OFFSHORE- Fishing has been a bit slow this week, but should improve over the weekend with east winds in the forecast. Dolphin fishing has been fair for those spending the time (and burning the gas) to hunt them down. The dolphin have not been reading the textbooks on where they should be in relation to wind, weather, and time of year...so just get out and look for them! Don't pass up fishy looking signs (birds, bait, rips, etc...) in shallow on your way offshore, and on the flip side don't get stuck shallow just because the east wind is blowing. In on the edge the kings are biting from south of the Juno Beach Pier up to Jupiter Inlet. Look for the kingfish to be in 80-150' of water, and biting best on live sardines and threadfins. Snapper fishing remains good out of both Jupiter and Palm Beach Inlets, and a few grouper are being caught as well. Still a stray cobia or two being picked off, but overall they have thinned way out. Heard of a few blackfin tuna out of Palm Beach Inlet this week, but no big numbers.
INSHORE- Snook fishing remains good as we wind down the season. The snook are definitely headed towards the inlets, and feeding heavily in the process. Fishing the bridges (especially those close to the inlets) at night on an outgoing tide is a great way to bang out a slot size snook. If you'd prefer to sleep at night, try fishing topwater plugs and live mullet around seawalls and boat docks at first light for a good chance at bagging a snook. Hearing of some nice mangrove snapper being caught inshore right now on live shrimp.
SURF/PIER- Snook are starting to show up in the surf in good numbers, and have been willing to bite pretty good early in the morning and again late in the afternoon. The Juno Beach fishing pier is also seeing a good number of snook, with dead sardines and threadfins being the bait of choice to get a snook bite. A few pompano are still being caught during low light periods of the day. Starting to see a few tarpon on the beach, as well as some big jacks at the Pier.
SHOP UPDATE- Details are just about finalized for our "memorial Day Moving Sale", and will be announced early next week! We are plugging away at getting the new space ready, and remain hopeful that we will be open and operating at the new space in the June 4-5th time frame. May 30-31st is moving weekend...everyone is welcome to come by for the "moving party" and help move some tackle up the road!
Good Luck This Weekend!
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