OFFSHORE- Dolphin fishing remained good this week. Most of the better dolphin reports are coming outside of 500' of water; and the real good reports coming deeper than a 1000'. Look for the usual dolphin clues (birds, weeds, debris, and bait) and the fish won't be too far behind. Trolling squid, bonita strips, and small jet head style lures remains a good bet for the dolphin. Blackfin tuna are still biting in 200-300' of water. Small trolling feathers and small daisy chains are a good choice for the tuna. The moon will start getting bigger this weekend...hopefully the wahoo start to show up too. Looks like it will be good conditions to drag the high speed lures this weekend. Should be some of those striped ones around! Kingfish action remains very good along the 120' ledge. The kings are biting best during low light periods of the day. Early morning and/or late afternoon with some live sardines is a great combo for the kings right now! Snapper fishing has been good this week. Better reports on the bottom coming out of Jupiter Inlet these days. Should be a nice weekend...go get em!
INSHORE- Catch and release snook fishing remains the main game in town right now. The bridges are holding a good number of fish, as are the spillways. Look for the bridges to produce best on an outgoing tide, and the spillways to be good when the gates are open. Some nice jacks cruising the seawalls early in the morning. Mangrove snapper are hanging around the bridges; with the most action on them coming at night.
SURF/PIER- Catch and release snook fishing is absolutely on fire right now at the Juno Beach Pier. Lots of big snook showing up, and they are eating! Look for large live sandperch to get the biggest fish to eat! A lot of the time it's been harder to get a sand perch to bite than it has to get the snook to. Just a reminder, be careful with those big female spawning fish...they are our snook fishing future! The snook are also in Jupiter and Palm Beach Inlets in good numbers as well. Live baits will be the ticket during the day; while flair hawk jigs and big swimsbaits are a good choice at night. Snook fishing has also been good along the beach, especially on high tide. Look for the snook to be in the first trough picking out easy meals. The tarpon are still moving along the beach and around Palm Beach Inlet. Scattered mangrove snapper around the Jupiter Inlet jetty.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER-
FRIDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning...then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
SATURDAY...East southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
SUNDAY...East southeast winds around 5 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters smooth. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
MONDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas less than 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
TUESDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
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OFFSHORE: Less than ideal weather conditions kept offshore reports to a minimum this week. Weather looks a lot nicer for the weekend though! The hard south winds we've had should definitely help push some dolphin up from the Keys. Hard to guess on what depth they'll be in; so be prepared to cover some ground to find them. Trolling bonita strips and squid will be a good way to find the dolphin. Blackfin Tuna are still biting pretty good in 200-300' off water out of Jupiter. Live sardines are hard to beat for the tuna. Good number of sailfish out in the same areas as the blackfin. Key to both is getting the bait down a little deeper. Inside of the 120' ledge the kingfish remain scattered up and down the ledge from the Juno Beach Pier up to Loran Tower. Live sardines are the best bait for the sails; while a knocker rig dead sardine or diamond jig will also do the trick on the kings. Snapper fishing remains fair. Much better on the snapper from Juno Beach Pier north. Hard to beat a fresh dead sardine with his tail trimmed off for the snapper. No avoiding the bonita and sharks along the 120' ledge right now as well.
INSHORE: Catch and release snook fishing remains really good right now. The spillway bite has slowed a little, but is still producing some fish. The bridges and inlet have been solid with snook. Big swimbaits and flair hawks are solid choices for the snook right now. Look for both outgoing and incoming tide to produce bites now as the water has not been super clear as of late. A few summertime mangrove snapper being caught around the bridges. Small live pilchards or live shrimp are a great choice for the snapper. Mixed reports on the inshore sand perch right now.
SURF/PIER: This week of hard south winds kept the surf a little turned up and water color off a bit; which in turn helped fire up the fishing. Catch and release snook fishing was very good this week; both from the beach and the pier. Lowlight periods of the day will no doubt be best for the snook. Sandperch and croakers are biting well in the first trough on pieces of cut shrimp. Some good schools of jacks cruising the beach, especially first thing in the morning. Good reports of some tarpon pushing north along the beach right now as well. Tarpon are moving best first thing in the morning and north of Jupiter Inlet in the best numbers. Even a handful of stray summertime pompano being caught this week with the wind.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
SATURDAY...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
SUNDAY...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
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OFFSHORE: Looks like a decent forecast for the upcoming weekend. Dolphin fishing remains pretty spotty, with most of the dolphin coming out deep. Look for the dolphin to be hanging around floating debris, along current rips, or in areas holding lots of bait. The wahoo bite was not great on the full moon last weekend, but dirty water didn't help that. A few nice wahoo caught this week on the backside of the moon. It's definitely worth dragging the high speed lures or split tail mullet around in the morning or afternoon to try and get a wahoo bite. Kingfish action remains spotty along the 120' ledge, with most of the kings being on the smaller side. Snapper fishing has been hit or miss along the bottom this week.
INSHORE: Catch and release snook fishing remains the main game in town on the inshore front. Both Jupiter Inlet and Palm Beach Inlet are producing good amounts of fish. Live croakers and sand perch are hard to beat for bait. The spillways are also producing a good number of snook with all the rain we've had the past few weeks. Look for flair hawk jigs and big swimsuits to produce well at the spillway. A few scattered reports coming in on some mangrove snapper starting to show up. Other inshore action remains slow.
