First the Juno Bait Crew would like to say, Happy Mother's Day weekend to all the great mom's out there!!!
OFFSHORE- The southeast wind this weekend should help to stir up the dolphin fishing. 200-400' of water should produce some good dolphin catches this weekend. Trolling naked ballyhoo, squid, or bonita strips is a good way to raise some dolphin, as is setting up a drift and putting the livebaits out. In either situation, putting out a dredge is a great way to attract the attention from passing mahi. We have a few Strip Teaser style dredges in stock that are perfect for small boaters. They pack a big punch in a small package, and really have a lot of fish drawing power. Inside of 200' of water is still producing a fair number of kingfish. Drifting live sardines in 100-160' of water, from Juno to Jupiter, is the ticket for the king mackerel. Try to get out during the low light periods for the best bite on the kings. Snapper fishing has really improved over the past couple of weeks. It seems to be a day to day variety; with yellowtails biting one day, mangroves the next, and muttons the day after that. Sardines are still the best bait for the snapper. (Good news...We have some nice USA domestic sardines in stock!) Try using some fresh caught sardines to really get the snapper fired up! Nothing excites a big mutton like a fresh sardine(cut the tail off) laying down near the bottom. It's "spooling" time for all you mutton fanatics out there...time to start donating some skin off the thumbs for solid muttons!!!
INSHORE- Snook fishing was pretty good over the past week for those really spending the time out chasing them. The best bite continues to be at night. Most northern Palm Beach County bridges, that have good current, are holding snook right now. Try throwing the flair hawk, size 12 or 14 X-Rap, or DOA Baitbuster for good luck with the snook right now. The top of the outgoing tide continues to produce the most bites from the snook. Now is a great time to target the snook. They are actively feeding as they prepare to move towards the inlet to spawn. And...with a little less than a month left in the season, get your snook for the table now! Other inshore action remains spotty. Scattered reports of some jacks, spotted seatrout, and mangrove snapper are trickling in.
SURF/PIER- Pompano season is winding down, but a few are still being caught along the beach. The Juno Beach Fishing Pier has a little pompano bite early each morning, with Doc's Goofy Jigs being the lure of choice. Croaker and whiting are biting along the beach in the first trough. Small pieces of cut shrimp and fishbites are the bait of choice for the croaker and whiting. The snook have made a nice showing at the pier, and a few snook are moving along the beach as well. A live croaker or whiting is a great choice for the snook right now. Schools of scattered big jacks and tarpon have been seen cruising the beach over the past week.
BAIT REPORT- Good numbers of sardines north of Jupiter Inlet.
Good numbers of Sardines south of Palm Beach Inlet
Juno Pier-Bait is in and out, kind of day to day still.
Thanks For Reading Everyone,