INSHORE- Inshore fishing improved a bit this week. Cooler temps seemed to get the fish biting a bit better. Sheepshead and black drum action really improved in the Loxahatchee River and ICW. Live shrimp will be the best bait option for both of them. Mixed in with the drum and sheepshead will be some ladyfish, jacks, and occasional pompano. The Hobe Sound ICW flats continue to improve with an assortment of life. A few trout, pompano, snook, ladyfish, and other assorted life are swimming around on the Hobe Sound Flats right now. Live shrimp, Gulp Shrimp, and gold spoons are all good bait/lure options on the flats right now. Look for the stretch from Mile Marker 40-44 to be your best bet. If the west side of the ICW gets blown out, give the boat docks on the east side of the ICW a try.
SURF/PIER- Surf fishing once again left a bit to be desired this week. Surf and water conditions did improve towards the end of the week; but unfortunately fishing reports did not drastically improve with the better conditions. A small handful of pompano were caught from Juno Beach up to Hobe Sound. No rhyme or reason to the pompano, just a few around for those spending time on the beach. Sandfleas (if you can find them!), clams, and FIshBites all remain good bait choices for the pompano. The Juno Beach Pier has had a handful of Spanish Mackerel this week. Crappie jigs or small Rapala X-Raps remain good bait choices for the Spanish Macs on the pier. Best action for them will be first thing in the morning and then late in the afternoon. A few kingfish bites on the pier this week as well. Seems to be best first thing in the morning for the kings. A size 14 Rapala X-Rap or Yo-Zuri Longcast Minnow will be top lure choices for the kings. The Blacktip Sharks are starting to show in better numbers along the beach. Still a few weeks away from full on migration status; but better numbers for sure around this week.
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