Fishing is a popular activity in South Florida. Whether you’re a beginner or have been fishing for years, the waterways of Jupiter and the Loxahatchee River provide an ideal spot for a large variety of inshore and offshore fishing along the 380-mile intercostal waterways of Florida. Some of the fish included Speckled Sea Trout, Jacks, Redfish, Snook, Pompano and the seasonal Tarpon, all found in the waterways along Jupiter.
Both the northern and southern jetties of the Jupiter Inlet have massive schools of Redfish and Snooks, that Jupiter has been labelled the “Snook Capital of the World”. You can look for Snook feeding off minnows and shrimp at night near lighted areas near the waterways.
The best time to fish for Snook is in the summer months, but you can still find Snook in the winter as well. In the winter months, the best inshore fishing takes place because of the calmer waters. During this time, you can even catch Ladyfish, Mackerel and Bluefish in the same area.
In addition, Blue Runners, Croakers, Spanish Mackerel, Barracuda have been found in the Jupiter Inlet as well. Some have even found Tuna, Sailfish and Dolphin migrating into the area. At the mouth of the Loxahatchee River, large schools of Huge Jack Creville swim along the edge of the channel and near seawalls.
The reason why the fishing is so great in the area is because the Gulf Stream reaches its closest part to land in the Jupiter and Palm Beach area bringing all the fish to the area. Where you will also find Snapper, Grouper, Kingfish, Barracuda, Cobia and Wahoo a few miles off shore.
Here are some of the best areas to fish in Jupiter: Waterway Park, John D MacArthur State Park, Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Juno Beach Park, Dubois Park, and more.
If you travel a little north on the water toward Stuart, you can find Marlin, Sailfish, Yellowfin, Swordfish, Tuna in the waterways.