OFFSHORE- As of today (Thursday 6/16/11)it is looking like a nice weekend weather report, and with a couple of tournaments going on this weekend; expect it to be very busy offshore over the next couple of days. The fishing has been very good lately, and as we move away from the full moon I would expect it to pick up a little more during the daytime again. While kingfish, bonita, and mutton snapper continue to provide the most stable action along the 120′ ledge; plenty of other fish are hanging around as well. Those bonita may be pesky and drive you crazy sometimes, but they attract a whole slough of top notch gamefish; including blue marlin, large wahoo, giant cubera snapper, sharks, and more. Try slow trolling a medium live bonita in 150′ of water…what comes up after it may surprise you!!! Live sardines are still the bait of choice for fishing the ledge these days. Throat hooked sardines on a flatline rig is deadly on a wide assortment of species. The snapper fishing has been better this week, with 80-90′ of water from the Juno pier to Jupiter Inlet holding the most fish. Sardines are once again the bait of choice, but a yellowtail jig with a small strip of squid or bonita will not go unnoticed for long. Dolphin fishing slowed this week. Most of the dolphin caught have been out deeper. Trolling a assortment of small baits and lures in 400-600′ of water should turn up some mahi.
INSHORE/SURF/PIER- Its summertime, and with the exception of the catch and release snook fishing it is a little slow right now. With hot air temperatures come hot water temperatures and very slow moving fish. No matter what your target species fish early morning, late afternoon, or even try the night bite. The snook are taking up their summer homes in the inlet and along the beach, and they are showing up in good numbers. Live croakers, whiting, and sandperch are your best be for some big snook bites right now. If your into lures try Rapala X-Raps, white bucktail jigs, and soft body swimbaits. The summertime resident spanish mackerel are hanging around the pier. Small livebaits and longshanks hooks are the ticket for them! Otherwise, it is a slow pick on everything else…just have to get out and try!
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