Friday, March 31, 2023

From Todd, Eddy & Jeff @ Juno Bait -Juno Beach

 INSHORE-  A little slower on the inshore reports this week.  Snook fishing remains good, and should only continuer to improve as the water warms up.  It's kind of hard to believe; but we aren't that far away from the snook starting to head towards the inlets in good numbers.  Before they do that though they tend to go on a feeding frenzy.  Look for the snook to start biting the bigger baits (Flairhawks, NLBN's, Hogy Swimbaits, Etc) better than shrimp jigs and smaller wintertime lures.  Day or night the key to snook fishing is using the tide to your advantage.  Snook are lazy and want to lay nose into the current and wait for baits to come to them.  Present baits and lures that way and snook fishing gets a whole lot easier! Some big springtime jacks cruising seawalls inshore right now, along with an occasional tarpon or two as well.  

SURF/PIER-  Pompano fishing remains very good right now!  Although action slowed a bit on Tuesday and Wednesday on the pomps; overall it remains very strong both along the beach and at the Juno Beach Pier.  The usual assortment of sandfleas, clams, shrimp, and Fishbites continue to be the top bait choices; while Doc's Goofy Jigs remain the top lure choice.  The bite seems to be best first thing in the morning and then again later afternoon (Like 4-6, not as much at sunset); and then off and on throughout the day depending on tides.  The sharks (mainly blacktips) are also a fan of the pompano and hanging out close by...In other words REEL FASTER!!!  The Juno Beach Pier has also had some nice schools of big jacks cruising through; with a GT Ice Cream or diamond jig being a top lure choice.  No cobia reports to speak of from the pier this week; but they could come cruising by just about anytime.  

Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area

 I was finally able to get back up on the beach today and actually cast my Over The Bar rods . Randy and I met early this morning and opted not to head down to the Hobe Sound area but rather stay up here on South Hutchinson Island . The pompano bite down that way has been pretty consistent for the past week but the beaches have been super packed with both vacationers and pompano anglers so we looked up this way . We started in the Jensen Beach area but after an hour and a half all we had to show for our efforts was one nice whiting . We decided to go look for some nice water and after three or four stops we accomplished our mission . Tide change was around 845 and by 915 we finally had our first pompano . The bite started slow but by ten o’clock they were chewing and we put together a nice catch of fish up to three pounds . We fished up to north and the beaches north of the Power Plant are deeper than a lot of our local accesses like Normandy, Tiger Shores, and Stuart Beach . I always fish one rod considerably shorter than the normal 70 to 100 yard mark that is the norm for most pompano anglers who fish our local beaches when I fish up towards Fort Pierce . The end result of today was 75 percent of the pompano we caught were 30 to 50 yards from the surf line . These fish tend to come in closer to the beach during the spring but the combination of the spring bite and a deeper trough had them super close today . As far as the hot baits are concerned old “reliable” , EZ Flea Fishbite outfished the Powerlime Crab and Electric Chicken Crab by a wide margin today . . The forecast for the next couple of days is calling for some Northeast and Easterly winds with an uptick in the swell and wave heights but that’s why we use the Sinker Guys Sputniks ! There’s a nice spread of pompano in our area so grab your Fishbites, Sinker Guy Sputniks, and a few extra pompano rigs and go have some fun .

Saturday, March 25, 2023

Ed Killer / tcpalm South Fla. Report


Spring has sprung.

The week began with mild temperatures as what may be the last cold front of the season made its way along the peninsula. South winds have replaced the north breeze meaning the migrations have begun again.

Inshore, the snook fishing has been great at many of their back country hangouts. Live bait, live crabs and large jigs will get bites from the aggressive predators.

Indian River County

Inshore: It's all about snook at Sebastian Inlet. Fish the outgoing tides with live pinfish or live croakers to catch top end of the slot fish. Other catches there include redfish, black drum which can be sight-casted to in schools, Spanish mackerel and pompano from the beaches. Lewis Arnold of Vero Beach used a No Live Bait Needed jerk bait to haul a 41-inch snook out of the mangroves near Round Island.

