INSHORE- Snook fishing remains the best bet inshore right now. The snook are hungry and ready to eat as they start to move towards the inlets. Look for the snook to be most active at night, especially on outgoing tide. Cleaner ocean water on the incoming tide makes them harder to trick; but a little color to it on outgoing tide is often all it takes. Only a few more weeks to inviter a slot home for dinner...time to get after them while you can! A flair hawk jig or NLBN Swimbait remain solid lure choices, especially when your trying to get a bigger bite. Mangrove snapper reports remain pretty good inshore, and should only improve with warming weather. Small live pilchards or live shrimp are the best bet for the mangrove snapper.
SURF/PIER- Fishing slowed down just a bit this week along the beach and on the pier; but overall remains pretty good. Pompano season has almost come to an end; but still a few fish around for those putting the time in. The best pompano bite has been very early morning and the last half hour or so of daylight: Calm clear conditions will limit the bite to those short couple of windows. Stronger east winds in the forecast for the weekend could fire up a little late season flurry on the pomps. The Juno Beach Pier has had a good Spanish Mackerel bite this week. White crappie jigs remain the go to lure of choice for the macs. With sloppier conditions in play for the weekend; a small diamond jig or Gotcha may play a little better. Still a few kingfish around the pier late in the afternoon. A Rapala X-Rap, Yo-Zuri LC Minnow, or similar style swimming plug is the way to go for the kingfish. Still a little day to day on the snook, but they do continue to hold in better numbers at the pier.