Fishing remains tough offshore for Northern Palm Beach County. Typical "winter" patterns have not fully set in, and fishing remains very spotty. Teams fishing the SIlver Sailfish Derby this week have faced tough nasty weather conditions; and a tougher fishing. The biggest body of Sailfish seem to be well north of Palm Beach County. The dead-bait trollers up towards Fort Pierce seem to be the ones catching the most sails. Those fishing from Jupiter Inlet to Palm Beach Inlet are seeing a few sails, and after a good blow the dolphin bite has been good. The dolphin are readily biting live baits or trolled ballyhoo. Bottom fishing for snapper remains good in 60-95' of water, and sardines remain the bait of choice.
Above average temperatures have inshore fishing in a confused state. Snook don't know if its summer, fall, or winter; and getting the pattern on them remains tough. Around the local bridges a few sheepshead, black drum, and snapper have been biting. The Hobe Sound Flats are holding fair numbers of jacks, ladyfish, and a stray pompano or two. Reports have trickled in that Burnt Bridge and Munyon Island may have a few spotted seatrout hanging around.
This weeks one day cold front did help push some fish down towards the Juno Pier. Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, Jacks, Ladyfish, and a few sharks were reported this week. Throwing heavy spoons and diamond jigs are producing the best results. Pompano action remains scattered at best.
Good Luck Everyone; Catch Em Up,