Freshwater: Bass fishing is about as good as it can ever be at Headwaters Lake near Fellsmere. Work through the crowds to get bites from 3-6 pounders. Some are sitting on the beds. Spinnerbaits, wild shiners and crank baits are working well.

St. Lucie County

Inshore: Spotted seatrout can be caught along the ends of the docks at St. Lucie Village, along Indian River Drive and Hutchinson Island. Wade fishing is a good approach to find the trout. Use live shrimp or artifical shrimp or jerk baits. Tripletail can be caught using live shrimp near the channel edges.

Surf: Pompano finally showed up this week. The fish are probably moving north as part of their migration. Cast to 100 to 150 yards off the beach with Fishbites to get bites.

Martin County

Inshore: Snook fishing is the best option in the area right now. Fish can be caught from the Roosevelt Bridge down to Hell's Gate docks and around Rocky Point and Sailfish Point docks. They will take live bait, large jigs and swim baits fished around structure.

Lake Okeechobee

The lake finally has fallen below 15 feet above sea level. Tuesday, it measured 14 feet 8 inches which means there is still plenty of water in the western spots like Point of the Reef, Sportsman's Channel and Observation Shoal. As days get longer, look for bluegill fishing to be picking up along with shellcracker. Bass fishing is best around spawning beds. Toss lipless crank baits, topwater frogs and stick worms to get reaction bites.

Ed Killer South Fla. Report

 Mosquito Lagoon: Capt. Jon Lulay of Mosquito Lagoon Redfish Charters in Titusville said the fragile lagoon this past week featured clear water, and great fishing opportunities. Big redfish and big black drum can be caught by sight casting to schooling fish with a Slayer Inc SST swim baits or a Berkley Gulp! jerk bait on a Mission Fishin jig head. Lulay said his anglers had a few nice trout up to 5-6 pounds this week. When it has been calm, he said he has been able to locate 2-3 schools of black drum between 10-14 pounds, too. What works best for the drum are live shrimp on a Mission Fishin jig head. When trying to locate a school of big drum or reds, look for the color change in the clear water. Lulay said the water quality has belied the lagoon’s long term issues which seems to be habitat loss. The sea grass is really depleted and some spots which had acres of sea grass even one year ago look like a desert he said. But the fishing is still good for now, and the spring bait run is coming soon.

Surf: Caleb Couture of Tradewinds Surf Fishing Charters with Caleb Couture on Facebook said the surf fishing from Spessard Holland to Sebastian Inlet has been pretty good, and it’s going to get even better in the coming weeks. His anglers have been catching limits of pompano, plus whiting, Spanish mackerel, bluefish and, close to the inlet, even a few surprise permit. Anglers using Pompano Rigs by Couture, found at Strike Zone in Melbourne or Reel Em In in Sebastian, with the pink and white colored floats, or chartreuse floats, and Fishbites in pink with shrimp or sand flea flavors have been having good success. The best times have been to fish an hour before or after high tide or an hour before or after sunrise and an hour before sunset, he said.      

Indian River Lagoon: Capt. Jim Ross of Fineline charters in Rockledge said anglers can still find a few black drum and redfish by fishing from area bridges with live shrimp and cut crabs. However, water quality in the Indian River and Banana River lagoons is really poor. Ross said it’s hard to get excited about a fishing trip on these waters when the nutrient load has caused so much degradation that a fish kill seems to be looming. Hopefully, it will not happen, but warm weather and possibly a rain event could trigger one this spring similar to the one in 2016.

