INSHORE- Pretty good inshore reports despite less than overall water conditions. Snook fishing remains solid; especially with a slightly unexpected pop of mullet showing up after Nicole. The Loxahatchee River has been holding a fair number of snook, along with a few tarpon and jacks. The bridge snook bite remains good at night. With temps remaining fairly warm the snook are still biting bigger baits well; but are also responding well to smaller presentations (3" NLBN or Shrimp Jig) as well. As the water temps drop the smaller and slower the baits go the better! A scattering of sheepshead around, but no big numbers yet. Expect that to get better as the water cools off a little more.
SURF/PIER- Despite much nicer conditions along the beach this week the surf fishing remains on the slower side. The water is still an off color after the storm; which is no doubt not helping the fishing. The Juno Beach Pier is back open, with only limited reports coming through. When catfish lead off what's being caught at the pier...you know things are not great. The Juno Beach Pier has also had a few small jacks and ribbonfish around. With any luck NE winds will help get some more Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, and Pompano headed in our direction. Have heard a handful of rumors (We won't call them reports so much!) of some decent pompano fishing starting in Jensen Beach and headed north.