Friday, April 21, 2023

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

INSHORE- Not a huge amount to write about inshore this week.  Snook fishing was pretty good this week.  Lowlight periods and tide changes at night are the way to go for the snook.  While warming temps and a general pre-spawn inclination to start eating more will have them more active: They are still lazy fish that exert as little energy as possible to eat.  Keep that in mind when presenting lures and live baits to them.  Use the current and wind to present baits to easy ambush points.  When snook are going to eat (with very very few exceptions) they will be pointed into the current waiting for food to come to them.  Been a few pretty good schools of tarpon around both Palm Beach and Jupiter Inlet this week; though by most accounts they have not been interested in eating.  Mangrove snapper action picked up a bit inshore as well.  

SURF/PIER-  Pompano fishing remained very good both along the beach and at the Juno Beach Pier this week.  From the surf it was the usual baits (Sandfleas,clams, and Fishbites) doing most of the damage.  Seemed to be a little more of a morning bite going on than the past few weeks; with fish also still being caught in the afternoon as well.  From the pier bait it seems to be about a 50/50 split between bait and Doc's Goofy JIgs catching the pomps.  Bright colored Goofy Jigs (Pink, Green, and Orange especially) remain the best color choice.  The Juno Beach Pier has also had a solid number of jacks (Including some full grown ones!) cruising through.  A GT Ice Cream or old school diamond jig remain top choices for the jacks.  A few snook around the pier; and that should only improve as we move into May and more summertime patters.  

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