OFFSHORE- Action out deep has been scattered with a fair number of dolphin caught by those trolling in 250-600' of water. Hearing some rumors of a handful of blue marlin cruising around out deep as well. Lots of springtime action along the 120' Ledge this week; the Banded Rudderfish have arrived in big numbers and are very willing to jump all over a dead sardine. Look for the rudderfish to be in 120-150' of water off of Jupiter Inlet, with the deep side of the ledge being the more productive area this week. Mixed in with the rudder fish and blue runners have been a good number of cobia as well. It takes some picking through, but after your arms can barely handle another rudder fish or runner a nice cobia will bite...so be ready! Don't be surprised if a dolphin pops up next to the boat either while drifting along the Jupiter Ledge. Scattered schools of small kingfish have been around this week in 90-120' of water. Bonita are beginning to fill into their usual summertime stomping grounds. Snapper fishing remains fair, with a nice mix of muttons and yellowtail snapper being caught. Look for the bite to be good on the snapper this weekend with the new moon.
INSHORE- Snook fishing continues to improve as the weather warms. The springtime mullet have been around and the big snook are fired up on them; as are the jacks and scattered tarpon. Try pitching live mullet along docks and seawalls during the day and flair hawks and swim baits around the bridges at night. Look for the snook to feed best on the top of the outgoing tide. The snook and tarpon have been hanging around Munyan Island as well, and should be very active at night. Other inshore action has been at best spotty this week.
SURF/PIER- The springtime pompano run is on, and action has been good! The pomps are biting best late in the afternoon on sand fleas, clams, shrimp, and fishbites. The Juno Beach Fishing Pier has been hot lately: with decent pompano fishing early and late in the day, and some schools of bait beginning to hang around with predators close behind. Some snook,bonita, and even a kingfish or two have been caught off the pier over the last week when the bait has been around. Croaker and whiting are biting pieces of fresh shrimp in the first trough. Some schools of ullet still pushing north along the beach with tarpon, jacks, bluefish, and the occasional snook close behind!
BAIT REPORT- Sardines are still hanging around Palm Beach Inlet, though they are not holding in huge numbers. Threadfins are around north of Jupiter Inlet, but scattered as well.
Good Luck This Weekend Everyone!
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