INSHORE- The ICW and Loxahatchee River are filled up with big snook right now Low rainfall has kept the spillways closed, and the fish are a little more scattered out than they can be this time of year. As usual low light periods or night will be best for the snook, with moving water being a must. Tide direction is not overly important, but an outgoing tide typically brings a little dirtier water and makes the snook a little easier to trick. A handful of tarpon are in the Loxahatchee river right now, and are easiest to find rolling early in the morning. Scattering of mangrove snapper action around the bridges at night. Small live pilchards are awesome baits to get the snapper biting.
SURF/PIER- Lots of good snook action along the beach right now, including some REALLY big fish. Live croakers are snook candy and will usually not be turned down by a cruising fish. Those looking to trick a snook on artificial lures will be well served with X-Raps, Yo-Zuri Crystal minnows, Vudu Mullet, and small white jerk baits and jigs. Cast more parallel to the beach than straight out, and be sure to keep an eye out for cruising snook. Nothing like sight casting a 15lb snook in crystal clear water and watching her eat! Croakers, whiting, and sand perch are biting in the first trough on small live shrimp. A few passing tarpon are still being seen along the beach. In addition to the above listed species, the Juno Beach fishing pier is also seeing a fair number of bonita and a few nice spanish mackerel.
SHOP UPDATE- Still getting in new stuff on a almost daily basis...If you haven't seen it yet; YOU NEED TO! I may be bragging a little (and I'm obviously very biased), but this place is AWESOME! Ok...I'm done now
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FREIGHT TRAIN FISHING- Look for Captain Eric's report (and hopefully some cool pics and videos) in the next day or so. He's been busy fishing and has some cool stuff going on right now. More info in the next day or two!