Friday, March 18, 2022

From Todd & Eddy @ Juno Bait -Juno Beach


INSHORE- Snook fishing remains good inshore: And as we move into spring (namely more consistent warm weather) it will only improve more.  The Loxahatchee River has been holding a fair number of snook.  Early in the morning and on the tide changes, the topwater bite has started to heat up.  The Yo-Zuri Topknock or Hydro Pencil is a good choice, as is the Rapala Skitter V or Skitterwalk.  A slow walk the dog action (don't go too fast on the retrieves yet) is the way to go with the topwater.  Live mullet fished along a seawall and under boat docks with fair current flow is also a safe bet for the snook.  A fair number of tarpon in the river right now as well, along with a few big jacks.  The Sheepshead have really started thinning out in Palm Beach Inlet, but still maybe a few around to find.  Speaking of Palm Beach Inlet, the jacks and tarpon have been  around pretty heavy.  For the jacks a GT Ice Cream or Diamond Jig is a great choice.  The Tarpon are a little tougher to pattern, but live shrimp around the Sailfish Club remains a great starting point, especially at night. 

SURF/PIER-  Pompano fishing remained very good this week, and the weather for the weekend doesn't look like it will change that.  If anything the pomps may even bite a little better this weekend.  No hot spot to speak of on the beach; reports continue to come in from south of the Juno Beach Pier to Jupiter Island.  Fresh shrimp, clams, sandfleas, FishBites, and FishGum are all really good choices for the pompano.  Best bite seems to be in the morning and then again late in the afternoon.  While tides no doubt play into pompano fishing, those low light periods of the day are the real key to success.  The Juno Beach Pier has also had a few pompano around, with the same baits listed above working well and also Doc's Goofy Jigs.  The sharks are around this week, and they will also determine where the pompano end up.  Still a scattering of bluefish around, but numbers have started thinning out a bit.  Cut sardines have been the bait of choice for the blues.  Snook fishing continues to slowly improve at the Juno Beach Pier, another few weeks and it will really start to open up.  A small number of springtime cobia cruising the beach as well...keep the jig ready in case one pops up! 

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