Sebastian Inlet: Capt. Glyn Austin of Sebastian Inshore Fishing said the variety of catches being caught in and just outside the inlet has been excellent. Everything from giant oversized redfish to slot-sized snook to early season tarpon is being caught on live baits. Some anglers fishing from the jetties at Sebastian Inlet State Park are not having as much success as anglers fishing from boats, however. Black drum and sheepshead are staple catches, and schools of bluefish and Spanish mackerel provide flurries of action.     

report courtesy of Ed Killer Florida Today

Sebastian Inlet Report


Chilly, cloudy water has slowed the snook bite, but warmer temps are coming

 First, I'd like to start off with a little educational info for all of you who want to do battle with one of our ‘jetty monsters,’ the Goliath Grouper. As you may know, Sebastian Inlet State Park employs me to educate and enforce the park rules and regulations for fishing on the north jetty and the park, as well.  A large white signboard on the way out to the jetty and information kiosk between the parking and the jetty contain important rules for fishing the jetty. On both signs — especially the large sign — it states rule number 18: “Targeting Goliath Grouper, a protected species, is prohibited.”  In simple terms, you cannot fish for goliath groupers on the jetty, at all. The rule is in place to protect our sea life resource, the goliath, from any harm, as they are protected strictly by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Please leave your heavy gear at home and leave them be. Also, since it is a written rule, law enforcement will get involved, and we don't want that to happen. Help us protect our valuable marine resources. Now on to the fishing action.

North jetty: For the better part of last week, fishing slowed down a bit. The winds were brisk and dirtied up the water, cooling it down from 76 down to 71 degrees. The snook bite has slowed, but some keeper fish have been caught in the early morning high tides. Live shrimp, artificial shrimp jigs have been the key baits on the jetty. Boaters have been catching some on live croakers and pigfish. Last week’s outgoing tide placed the fish farther out, making it harder for the jetty anglers to reach them. Other species being caught, but in small numbers, are the sheepshead around the pilings on cut shrimp and fiddler crabs. A few pompano, whiting and black drum were also caught midweek on the ocean side of the jetty on shrimp. Outgoing tide at the tip has been all about the bluefish and jack crevalles on any bait and also silver spoons. Some small Spanish mackerel showed up to play for a couple of days until the water got too sandy, and they left. 

South jetty: The fishing has slowed a bit as well, with the cooler water temps and dirtiness. Incoming tide has been the better tide to fish with small snook and some redfish being caught on live baits along the inside jetty rocks. Outgoing at the tip has been all about the black margates, blue runners and jack crevalles. These fish have been biting on dead shrimp fished on the bottom. Not much else going on over here. 

South catwalk: The main bite over here is still the sheepshead on live fiddler crabs fished around the pilings. Another species I saw caught over the weekend were some really nice sand perch and black margates on cut shrimp. Incoming tide is the best. 

T-Dock area: Back here it has slowed down as well with the cooler dirtier water. There have been some bluefish being caught as well as some jack crevalles on small jigs and silver spoons tossed out to the channel area, both tides. The snook fishing has slowed with only a few being caught on live baits and jigs on the incoming tide. 

Surf area, both sides: For the most part both sides have been blown out due to the high N,NE winds and big NE swell all last week and the weekend. About the only place fishable was the area just south of the south jetty, but nobody was fishing there because of the dirty water. 

From Todd, Eddy & Jeff @ Juno Bait -Juno Beach

 INSHORE-  Snook fishing was good this week inshore.  A fair number of mullet moving around inshore; and the snook aren't too far behind along with a few jacks and maybe a tarpon or two.  The night bridge bite started to improve this week as well.  Sheepshead action seemed to slack off a bit, but still a few around.  Palm Beach Inlet has had some bruiser jacks cruising through.  A few early season mangrove snapper starting to show up inshore.  

SURF/PIER-  Really, and I mean REALLY, good pompano fishing this week both along the beach and at the Juno Beach Pier.  On the beach the usual assortment of baits (sandfleas, clams, shrimp, and Fishbites) are getting the job donr on the pomps.  Best bite has been first thing in the morning, and then again late afternoon.  On the Juno Beach Pier the pomps are biting Doc's Goofy Jigs in bright colors the best.  Pink and green jigs have been the most productive.  A handful of ladyfish and bluefish mixed in with the pomps.  Some big jacks cruising through the pier as well over the past few days.

