OFFSHORE- A few days of decent cool weather seem to have the sailfish fired up from Jupiter to Palm Beach Inlets. Most sails are being caught in 120-200' of water. Live baits, like goggle eyes or small blue runners, will get the most attention from the sails. Now is the time of year to get those kites up and baits splashing on the surface. Mixed in with the sailfish will be some nice kingfish, dolphin, cobia, and a stray wahoo as well. Bridle the baits with circle hooks for the best hookup ratio. And, don't be afraid to fish a small trace of wire leader on your baits if the toothy critters are around. Sailfish and dolphin will still bite a bait with a little wire on it. Trolling bite has been a little slow over the last week. Snapper fishing has been holding steady, with some nice yellowtail and vermillion catches being reported. Cobia have been caught in 15-20' of water over the past week as well. Rough weather and cool temps kept a lot of people at the dock, so it looks like this weekend may be a very promising fishing weekend!
INSHORE- Fishing around Munyon Island improved greatly over the past few weeks. Spotted Seatrout, Snook, and even a small handful of redfish have filled into their wintertime hangouts on the grassflats. Live shrimp, DOA shrimp, and Gambler Little EZ swimbaits are all good choices right now. The Hobe Sound flats are also holding a good number of fish right now, with reports of ladyfish, jacks, snook, trout and other species all coming in. Nighttime snook fishing around the bridges is good, especially on an outgoing tide.
SURF/PIER- The Bluefish invaded local beaches again this week with the cooler weather. Silver spoons, large popping plugs, and cut mullet or sardines will all get the blues attention. Spanish Mackerel are holding at Peck's Lake in good numbers. Pompano action remains spotty. Spinner sharks are scattered around as well.