INSHORE- Starting to see a few springtime mullet (spring mullet are typically bigger in size and not in big schools like the fall) inshore and the snook and big jacks are not far behind. Seawalls with current flow, and preferably good ambush points, will be key to finding the snook. Lowlight periods and tide changes will produce the most action. At night the snook continue to bite the shrimp jig well around the bridges. If the warming trend holds they will start to key in more on bigger baits over the next few weeks. Sheepshead action remains fair to good in Palm Beach Inlet. Live shrimp remains the bait of choice for them. Jacks are still cruising Palm Beach Inlet in good numbers as well.
SURF/PIER- Calm clearer conditions had the surf feeling almost like June this week instead of February. Pompano reports were fair along the beach, with a decent scattering of pomps from south of the Juno Beach Pier up to Jupiter Inlet. It wasn't huge numbers for anybody; but 2-3 fish with a few limits seemed to be the norm. Sandfleas and Fishbites continue to be top bait choices for the pomps. Best action remains early morning and late afternoon. With the pompano of course come the sharks; so reel them in quick. Not huge numbers yet on the sharks (spinner/blacktips), but the migration does seem to be slowing kicking off. A popper early in the morning or late afternoon should get some attention, as should a fresh chunk of bait at night. Bluefish action picked up locally this week. Best bite on the bluefish has been coming at night (the surf and the Pier have both been producing) on cut bait. It is still early for the snook, but those patiently fishing dead sardines under the pier have been getting a few bites. Pretty solid biting on croakers this week, with small pieces of fresh shrimp being the best bet.
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