OFFSHORE- March is here, and "springtime" patterns are starting to set in. Sailfish are still hanging around, and decent catches should come in this weekend with some north winds in the forecast. The sails this week have been spread out from 100-300' of water. Mixed in with the sails have been a few dolphin. Not much to report on the dolphin way offshore. Save the gas and stay inshore (inside of 200') for more consistent action. The kingfish are starting to show up inside of a 100' off Jupiter Inlet. Drifting triple hooked sardines or ballyhoo is a great simple way to get the king mackerel fired up. Underneath the kingfish will be some nice mutton snapper. Yellowtail snapper fishing has been good inside of 80' of water. Bottom fishing remains the best game in town. A box or two of sardines, some squid, slide rigs, and your in business. The area from Juno Pier to Jupiter Inlet is filled with great spots in 60-100' of water. Don't rely solely on old spots, keep trying new spots and depths till the fish really start to bite!
INSHORE- Snook fishing has steadily improved over the past few weeks. Lots of good snook reports from those spending the time fishing. Action will continue to remain better at night around bridges with good current. Trout are still hanging around Munyon Island. Drifting live shrimp, DOA Shrimp, or other soft plastic lures under a popping cork is a good way to get the trout fired up. The Hobe Sound flats are still holding good quantities of assorted fish. Lots of jacks, ladyfish,snook, and even a few small tarpon are cruising the flats; especially early morning. Black drum have also been reported around bridges in northern Palm Beach County.
SURF/PIER- Happy to report that pompano action has finally started to improve along Juno/Jupiter Beach. Fish early morning or late afternoon for best luck. Sandfleas and clams have remained the hot baits for the pompano. Spanish Mackerel are still biting good at Peck's Lake. Spinner shark action along the beach remains very good. A nice chunk of fresh bait is the key for the spinners. Whiting fishing has been very good for those looking for a tasty easy meal!
BAIT REPORT- GOOD NEWS!!! It is a little early,but the sardines have already started to show up. The usual bait spots are starting to hold some bait. Not big numbers yet, but it is nice to see some baits show up so early.
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