Monday, March 20, 2023

Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area

  I am happy to report a pretty darn good pompano bite that’s been going on the past two days in Palm Beach County . Yesterday afternoon was very good south of us and this afternoon the bite is happening as I write this . The other part of this story is that we had some nice water and conditions up here on Hutchinson Island today but those fish that are down south just haven’t made their northern migration yet . Randy looked at a bunch of beaches and talked to a few friends that put some time in from Stokes to Blue Heron and it sounded like pretty slim pickings . The forecast for the beginning of the week is certainly not the best but it is good to know there’s a shot of fish south of us . I have had some calls about my pompano rig availability and I will be dropping off a bunch tomorrow morning at the Snook Nook and they will be getting another delivery Monday or Tuesday . If you aren’t local I sent a bunch to Fishbites in St Augustine at the end of the week and you can pick them up at their tackle store, Fishbites Trading Post in St Augustine or order them from their website. Let’s hope our conditions are fishable this week and those pompano south of us head our way .

From Todd, Eddy & Jeff @ Juno Bait -Juno Beach

 INSHORE-  Snook fishing remains good over the past week.  The Loxahatchee continues to produce some good fish, especially on moving water early in the morning.  A decent push of springtime mullet and warm temps have the fish relatively fired up on bigger baits.  A mullet or loud topwater fished along seawalls with decent current flow are going to be a solid choice for cruising snook.  A few big jacks and the occasional tarpon mixed in as well.  Sheepshead action has slowed a bit, but still a fair number around.  A few more mangrove snapper reports sneaking in this week as well.  

SURF/PIER-  The Juno Beach Pier has had a pretty solid pompano bite this week.  Rough conditions, mixed in with a strong rip, made the pier a little better option than the beach.  The pompano seemed to bite a little better first thing in the morning; with a few midday flurries, and a evening bite as well.  Bright colored Doc's Goofy Jigs (Char, Pink, Orange) seemed to get the most bites; with a fair number of pomps falling to bait as well.  If the surf allows this weekend, should be a good number of pompano along the beach as's that time of year!  Blacktip reports seemed to pick up a bit late last week into this week.  Again, conditions are the main thing working against us along the beach.

Friday, March 17, 2023

Check It Out

 FWC statewide snook workshops start next week 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is adopting a holistic management approach for snook that includes a review of several environmental and human factors including habitat, fishing effort and stakeholder feedback to evaluate the fishery at a more local scale. FWC staff is proposing to establish 10 new management regions with snook regulations based on the status of the fishery in each region. The public is encouraged to attend one of the FWC’s in-person workshops that are being held throughout the state. 

Below is a list of locations. Workshops will begin at 6 p.m. and conclude by 8 p.m. EDT. 

March 23, 6–8 p.m. 
Sebastian City Hall
1225 Main Street
Sebastian, FL 32958 

March 27, 6–8 p.m. 
South Florida Water Management District, Building 1
3301 Gun Club Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33406 

March 28, 6–8 p.m. 
Crystal River City Hall Council Chambers
123 N.W. U.S. Highway 19
Crystal River, FL 34428 

March 28, 6–8 p.m. 
Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, Karen A. Steidinger Auditorium
100 Eighth Ave. S.E.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701 

March 28, 6–8 p.m. 
Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center Auditorium
300 Tower Road
Naples, FL 34113 

