For the past three or so weeks, the Boca Raton inlet has been really loaded with bait. For the most part, the majority of the bait has been pilchards, along with cigar minnows, sardines, greenies, and the occasional google eye.
Attracted to the abundance of bait, tarpon have been stacking up all over the inlet, along with some snook. Besides the tarpon and snook, some small mangrove snapper and some fierce barracudas having been making their appareances. Expect the snapper bite to pick up real soon.
An inlet regular caught this beautiful snook Monday evening:
I headed out this evening for a quick trip to see what I can hook up to from around 6:00 -8:00 PM. Bait was hard to find at the start, but it steadily picked up and by the time I left everyone could catch bait with ease. As I arrived to the inlet, another inlet regular was releasing probably a slot snook, of course released though. Instead of going to the end of jetty, I fished around the middle of the inlet on the south side. Although nothing landed, I had one nice run on a flat lined pilchard, but whether it be a cuda or tarpon, it escaped.
Just a few pics:
Tight lines everyone!