Saturday, May 18, 2024

From Todd @ Juno Bait Crew-Juno Beach

INSHORE-  Snook fishing continues to improve inshore.  Stable warm weather will only make the snook fishing better and better.  Lowlight periods and nighttime will be the best for the snook.  For best luck work on fishing the tide (can be incoming or outgoing, it just needs to be moving).  Snook have been on the bridges at night, and laid up under boat docks and seawalls during the day.  A live mullet is top bait choice during the day.  At night the snook are biting Flair Hawk Jigs and bigger swimbaits well.  Beyond the snook, inshore fishing has been a bit on the slower side.  A few mangroves around the bridges, but not in huge numbers yet.  Small live pilchards and live shrimp are the bait of choice for the snapper.     

SURF/PIER-  A bit slower along the beach this week; with the last of the pompano action all but coming to a screeching halt.  South winds will just keep pushing the last of the pomps north.  If you're trying to get the last of the late late season pomps it will be best to head north.  The continuing warm stable weather has the snook biting better and better.  The snook aren't stacked on the beach yet; but numbers are improving.  The Juno Beach Pier snook bite continues to improve; both in numbers and size.  The pier snook have been varying their diet these days: One day it's shrimp, the next it's mullet, and the following day they only want mullet.  It's snook fishing...Be prepared to be frustrated!  Best bite (for the most part) on the snook will be early morning and late afternoon.  A few jacks (including some big boys) cruising the beach still.  Tarpon continue to push north along the beach in decent numbers.  For the most part it's easiest to find the tarpon moving first thing in the morning.  Blue runners have invaded the pier in decent numbers.  No big numbers, but a few kings still cruising around the pier in the afternoon.  Croaker bite has been decent in the first trough.  Small pieces of fresh shrimp are the bait of choice. 

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