Friday, March 10, 2023

Beach Fishing With Paul Sperco Palm Beach/Martin County Area

I still haven’t been able to get back on the beach I am happy to post a couple of reports that include sand fleas and pompano. It is probably the first time in some time that sand fleas have appeared on South Hutchinson Island in recent memory and it’s really not a coincidence that there have been some pompano caught also . The pompano bite hadn’t been epic but catches of 3, 4, and 5 fish from Blue Heron to Sailfish Point have been reported to me from friends that have fished the past couple of days. It’s encouraging to say the least and if the trend and results continue as we approach the Daylight Savings Time changeover on the 12th I’m hoping for a more consistent and “normal “ spring afternoon and evening pompano bite . Last spring the Electric Chicken Crab Fish bites was the hot bait so make sure you have some in your bait assortment . My friends that have caught some fish the last couple of days where using sand fleas tipped with Power lime Crab, EZFlea, Blue claw Crab , and Electric Chicken . Hopefully I’ll be back up on the sand later this week and get the opportunity to see a rod bend . Grab your Fish bites and include a sand flea rake in your gear this week. The low light periods of the day, dawn and dusk , will give you the best shot of raking some fleas. Good luck this week and catch em up .P.S. The Snook Nook has the biggest inventory of Fish bites that I can remember seeing . The hard to find Blue claw Crab, Purple Perriwinkle Clam, and the Power lime Crab are all in stock .

From Todd, Eddy & Jeff @ Juno Bait -Juno Beach

 INSHORE-  Snook fishing was decent again this week in the Loxahatchee River, and some wind this weekend will likely keep it pretty good.  A decent number of springtime mullet pushing through, and the snook are keyed in pretty good on them.  Relatively warm weather has got the snook willing to eat the big baits, especially when presented to them along easy ambush points with a little current.  A few jacks and the occasional tarpon mixed in with the snook.  Sheepshead fishing has slowed a bit over the past few weeks; but did hear of a decent little handful being caught this week.  The warmer weather has a few mangrove snapper showing up already as well. 

SURF/PIER-  Super calm conditions early in the week made for slower fishing, but as the wind picked up a bit so did the fishing.  The Juno Beach Pier has had a few Spanish Mackerel around, with a white crappie jig being the main lure of choice.  Warm weather has a few more snook than usual already hanging around the pier as well.  A dead sardine fished patiently under the pier is the way to go for snook bites.  It's boring and a waiting game...but man can it be effective!  A decent scattering of bluefish around this week.  Pompano also were scattered in fair numbers up and down the line.  The spinner sharks have been around in decent numbers; but not locked in any one spot.  Singer Island does seem to be holding the best number of sharks.  

Sebastian Inlet Report

 North jetty: It's all about the snook, still. Quite a few fish have been caught last week and throughout the weekend at the tip of the jetty, and along the inside on both tides, incoming being the best as the water is higher. With the full moon being on March 7, it has the outgoing tide pretty low and the fish have moved out further and the boaters are slamming them! Had to reach them from the jetty. Big females are starting to bite now as the water has warmed up to where they like it. Spawning season for them is just around the corner and they are chewing. Live baits of choice have been croakers and pigfish; they have laid off the shrimp some, but are eating them. Other species being caught on the same baits are the redfish, some small and most are bigger bull reds. Remember, they are still catch-and-release. For those fishing shrimp and sandfleas there have been pompano and black drum still around with the cleaner water. Bluefish and jack crevalles are also present on the outgoing tide for those fishing silver spoons and gotcha lures. Along the rock shoreline between the jetty and catwalk on the incoming tide, and first of the outgoing there are some nice sheepshead still being caught on cut shrimp, also some smaller snook on live shrimp. 

South jetty:  Here is pretty much the same scenario: Snook and redfish on the incoming tide along the jetty and rock shoreline on all live baits. Most of the snook are smaller but there is a good mix of slot snook to be had. On the beachside of the jetty there have been pompano and black drum caught on shrimp and sandfleas when the water is clean. Also, goofy jigs are producing some pompano. Outgoing tide at the tip is all about the black margates, sheepshead and jack crevalle. Cut bait is doing the trick for them. 

Catwalk, south side: Incoming tide is still producing nice sheepshead around the pilings for those fishing cut shrimp and live fiddler crabs. Black margates are also in the mix of things. Not much else over here. 

