OFFSHORE- Slim number of reports this week with a rough ocean and gusty winds, but it does look like we have a little nicer weekend ocean forecast coming up. Dolphin fishing should be good this weekend, with fish being pushed in shallower from east winds most of the week. Look for the dolphin to be around any floating debris, weed lines, current rips, or large areas of baitfish in 150-300' of water. Some bigger blackfin tuna have been showing up on the deep side of the 120' ledge from Palm Beach to Jupiter Inlet, with live sardines being the ticket for the tuna. Kingfish action slowed this week, but that was largely due to less than ideal fishing conditions. Look for kingfish in 90-120' of water from the Juno Beach Pier to Jupiter Inlet, with the best bite coming early in the morning and then again late in the afternoon. Snapper fishing continues to improve on a weekly basis, with some of the six pack boats reporting nice mutton and yellowtail snapper catches. Should be a good weekend for a trip offshore...won't know if you don't go!
Inshore- This is the last weekend to invite a snook home for dinner (Season closes June 1st), and snook action has been good. The snook will be most active at dawn, dusk, and night; so fish these times to have a better chance at bagging a linesider. Most bigger snook are headed towards(or already at) the inlets, so fish bridges and other spots close to the inlets for best results. Swimbaits, flair hawks, and live baits are all great choices for the snook right now. Not a lot of other inshore action to write home about right now.
SURF/PIER- Snook are the main game in town along the beach and around the Juno Beach Pier right now. The snook are biting croakers late in the afternoon very good right now at the Juno Beach Pier, in fact it may be harder to get a bait than it is to get a snook bite right now! The snook can also be caught along the beach early in the morning on swim baits and swimming plugs. Scattered croakers, sand perch, and whitings hanging out in the first trough. Still a very few pompano around, especially north of Jupiter Inlet. Small schools of tarpon moving along the beach early in the morning.
BAIT REPORT- Tough this week on the bait. Scattered schools on the usual spots, and some bait at the pier; but over all the bait situation remains on the tough side. Go early and be patient for the best chance at loading up the livewell.
SHOP UPDATE- Move to the location is 100% in full effect now! We will remain open through the weekend, though we are starting to move things to the new shop. Sunday May 31st is the last day in the current shop. Depending on shop setup, some minor construction, and licensing/permitting we are hoping to be open in the new shop June 5th, but it is more likely going to be June 9th. We apologize for the inconvenience of being down for a week, but at this point a lot of the things keeping us from opening are out of our control (Not to worry though, the new shop should totally make up for it!).
Good Luck This Weekend!
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