Last week was pretty good both inshore and in the inlet for snook and redfish, and the warm weather this week should keep that bite fired up nicely. Conversely, in the same areas, this push of warm weather will likely slow down what has been a hot bite for Pompano, jacks, and bluefish. Live bait is the key to daytime fishing, but at night, it’s time to bust out the artificials.
Nearshore, expect the warming water temperatures to also bring in some bait and tarpon along the beaches, with plenty of Spanish mackerel and bluefish also giving chase. If the bluefish and Spanish are thick, then the black tip sharks will be, too. Live bait and artificial will work for the Tarpon and Sharks, but stick strictly to artificial for the Macs and bluefish.