T-Dock area: Here, things have picked up. Anglers are catching small snapper of different varieties on cut baits around the dock pilings. Incoming tide and the first of the outgoing are producing nice snook on all live baits. Boaters have been doing well, but also the shore anglers are catching their share as well. Spanish mackerel and jack crevalles are around for those folks fishing small jigs and silver spoons on both tides. 

Surf area, both side: If you can find clean water during high tide, pompano, whiting and lack drum are being caught on both sides of the inlet. The south side is the better bet due to deeper water. Sand fleas and fresh cut shrimp are doing the trick on these species. Just for fun, small bonnet head sharks are being caught in the area south of the inlet. 

That's it for this week folks. Things are changing, spring is coming, and the fish know it. Grab bait, get out to your favorite spot and possibly catch some nice fish.” —  Snookman


Friday, March 3, 2023

Snook-Nook Fishing Report

 Inshore Fishing Report

Snook season reopened on February 1st and there have definitely been some around throughout the river. We can expect the Snook fishing to continue to improve as we get into the spring. In the St. Lucie River, they have been caught on the docks as well as around the bridges. If you are fishing in those areas, they have been catching them on live pilchards and pinfish as well as live shrimp on a jighead. There have been some reports of some larger fish caught up in the North Fork of the river fishing live mullet and top water plugs on the seawalls. The Jensen Causeway has been providing action for anglers in the evenings and at night fishing live and artificial shrimp such as Thumper Shrimp and Monster 3x shrimp around the shadow lines. For the wade fishing guys, the Snook fishing on the west side of the river up by the power plant has been quite productive on artificial shrimp and DOA Cals. 

The wade fishing on the east side of the river has been yielding Redfish, Trout and Snook. Areas to checkout have been Little Mud and Bear Point. DOA Cals, artificial shrimp and topwaters have been the go to presentations up there. Along with those species, there have been plenty of Jacks and Ladyfish to keep you busy. 

We’ve still been seeing Sheepshead inshore around the inlet, the bridges and docks. If you are fishing docks for them, look for the docks with the most growth on them as those docks provide more food for the Sheepshead. We’ve been getting Fiddler Crabs pretty consistently the past few weeks and that would be your best option for targeting them. Fishing them on a jighead or with a split shot would be the best presentation if you are using them. Fishing shrimp on a jighead around structure has been producing Black Drum, Sheepshead, Croakers, Mangrove Snapper and a variety of other species. 

The Pompano fishing inshore has been pretty quiet the past couple of weeks. A few fish have been picked off at the Jensen and Stuart Causeways for those targeting them from land. We haven’t seen too many of them directly on the Sailfish Flats as of late, but some have been caught fishing in some of the deeper cuts around the islands and off the ends of the docks off Macarthur Blvd. Last year the Pompano made a strong push inshore in April so we hope to see them pushing in soon! 

Surf Fishing Report

The Pompano fishing has remained steady as of late with the majority of the action coming on beaches south of Jensen Public Beach. Be sure to check the color of the water before setting up as if it is too cloudy, chances are the Pompano won’t be biting. As we get into the spring bite, historically the afternoon bite becomes more productive. FishBites have remained to be the most consistent bait this year if you are targeting Pompano. The hot flavors have consisted of Powerlime Crab, EZ Flea, Electric Chicken Crab, Purple Clam and Blue Crab. We have already even seen some Permit being caught on the new Blue Crab FishBites, this is going to be one of the best times of the year to hook into a  Permit from the surf. We can expect to see the Whiting and Croaker bite to improve as we get into the spring months as well. Pieces of shrimp as well as Bloodworm and Shrimp FishBites will get the job done for them. 

