OFFSHORE- The weather is looking a little, shall we say, "rough" for the upcoming Easter weekend. BUT...it isn't like the weather man hasn't messed up the forecast before; so just maybe it will end up being nicer than forecasted. The fishing offshore, for those that could get out, was very good this week. Capt. Howard, of http://www.redbeardfishingcharters.com/, has caught some nice cobia, a few dolphin, some muttons, and a pile of banded rudderfish (aka Amberines) this week. The best action has been from the Juno Beach Pier to just north of Jupiter Inlet in 100-120' of water. Drifting triple hook sardines on a knocker rig while chumming is a sure fire way to get the fish going. The sharks are very thick, so get those fish in as quick as you can! Capt. James, of http://www.fishcastings.com/ charters, has been catching some nice dolphin over the past week. Fishing live baits under the kite has been producing good results for Capt. James on the dolphin.
INSHORE- Snook are biting at night around the bridges. An outgoing tide seems to have the snook chewing the best. The spring mullet run is trying to get going, so keep the baits a little on the larger side for the snook. They will be switching off the wintertime shrimp diet, and switching over to bigger meals. Reports are already trickling in of some snook showing up at the inlets. This is a good sign, don't be surprised if the snook fishing really lights up over the next few weeks! Capt. Eric, of http://www.freighttrainfishing.com/, says this is one of the best times of the year to get out and try and find a stud snook on artificial!
SURF/PIER- Still seeing good numbers of pompano over the past week! The really good news is that the pompano are still biting good down south...which means, in theory, we should see a nice push of pompano well into May!!! Sandfleas, clams, and FishBites continue to be the dominant baits. Doc's Goofy Jigs are also picking away at the fish as well! Best bite for the pompano remains early morning, and then again late in the afternoon. Also in the surf have been fair numbers of croaker and whiting. Small pieces of peeled shrimp and FishBites(the stuff really works!) fished in the first trough should find the croaker and whiting. Late late season bluefish are still biting cut bait and silver spoons along Jupiter beach. Scattered schools of Spanish Mackerel are still in and out at Juno Beach Pier. A white crappie jig is still the lure of choice for the Macs!
Have a GREAT EASTER Weekend Everyone
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