INSHORE- Some pretty good sheepshead reports coming out of Palm Beach Inlet. Small to medium sized live shrimp remain a top bait choice for the sheepshead. With a smaller shrimp they don't have as much of a chance to nibble it off; they just have to go ahead and eat it. Jupiter has been holding a few sheepshead as well, just not in the snake kind of numbers. Inshore pompano reports were slow this week in Jupiter; with a few still being caught inshore in Stuart. Snook season opens back up a week from today. It's been a little slow on the snook, but warmer temps this weekend (ahead of a cold front coming early next week) will likely have them biting a little better. The shrimp jig bite remains good at night around the bridges for the snook.
SURF/PIER- Overall the surf fishing has been good this week. Early in the week with the wind blowing like crazy, the big bluefish came through the Juno Beach Pier and proceeded to just chew their faces off! Any swimming plug, topwater, spoon, diamond jig, GT Ice Cream, etc that hit the water was promptly destroyed by a hungry bluefish. Unfortunately it was a small window that only lasted a day. Southeast winds have (likely) pushed them up north. When the wind comes around and blows north look for some of them to end up back here again. Still a decent pick on the pier of smaller bluefish, jacks, and the occasional Spanish Mackerel as the week has gone on. Pompano reports were a bit slow this week, but a few were caught locally. With ocean conditions calming into the weekend (and some really nice looking water on the beach right now) look for the pompano to make a little showing. Plenty of spinner sharks along the beach right now as well. Yes the sharks are a pain in the butt...BUT watching a spinner blow a topwater into the air is pretty entertaining. A pretty solid pick of whiting and croakers along the beach.