INSHORE- Snook fishing reports remain good in the Loxahatchee River and around the bridges at night. Warming water temperatures have the snook more inclined to actively feed, and slowly begin hiding towards the inlets. The arrival of a few more springtime mullet inshore will also perk their interest. It's not a full on chew yet, but putting some time in and fishing the correct tides will give you a chance at some snook bites. During the day look for the snook to be tight to seawalls and under boat docks ready to ambush unsuspecting mullet. At night they are holding around bridge shadow lines and under boat docks; with shrimp still making up the bulk of their diet. The top of the outgoing tide in most cases is going to be hard to beat for the best action. If the rain this week gets the spillways opened up, the snook will no doubt show up. Still a few tarpon around inshore, along with a handful of big jacks. A few more mangrove snapper are starting to show up inshore.
photo courtesy of Pompano Rich
SURF/PIER- Pompano fishing remained very good this week both along the beach and at the Juno Beach Pier. Hard to say just how long this spring run of pomps will last; so definitely get after them if you have the chance. The usual natural baits (shrimp, clams, and the ever elusive Sandflea) are the way to go; while FishBites and FishGum continue to rack up the catches as well. On the Juno Beach Pier a Doc's Goofy Jig will also produce some pompano bites, especially early in the morning and late in the afternoon. Lowlight periods remain the best bet for the pompano. Good numbers of late season bluefish around this week; with catches coming from both the pier and beach in good numbers. Cut sardines and mullet will be top bait choices for the bluefish: A silver spoon or swimming plug is a solid choice as well for the blues. Croakers have been abundant in the first trough; and are biting fresh shrimp the best. The Juno Beach Pier is also starting to hold some live baits on a little more consistent basis (summer is just around the corner!). With the bait showing up a bit more the snook numbers are improving; along with a stray cobia or kingfish as well. Good time of year to get out on the beach or pier for nice mixed bag action!
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