INSHORE- Tough fishing inshore this week. Snook season opened back up, but snook fishing as a whole remains a bit tough locally. The shrimp jig is still producing a few bites around the bridges at night. Look for outgoing tide to be best, especially in areas that have cleaner water. That slightly dirtier water on outgoing tide is often the ticket to trick finicky snook. During the day the snook will be laid up around seawalls and boat docks with dark mud bottom. The dark bottom heats up quicker and the snook will be more active. Sheepshead fishing remains fair. Inshore reports have been a bit better than reports coming out of the inlets. Although both Jupiter and Palm Beach Inlet have both been producing a few sheepshead. Live shrimp is a top bait choice for the sheepshead. Palm Beach Inlet continues to hold a pretty good number of jacks. A lot of them are in the 1-3lb range, with some bruisers mixed in as well. Also a fair number of tarpon moving around Palm Beach Inlet as well.
SURF/PIER- Fishing was pretty slow both on the beach and at the Juno Beach Pier this week. Despite nice calm conditions and good looking water the fish just didn't show in any numbers. The pier produced a handful of Spanish Mackerel on crappie jigs. A few jacks cruised through the pier as well early in the week. A lone snook or two were caught by those very patiently fishing sardine chunks under the T. Pompano fishing remains very slow locally. Better pompano reports have been coming in from up northern (Hutchison Island and Fort Pierce) beaches. Spanish Mackerel have not been holding in Peck's Lake this week. Hopefully a hard blow this weekend shakes things up a bit.
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