OFFSHORE- Dolphin fishing should improve this weekend if the weather forecast holds true. Prevailing light west winds have most of the dolphin beyond way offshore; so a little southeast wind should help get some dolphin pushed back in a little closer. The better dolphin action will still be offshore(out past 400'), but at least the dolphin shouldn't be over thirty miles offshore. Kingfish have started to show back up with the building moon. Looks like the usual August kingfish school is trying to start stacking up off of Jupiter along the 120' ledge. Wahoo action was scattered this week, with a few being brought in. Expect the wahoo fishing to really improve as the August moon starts to get bigger and bigger. Dragging Yo-Zuri Bonitas, Split Tail Mullet, and horse ballyhoo down deep are the most productive ways to get a wahoo bite. Fish between 100-300' for the best chance at a wahoo, and be prepared to deal with some bonita bites. Lots of sharks and bonita hanging out on the 120' ledge, with a few scattered cobia still hanging around the sharks. Snapper fishing was not red hot this week, but those spending the time on the reef did pick away at a few. The snapper saw a lot of divers this week during lobster mini-season so they may still be a little skittish, but action should improve on them as the weekend goes on.
INSHORE- Mangrove snapper fishing around area bridges has remained fair. Small live pilchards, live shrimp, or small chunks of sardines are a good choice for the mangroves. Keep leaders light and terminal tackle to a minimum to avoid spooking the snapper. Catch and release snook fishing has remained good, and a few more tarpon are showing up inshore to keep things interesting. It' still a little early; but a few trickles of finger mullet are showing up. Won't be too terribly long before the big schools of mullet will be showing up inshore. Some ladyfish have been showing up at night around the bridges to feed on the small pilchards as well.
SURF/PIER- Lots of bait along the beach, and predators are not far behind. Lots of snook cruising the trough right now. Get out early and late for best action on the snook. Work parrallel to the shore, and don't be surprised to find snook in just a foot or two of water. Lots of snook in Jupiter and Palm Beach Inlets right now. Mangrove snapper have been being caught at Jupiter Inlet, with the best luck coming at night.
Beat the heat, get out and fish early and late! If you have to be out in the heat of the day; stay cool, drink lots of fluids, wear your lucky Juno Bait Hat, #trustthebum(wear your Sun Bum sunscreen...now available at Juno Bait for sale), and CATCH some Fish!!!