OFFSHORE- Tough week to write an offshore report. The early part of the week saw fairly decent conditions offshore, and VERY lousy fishing! Teams practicing for The Silver Sailfish Derby from south of Lake Worth Pier to north of Jupiter Inlet saw very few sails and a handful of dolphin. That all may change as the weather is forecasted to blow pretty hard Thursday. The question is; will the front be enough to fire up any fish? If there are any sailfish to be caught from the Hutchison Island Power Plant to Boca Inlet the Derby Fleet will find them; we'll keep you posted on the hotspot. The past week saw a scattering of dolphin (mostly small) in 150-350' of water from Palm Beach to Jupiter Inlet. A few wahoo were caught early in the week around the full moon, but no real numbers to speak of. The kingfish that had been schooled up north of Jupiter Inlet seem to have broken up. A few scattered kings will no doubt be hanging around. Bottom fishing remained fair this week, with some decent snapper catches coming in. Don't forget grouper season is closed now, should a random one show up.
INSHORE- The Lake Worth Lagoon (Munyan Island, MaCarthur State Park, etc.) saw a little improved action this week, and may improve even a little more with the coming cold front. Scattered jacks, ladyfish, bluefish, and snook kept things interesting for anglers spending some time on the flats. Live shrimp, Vudu Shrimp, and DOA CAL baits are a good choice for working over the grass right now. The Loxahatchee River has some nice size snook holding around boat docks and seawalls. Look for the snook to be active during low light periods of the day and on moving water. No reports to speak of from the Hobe Sound Flats this week, but the fish should be filling in halfway decently. This is the time of year to bounce a goofy jig on the bottom in 2-4' of water for great mixed bag action in that area.
SURF/PIER- The early part of the week saw limited surf action. Croakers made up the bulk of the catch at the Juno Pier early in the week. Small pieces of shrimp and fishbites are the baits of choice for the croakers. Other action along the beach was slim; with a few reports of scattered jacks and some bonefish. Bluefish are biting a little bit late in the afternoon, with cut sardines and ballyhoo being the bait of choice. Spanish Mackerel action remains good at Peck's Lake. Bring lots of chum and glass minnow to get the mackerel fired up and then cast glow tubes, flash minnow jigs, and clark spoons for fast action on the macs. Pompano reports remain very sparse, but may improve with the coming front.
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FREIGHT TRAIN FISHING REPORT- Lots of good stuff going on for us at Peck's LAke again this week. We spent a lot of time catching Spanish Mackerel (some real nice 5-6 pound fish, and lots of smaller ones as well) on a wide variety of lures and baits. Th sharks are in Peck's Lake in good numbers; and are a lot of fun to pull on if your looking for something big to pull on. In addition to the sharks the goliath grouper have been hanging out underneath the mackerel as well. Saw some bluefish and blue runners mixed in with the macs as well. Lots of good action.
Capt. Eric (http://www.freighttrainfishing.com)