INSHORE- A little stretch of warmer weather has the snook fishing improving inshore. The weather forecast(see below), along with the arrival of a few springtime mullet and other baits, as well as some better fishing reports will no doubt have the Loxahatchee River and ICW very busy this weekend. Seawalls with fair current flow are the place to start the search for the snook. A live mullet is top bait choice; while a topwater (Yo-Zuri Hydro Pencil or Rapala Skitter Walk) will also draw some jaw dropping strikes from the snook. Should be some good jacks cruising the same areas as the snook. Sheepshead action remains good in Palm Beach Inlet. Live shrimp is the bait of choice for them. They won't hang around a whole lot longer so get after them while you still can. The jacks have also been in Palm Beach Inlet in good numbers.
SURF/PIER- Not the most ideal looking conditions for the upcoming weekend; but if the water doesn't get too dirty could be some fish around. Bluefish action has been the most consistent bet this week. Cut bait (sardines or mullet) have been the bait of choice for the blues. A silver spoon or noisy topwater lure will also get the bluefish to bite early in the morning and late in the afternoon. With hard east winds in the forecast make sure you have a good casting heavy lure to stand a chance. Pompano action was shall we say "spotty" at best. Nobody seems to be catching limits regularly, but for the most part those putting in the time will find at least a pomp or two on the beach. Since sandfleas remain impossible to to find; look for shrimp, clams, and FishBItes to be the best bait choices. On the Juno Beach Pier the Doc's Goofy Jig continues to produce a handful of pompano. A fair amount of Spanish Mackerel around. As is always the case with the Macs keep your lure choices on the small side for best results.