Friday, September 10, 2021

From Todd & Eddy @ Juno Bait -Juno Beach

 INSHORE:  Snook fishing remains very good inshore right now.  No real mullet schools to speak of yet, but the snook are lining up in all the usual spots like it is coming fairly soon!  The bridge bite continues to go off at night, especially on outgoing tide.  Flair Hawk jigs have been producing well, as have swimbaits (like NLBN or 6" SpoolTek Fatty).  During the day best bet for the snook has been fishing live mullet along seawalls and under boat docks.  First thing in the morning or just before the sun goes down a walk the dog topwater style lure (Yo-Zuri Hydro Pencil or Top Knock) will also get some attention.  A few jacks mixed in with the snook, along with a tarpon or two.  Mangrove snapper bite remains pretty good inshore as well. 

SURF/PIER:  The Juno Beach Pier has been pretty good this week.  Snook fishing has been hot early in the morning and late in the afternoon.  Free-lining pilchards, cigar minnows, and dork jacks has been producing a few slots pretty much every day.  Later in the day try fishing dead baits under the pier for good luck with the snook (It's important to remember snook, especially the big ones, are lazy and always looking for an easy meal to scoop off the bottom!) Spanish Mackerel have been in and out at the pier on a regular basis.  A small freeline live bait is good for them; as is a Clark Spoon on a bobber rig.  A handful of Kingfish have been taken off the end of the Pier this week on large swimming plugs (Size 14 Rapala X-Rap or Yo-Zuri Longcast minnow are great options).  No great mullet run reports in our immediate area; but it does sound like a few good schools are starting to show up to the north of us.  Reports from Ft Pierce and Jensen Beach make it sound like it is starting to happen.  A little north swell this weekend could definitely get them pushed in this direction! 

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