Friday, September 1, 2023

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

 INSHORE-  Good looking conditions going into opening weekend of snook season.  Fishing in the wind may not be the funnest thing in the world, but man it helps to get the fish biting! Plus, this time of year the north wind is a driving force for getting the mullet moving.  Look for early morning, late afternoon, and night to be best for the snook.  With a rough ocean forecasted for the holiday weekend, one would expect a lot of boat traffic inshore during the day.  Outgoing tide tends to be the most productive for the snook; but don't overlook incoming tide, especially when the water has some color to it.  The key is just to have the tide moving.  Slack tide is just hard to get much going on.  Mangrove snapper action remains good inshore.  Live shrimp (hopefully they start to become available again headed into the weekend) are a great bait choice for the snapper. 

SURF/PIER-  Snook season opens back up September 1st, and that will no doubt draw most of the fishing attention this holiday weekend.  Snook reports this week have been a bit on the slow side, but conditions look right going into the weekend for them to bite good.  It may get a little rough on the beach, but the Juno Beach Pier provides a good option in rougher conditions.  A few days of north wind should get the first of the mullet (most likely finger mullet first) to show up and the snook will be close behind.  Flair Hawks, swimbaits, and good swimming plugs are all good lure options in rougher surf.  A few early early season pompano have started to show up.  It's not big numbers, but a changing weather pattern this week could help bump the numbers up a bit.  The Juno Beach Pier did have a handful of kingfish around this week. 

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