By Carla B. Mroz, Contributing Writer
Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) and the Juno Beach Pier wish you a happy and healthy new year! We also invite you to visit the Juno Beach Pier this month for a scenic and bountiful fishing experience.
There will be many opportunities for some great catches, so prepare your lures and cut bait to hook bluefish and look out for Spanish mackerel on lures and jigs. You’ll also see pompano if you use bait and jigs. Jacks and blue runners might make an appearance on your lures and bait this month and catch croakers and whiting on bait.
LMC offers its year-round Private Fishing Lessons for adults and children (ages 8 and up.) One-hour lessons are offered daily; scheduled based on availability. Cost: $25/angler (with own gear); $35/angler with rental gear. Bait not included. Contact Sue Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org register.
Check out LMC’s Deep Blue Yoga (taught by a certified instructor) the third Saturday of every month from 10:00 – 10:45 a.m., following the Blue Friends Juno Beach Cleanup. Participants meet at Loggerhead Marinelife Center, just south of the Juno Beach Pier.
If you accidentally hook a sea turtle while at the pier, here’s what to do:
· Contact LMC’s 24-hour rescue hotline – (561) 603-0211
· Gently reel the slack line, keeping the turtle at the surface of the water so it can breathe
· Wait for LMC’s arrival to help
For LMC and Juno Beach Pier updates, follow our social media, visit marinelife.org,or call (561) 627-8280. The full-service Pier House features a snack bar as well as a variety of fishing tackle, including rental poles and bait.
Pier contact info:
Randy Yent, sr. pier coordinator
(561) 627-8280 ext. 140