Saturday, November 18, 2023

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

 INSHORE-  Snook fishing remains very good inshore right now.  Still a surprising number of mullet moving around, and the snook are taking advantage!  With temps not falling too much yet the snook's metabolism is till up pretty good and the are still chasing down the bigger baits.  As water temps come down they will begin to switch over to the smaller stuff.  We likely only a few weeks away from shrimp jigs being a reoccurring theme in the reports.  The Loxahatchee River has been holding the best number of snook during the day.  At night the bridge bite has been best, especially on outgoing tide.  Starting to see a few more sheepshead and small black drum showing up inshore.  Live shrimp is the best way to go for them, and can be easily presented on a jighead.  Deeper holes near boat docks and  bridge pilings tend to be good spots to start when looking for them.  

SURF/PIER-  Despite rough conditions and a lot of wind; the water continues to look very very good along the beach.  It's a fishy looking blue color, and looks like we should have fish all over.  Of course that 40mph+ wind blowing straight out of the east provides for a bit of a challenging cast (Morgan told me this morning..."If you could manage to get your popper out there...this weather would have the fish all riled up!"  I'm inclined to believe she's right).  Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, and some pompano have all been around this week.  As the wind calms down a bit, look for the fishing to absolutely fire off along the beach and at the Juno Beach Pier.  I know: I said that in last weeks report and the fishing fell out to almost nothing over the weekend; but it looks to good not to go off this weekend.  For the Spanish Mackerel a crappie jig, sidewinder jig, Got-Cha lure, or small swimming plug should all be good choices.  For the bluefish a bigger swimming plug, spoon, or diamond jig will all be good choices.  For the pompano a bright colored Doc's Goofy Jig is the lure of choice.  

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