INSHORE- Hot weather conditions and little rain have the inshore fishing a bit on the slow side. Snook are biting well during low light periods of the day and at night. Remember snook season is closed so be careful handling, and get them back in the water quickly after catching. A few black drum are being caught around Munyan Island on small pieces of fresh shrimp. Mangrove snapper fishing inshore is also starting to pick up with increasing temps! Shrimp is the bait of choice for the snapper, and will also produce biters from jus about anything else cruising around inshore.
SURF/PIER- Snook fishing is very good in the inlets, along the beach, and at the Juno Beach Pier right now. The snook are feeding best during low light periods of the day, but will bite during the middle of the day when ideal conditions present themselves. Live croaker, sand perch, greenies, and sardines are the baits of choice for the shrimp right now. The big spawning females are out in full force and very willing to bite almost anything. Just remember they are the future of the snook population, and deserve a little extra care when releasing. Keep those drags tight, fight them fast and hard, and get them back in the water as quick as you can! Starting to hear of some tarpon cruising the beach early in the morning. Also a good number of sharks (including some big ones) being caught from the beach at night.
SHOP UPDATE- Been another busy week for us as we continue to plug away at getting the new shop all squared way. We should have live shrimp back for the weekend, and the ice machine and bait freezers are well stocked! Small batch of domestic sardines showed up today as well! Lots of cool stuff in the new shop, be sure to come by and check it out!
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