OFFSHORE- Sailfish action has been fair to good this week. Most sails are being caught in 120-200' of water from the Juno Beach Pier to Jupiter Inlet. 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 mangrove catches being reported. Sardines remain the bait of choice on the bottom.
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- Surf fishing remains very good, with a mixed bag of fish are being caught by those putting the time in. Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, jacks, and spinner sharks are scattered up and down the beach. Tossing a large silver spoon or big popping plug is a good way to find them. Pompano fishing remains a bit spotty south of Jupiter Inlet. If pompano is the desired species...head north. Good numbers of blacktip sharks around if your looking for something bigger to pull on.
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