OFFSHORE- Another weekend ahead with a less than desirable weather forecast, especially for those with small boats hoping to get offshore. Dolphin and sailfish are still around in fair numbers for those willing to deal with rough conditions. Kingfish remain scattered from the Juno Beach Pier to Jupiter Inlet. Look for the kings to be shallow early/late in the day, and a little deeper during high sun periods. The full moon should have a handful of wahoo around. Early in the week a handful of snapper were caught by those bottom fishing.
INSHORE- Snook fishing continues to improve with the warming weather pattern. Look for the early push of big spring run mullet to start showing very soon, and the snook to be following close behind. A mullet fished along a good looking seawall or boat dock usually doesn't go unnoticed by a hungry snook or jack this time of year. Flats fishing remains fair around Munyon Island and Hobe Sound with a mixed bag of action. Scattered sheepshead and black drum have been caught around area bridges using live shrimp or fresh cut shrimp. A few pompano have been caught the past few weeks in the Loxahatchee river using bright colored goofy jigs.
SURF/PIER- Overall it was another decent week of surf fishing for northern Palm Beach County. Spinner shark action is very good right now. Fresh chunks of bait or big loud popping plugs don't go unnoticed long by hungry spinner sharks this time of year. Bluefish are still around in fair numbers, and have been biting best early and late in the day. Some scattered schools of Spanish Mackerel are moving along the beach, and the big schools of Macs are still hanging out at Peck's Lake in good numbers. Pompano fishing is still good for those spending time on the beach, with better action north of Jupiter Inlet. Plenty of croaker and whiting around in the first trough for quick action.
Thanks For Reading,
Note- Look for Captain Eric's Freight Train Fishing Report later today or tomorrow as he is out fishing at the time of writing!