SURF/PIER- Pretty standard summertime fishing along the beach and at the Juno Beach Pier this week. Good catch and release snook fishing remains the highlight, with some big fish around this week. A live sand perch or croaker is the way to go for the big bites. Live pilchards, smaller swimming plugs, and smaller swimbaits are the way to go for more bites from the snook, the average size will just likely be smaller. The Juno Beach Pier has had a fair number of blue runners and Spanish Mackerel around. The bobber rig w/ a Clark Spoon, crappie jig, or small live bait should get the job done. The Juno Beach Pier has also been producing a good number of mangrove snapper, especially first thing in the morning. A good scattering of croakers and a few whiting along the beach this week. Small pieces of fresh shrimp are the best way to go for them. Look for a little wind this weekend to help shake things up a bit.
Saturday, August 19, 2023
From Todd, Eddy & Jeff @ Juno Bait -Juno Beach
Catch and release snook fishing remains the best bet inshore. While a lot of the snook are still in the inlets, a fair number have started to break off and begin pushing inshore. The Loxahatchee River has been producing a good morning topwater bite on the snook, and a few big jacks as well. The night bridge snook bite remains strong, especially on outgoing tide. The 3" NLBN swimbait has been a constant producer. Flair hawks are also getting bit well in the right situations. Mangrove snapper bite remains good at night as well around the bridges. Live pilchards or shrimp are the top bait choices for the snapper. A good number of big sand perch in the ICW as well these days.