Sebastian Inlet Report

  North jetty: Fishing here all last week was all about the snook. They were again putting on a show. Lots of fish being hooked and lost to the rocks as they like to run around the corner and cut you off. There were quite a few nice slot fish that were caught, but it was tough because of the crowd of anglers. Most fish were caught on the beach side of the jetty at high tide and on live shrimp and artificial shrimp jigs. Some were caught on the inside of the jetty inlet side, same baits. Also caught were some good-sized redfish which are still catch-and-release. They were being caught on the beach side also. The black drum that were being caught have mostly gone away as the water is warming up to where they don't like it. It is showing 75 degrees along the coast. There are nice sheepshead still being caught around the pilings and along the rock shore lines on the high tide on dead shrimp. When the water has been somewhat clean there are pompano, which were caught on dead shrimp also - beachside and inlet side on the high tide. Also, I saw a few nice spotted sea trout caught on live shrimp on the inlet side of the jetty on the outgoing tide. Some Spanish mackerel made a showing on Saturday on small jigs and silver spoons on the high tide. Saturday and Sunday were a bust.

South Jetty: Pretty much the same thing here: Snook and redfish on live shrimp and artificials on the incoming tide. When the water cleaned up last week, pompano were biting goofy jigs and cut shrimp on the high tide, beachside. Outgoing tide is producing some black margates, sheepshead, blue runners and jack crevalles on just about any dead bait fished. 

Catwalks: North side is still closed. South side is producing some nice sheepshead and black margates on cut shrimp fished around the pilings on the incoming tide where the current isn't so strong. 

T-Dock area: Back here there has been a smattering of species caught. Some nice snook during the day on live baits during the high tide, and the first of the outgoing before the tide gets ripping. Night fishing has been good for the bucktail fishermen on the outgoing tide. Also being caught back here are small mangrove snapper on cut baits around the dock pilings as the water has warmed up a bit for them. Spanish mackerel and jack crevalles are around for those anglers using small jigs and silver spoons on both tides. 

Surf area, both sides: North side, if you find a spot with clean water, the pompano are around along with some nice whiting. Cut shrimp and sand fleas are the bait of choice. Try to time your fishing with the high tide and falling high tide to give yourself more water and time to fish them. South side, same deal - you need to find the clean water for them. The water is deeper on this side so pretty much anytime is alright, but high is better. Also, there have been bonnet head sharks to keep things interesting. There have been smaller black drum around on this side. 

That’s it. Fishing has been mostly good and as the water continues to warm up it will only improve as the baitfish arrive. That will get draw the predators. Get out there and enjoy the nice weather and catch a big one, or just a few nice one.” 

From Todd, Eddy & Jeff @ Juno Bait -Juno Beach

 INSHORE-  Snook fishing has been pretty good in the Loxahatchee River this week.  Been a pretty good number of mullet around and the snook are not too far behind them.  A live mullet fished along seawalls with some current will be the best bet for the snook, especially the bigger ones.  A walk the dog style topwater (Yo-Zuri Hydro Pencil is a popular one) will also get some attention early in the morning and late in the afternoon.  Snook action at night around the bridges has been fair.  Sheepshead action has slowed a bit this week, but still a few around.  The jacks are still in Palm Beach Inlet in fair numbers; and a little wind in the next few days could help fire them up a bit.   

SURF/PIER- The Juno Beach Pier has had a few Spanish Mackerel around.  Calm clearer conditions have the Macs dialed in on white crappie jigs.  When the bite gets tough add a super small piece of shrimp to the jig to attract a bite.  A handful of snook reports also coming in from the pier and along the beach as well.  It is a bit "early" for the snook on the beach; but calm warm conditions have them showing a little ahead of schedule.  Pompano reports were SLOW this week; but a little south wind in the forecast could help get them going a bit.  Sandfleas and Fishbites remain top bait choices for the pomps.  A few croaker reports coming in; but not in big numbers.  Singer Island has been holding the best number of Blacktip/Spinner sharks.  Doesn't seem like we have seen full on migration yet, but a fair number around for sure.  

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