INSHORE- Snook season is winding down, and the snook are big time on the way to the inlets right now! For those looking to take a late season snook home try fishing the inlets with live baits during the day (sardines, croakers, pinfish and mullet are all good choices) or throw jigs around the jetties at night. The bridges are still holding some fish, but the bulk of the fish are at or close to the inlet. (Treehugger moment-the big female snook are already fat and ready to spawn, be careful with those big overslot girls....they are the future of our snook population!) Mixed bag action(sheepshead, mangrove snapper, sand perch, etc) inshore is good, especially early in the morning, late in the day, and at night. Try fishing pieces of fresh dead shrimp for best shot at catching a bucket of fish.
SURF/PIER- The snook are holding along the beach, at the Juno Beach Pier, and around the Inlets in good numbers now. Live bait will be there best bet for the snook during the day, but a dead sardine will often get the nod if the bait is this or the fish are feeling very lazy. A few tarpon have started to show along the beach, and will continue over the next month as they push on towards the north. Tough to get the tarpon from the beach, as they a lot of times will be moving out of casting range; but they can be caught from a boat and sometimes the pier. A handful of pompano are still being caught, with the best catches coming from north of Jupiter Inlet. Croakers and some big ocean sand perch are being caught in the first trough on pieces of fresh shrimp. Big jacks are also cruising the beach, and somewhat willing to crush a topwater plug in lowlight conditions.
SHOP UPDATE- Only a little over a week left in our current location...Big "Memorial Day Moving Sale" this weekend! 20% off any purchase over $100...just be sure to tell us something to the effect of "this is my way of helping you move!" Next weekend (5/30 and 5/31) is moving weekend...your all welcome to come help move some tackle up the road! We will be open through the 31st in our current location, but by Sunday afternoon most of the inventory will be moved out. The new building is coming along nicely, but as of now we do not have an exact reopening date. Hoping for somewhere around June 4th or 5th, but that is not finalized yet. Shop phone number will stay the same (561-694-2797), so please be sure to call us with any questions!
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