OFFSHORE- The full moon is on Sunday, and the wahoo should be around in fair numbers. No big numbers of wahoo reported this week, but that should change for sure over the next few days. The usual tricks, and spots,should work for the wahoo. From Palm Beach to Jupiter Inlet the 120' ledge out to about 300' of water will be the areas to concentrate on. High speed trolling, trolling with planers or downriggers, or deep live baiting all can produce wahoo bites around the summer full moons. Early morning or late afternoon tend to be the best times for wahoo, with a few scattered fish biting throughout the day. Wahoo tend to travel in small schools, or packs, so be sure to mark where the bite came from and give that area a little extra attention. Dolphin fishing slowed this week, but didn't grind to a complete halt. The dolphin remain scattered, and the best way to get them remains running till you find something. Best reports this week were all very deep, with 1200-1400' of water off Palm Beach being a fairly common theme. It's about time for the blacken tuna to start showing up in better numbers. Troll small lures and feathers (typically in 200-300') for best luck with the blackfin. Snapper fishing was a little tougher this week as the water was cold on the bottom, but the cold water did help fire up a few summertime cobia along the reef. Bonita are still happily destroying live and trolling baits along the 120' ledge.
INSHORE- Despite the warm water the flats around Munyon Island saws little surge of fish this week with some snook, big jacks, mangrove snapper, and even a few big trout being caught. Live shrimp, Vudu Shrimp, or DOA Shrimp have been producing the best results. Fish early morning or late afternoon for best results on the flats in the summertime. Snook, and a few tarpon, are hanging around the bridges at night. With all the rain the spillways are open occasionally, and producing a few snook. Mangrove snapper are showing up inshore pretty good. Best bait for the inshore snapper is going to be live shrimp or small live fresh pilchards.
SURF/PIER- Lots of good catch and releases nook action going on in the Jupiter and Palm Beach Inlets right now. Live bait (croaker, mullet, sardines, thread fin, pinfish, etc...) is the ticket for the snook. Typically speaking if you catch the bait, your going to get the snook bites! The Juno Beach Fishing Pier is still producing some nice snook. Early morning should also produce a chance or two at the tarpon from the pier. With some small pilchards showing up at the Pier and Jupiter Inlet the mangrove snapper fishing is improving.
Capt. Eric (http://www.freighttrainfishing.com) is on the snook really good right now, give him a call about a trip if you need some help catching that monster snook you've been looking for!
We will try and keep you updated this weekend with any hot reports or changers!
Thanks for reading and GOOD LUCK!