INSHORE- Normal summer inshore patterns continued this week. In other words...nothing crazy to report on the inshore scene. Catch and release snook fishing remains good. A bulk of the snook are in the inlets, or close by. During the day it is primarily a live bait bite, with the snook biting the best on the tide changes. At night the snook are biting good around the bridges, with a small heavy swimbait remaining the lure of choice. Outgoing tide seems to be producing the most bites; but don't overlook incoming, especially if the water has some color to it. Mangrove snapper fishing remains good, especially at night. Bridges and docks close to some deeper water with good current flow will produce the best quality mangrove snapper. Live shrimp and small live pilchards are the top bait choice for the snapper.
SURF/PIER- Fishing was a bit hit or miss along the beach and at the Juno Beach Pier this week. Catch and release snook fishing has been fair. Funky water conditions, red slime, and widely moving bait schools have made it tough to really get the snook dialed in. A few big jacks cruising the beach, along with a few scattered tarpon pods. The Juno Beach Pier has had a good number of blue runners around, along with a fair number of Mackerel mixed in as well. The Juno Beach Pier has also had a few mangrove snapper biting first thing in the morning.