SURF/PIER: Catch and release snook fishing has really started to fire up along the beach. Look for the low light periods of the day to produce the best snook action. The Juno Beach Pier is producing a good snook bite, but bait has been tough overall. A few jacks around, but not in the same numbers as last week. The tarpon are starting to move along the beach pretty well, but most will be out of the reach of shorebound anglers.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...South southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Period 3 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
SATURDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
SUNDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms.
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OFFSHORE: Not much to report offshore after almost a week of non-stop rain mixed in with some on and off windy days. The full moon is coming so if the weather allows the wahoo should be around in 100-250' of water. It's time to get the high speed gear back out and start beating up the ledge. Those not into the high speeding deal will be well suited to pull horse ballyhoo, split tail mullet, or bonita strips behind a planer or trolling sinker. If the sun doesn't come back out keep the lures on the dark side, go with blue/white or pink/white if the sun does peek it's head back out. No dolphin reports to speak of, gonna just take some running and gunning to find them. Kingfish action has remained very good from 100-120' of water. The kingfish bite has bounced back and forth from the Juno Beach Pier to the Loran Tower. Live sardines are the absolute best bait for the kings. Snapper fishing remains good in the same areas as the kingfish. Sardines remain the bait of choice for the snapper.
INSHORE: The week of rain has the spillways open and the snook are biting. Remember It's all catch and release fishing now. Flair hawk jigs and big swimbaits are the lures of choice at the spillways. Should be a handful of tarpon mixed in with the snook at the spillways as well. Look for the low light periods of the day to produce best, but if it stays overcast the fish will bite well throughout the day generally speaking. Been some big jacks cruising around in the ICW and Loxahatchee River willing to bite a large mullet and at certain times a big noisy topwater. Other inshore action has been hit or miss this week with the weather.
SURF/PIER: Pompano reports were all but will this week...they may have finally left us for the summer. Scattered schools of jacks and a few tarpon are roaming the beach right now. The jacks have been biting first thing in the morning and are reachable from the beach. The tarpon for the most part have been moving outside of casting range from the beach. The schools of tarpon that are around are super spooky and tough to trick into eating so far. Catch and release snook fishing at the Juno Beach Pier and along the beach has really started to fire off. Just remember that those big girls are the future of snook fishing...handle them with care!
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS . SHOWERS LIKELY.
SATURDAY...SOUTH SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. SHOWERS LIKELY.
SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
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OFFSHORE: Mixed dolphin reports again this week, with the fish being very scattered. Getting to be the time off year where it's going to take burning some gas to find some dolphin. The dolphin bite could be in 70', 170', 700', or 1700' so go looking for some fishy water and see what happens. Keep a couple pitch rods ready and a couple rods with good search lures (A small weighted skirt that can be deployed quick and trolled at quick speeds works great) to cover area quickly. Look for current rips, color changes, floating debris, and large areas of bait and the dolphin shouldn't be too far behind. The blackfin tuna bite has been great lately, with some really big ones around. Best bet for catching numbers of blackfin is trolling a small daisy chain style lure in 200-300' of water. For the bigger blackfin tuna try live sardines in the same depth late in the day. Kingfish action has been great from the Juno Beach Pier to the Home Sound Loran Tower. Most of the fish have been in the 5-10lb range; but from time to time a few monsters over 35lbs are showing up. Hard to beat live sardines for the kingfish. Snapper fishing reports have been a little hit or miss. Some nice muttons have been caught over the past few weeks. Yellowtail snapper fishing has also been good in about 90' of water from the Juno Beach Pier to Jupiter Inlet.
INSHORE: Don't forget snook season closed as of June 1st, so catch and release only fishing for a few months. Lots of snook in and moving towards the inlets right now. Shouldn't be too hard to find them right now! The warming weather has helped to push some mangrove snapper inshore. The bridges are starting to produce the mangroves at night. Small live pilchards and live shrimp are the best bait choice for the mangroves right now. Scattered sheepshead are also hanging around the bridges and boat docks in the ICW. Been a fair number of tarpon pushing around the mouth of the Palm Beach Inlet over the past few days, as well as some big jacks.
SURF/PIER: Summertime beach fishing is pretty much upon us. A stray pompano or two maybe around still, but for the most part they have pushed on up the coast. Croakers, whiting, and sand perch will be the best bet in the surf right now for those looking to take something home for dinner. Fish small pieces of cut shrimp in the first trough for best luck on them. Catch and release snook fishing continues to improve along the beach, and will continue to get better as the summer moves on. Sight fishing cruising snook in the surf is a lot of fun and definitely worth trying out. The Juno Beach Pier has had a lot of snook around as well. The Pier is also seeing a nice number of bonita and big jacks...two species that don't get the credit they deserve. As the weather heats up remember to fish early in the morning and late in the day for best luck.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Period 6 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning... then showers and thunderstorms likely.
SATURDAY...East northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
SUNDAY...South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Showers and thunderstorms likely.
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