Still a few reports of some permit cruising through. A handful of mangrove snapper hanging around the pilings. Croakers are biting in the surf, with small live shrimp and pieces of shrimp being the best bait choice