Saturday, December 23, 2023

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


                                                               Thumper Shrimp

INSHORE-  A bit slow inshore this week.  Snook season is closed, but catch and release fishing for them remains pretty good.  We have continued the trend towards smaller baits (DOA Shrimp, Thumper Shrimp, etc) around the bridges at night.  Outgoing tide tends to be the best bet, but some bridges will work well on incoming depending on water conditions.  The real key is you need the water to be moving for best results.  Larger jigs and swimbaits are still going to get bites, they just tend to be fewer and far between.  Starting to see more and more sheepshead around inshore, along with a few black drum.  Boat docks, seawalls, and bridges with barnacle growth and some current will be the best bet for the sheepshead.  Live shrimp is the bait of choice.  A basic fish finder jig or light jighead is the best rig.  

SURF/PIER-  Fairly slow fishing along the beach and at the pier again this week.  A few scattered pompano reports coming in.  For the most part the pier has been more fishable than the beach; but the extra dedicated have picked a few from the sand.  Bright colored Doc's Goofy Jigs (Green was the color choice this week) continue to produce the best results from the pier on the pomps.  A few Spanish Mackerel around the pier.  Crappie jig remain the lure of choice for the Macs.  Bluefish have also been around as well. 

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