OFFSHORE- Slower week offshore for the most part this week. A scattering of dolphin offshore, but not in great numbers and on the smaller side for the most part. Most of the dolphin seemed to remain outside of 800'; with a few pushing inside of that. Plenty of bonita in along the 120' ledge; with a fair scattering of kingfish mixed in as well. Snapper reports picked up a bit. A few good sized mutton snapper around, along with a few nice mangrove snapper as well. We are definitely in the middle of the summer doldrums...right now it's going to be better to be lucky than good!
INSHORE- Catch and release snook fishing remains good inshore. The Inlet bite remains very good in both Jupiter and Palm Beach Inlet. During the day it's hard to beat live croaker and sandperch. At night the snook are biting Flair Hawk jigs and bigger swimbaits good as well. Last part of the incoming and the first part of the outgoing tide seem to be the best bet for the snook; but that can change daily with the conditions. The night bridge bite also remains very good for the snook. Mangrove snapper action was good this week inshore. Live shrimp and small live pilchards remain the baits of choice for the snapper.
SURF/PIER- Tough week on the beach with choppy conditions and lots of seaweed. If you can battle through the weeds the snook fishing has been pretty good. Live croakers or sandperch are a top bait choice for the big snook, while pilchards will work well for the smaller snook. At night a Flair Hawk or 5" NLBN Swimbait are great lure choices; during the day the 3" NLBN has been a solid choice. The Juno Beach Pier has been producing a few blue runners and a small scattering of Spanish Mackerel as well. Small live pilchards are a good choice for both. Croaker and sandperch bite fell off pretty bad this week. A few tarpon and jacks cruising the beach as well.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRI...E SE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to around 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. A slight chance of showers and tstms.
SAT...E SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. A slight chance of showers and tstms.
SUN...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. A slight chance of showers and tstms.
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Sick catch from Michael Grella...a full grown red snapper on a Slow Pitch trip a couple weeks ago!
OFFSHORE- Nice mixed bag of action offshore this week. Dolphin fishing picked back up this week, with most of the better dolphin reports coming from out a little deeper (800' plus). Trolling bonita strips, squid, and small ballyhoo will work for the dolphin; as will chumming around big weedlines and debris. The sailfish bite was good again this week as well; with a bulk of the sails hanging out in roughly 250-400' of water. A fair number of wahoo, including some solid sized ones, were caught this week on the backside of the full moon. Nice scattering of kingfish along the 120' ledge. Plenty of bonita around as well. Snapper reports were fair along the bottom this week, with sardines and squid producing the best results.
INSHORE- Catch and release snook fishing remains strong inshore right now. In addition to the snook in the Inlets, the Loxahatchee River bite remains strong as well. Live mullet are always a top bait choice in the river. The topwater bite has been strong early in the morning as well. A Yo-Zuri Hydro Pencil is always a good choice in the river. A few tarpon and jacks should be mixed in with the snook as well. Mangrove snapper reports slowed a bit this week, but still a few hanging around inshore. Best bite on the mangroves has been at night, especially around moving water.
SURF/PIER- Catch and release snook fishing remains very good on the Juno Beach Pier, in the Inlets (Palm Beach and Jupiter), and along the beach as well. The Juno Beach Pier bite has been best early in the morning and late in the afternoon. In the inlets the snook will bite best on moving water; typically last of incoming or first of the outgoing. Along the beach lowlight periods will generally be best for the snook. The seaweed has been kind of hit or miss along the beach (seems like every time I go I hit the seaweed jackpot!), which really is a huge factor in how the fishing will go. Bait wise it is hard to beat a live croaker or perch. For lures it will depend largely on the tome of day and water conditions: swing by the shop for all the top choices. The Juno Beach Pier has also been seeing a good number of tarpon these days. A freelined pilchard or NLBN swimbait will generally get the tarpon's attention. Blue Runners, scattered Spanish Mackerel, and a few Bonita will make up the rest of the pier action.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRI...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Period 5 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. A chance of showers and tstms.
SAT...E SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. A chance of showers and tstms.
SUN...E SE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to around 20 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. A chance of showers and tstms.
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Alex with a full grown one...must be that lucky shirt!
OFFSHORE- So far the July full moon wahoo fishing has not disappointed! Been a pretty good number of wahoos caught this week; including a few good sized ones. While a few have been caught high speed trolling: The most productive method seems to remain pulling bonita strips or a slit tail mullet down deep with a planer or trolling sinker. Early or late in the day the best bite on the wahoo will be in 120-200' of water. As the sun gets up higher in the sky look for the wahoo to slide out a little deeper (200-350' of water roughly). When that happens targeting them with live baits down deep becomes an option...you know because those Bonitas in along the edge don't eat your baits in the first ten seconds of them going in the water! Slower dolphin reports this week, but still a few out deep for these spending the time looking for them. Kingfish, and bonita of course, action remains solid in along the edge. Blackfin tuna bite slowed a bit this week, but still a pretty good number of them around. Snapper reports were a bit off early in the week (sounds like we had some cold water in on the bottom), but seemed to improve as the week went on.
INSHORE- The snook bite inshore remains very solid. Good topwater bite in the Loxahatchee River on moving water. A Yo-Zuri Hydro Pencil remains a really good lure choice. The NLBN Lil' Mullet will also do a really good job. If the topwater don't get them fired up, a live mullet fished patiently along a seawall shouldn't go unnoticed for too long at all. Mixed in with the snook should be a few bruiser jacks and the occasional tarpon or two as well. The Snook have also been biting good in Jupiter Inlet, along with a few Cubera Snapper. Mangrove snapper fishing has been pretty good at night with the full moon.
SURF/PIER- Catch and release snook fishing has been great over the past week. The seaweed let up a bit this week...and wow what a difference it makes when your not pulling grass off your lure or bait every cast! During the day a live croaker or sand perch has been the bait of choice for the snook; especially the bigger ones. A pilchard or sardine will also generally not go unnoticed too long by a hungry snook. At night a bigger swimbait (NLBN or SpoolTek) or Flair Hawk jig is a solid choice for the snook. Look for moving water (typically last of incoming or first of outgoing tide) to produce the most bites. Fair number of tarpon around this week along the beach; with the better numbers seeming to be up north of Jupiter Inlet. The Juno Beach Pier has had a few Spanish Mackerel and Blue Runners around; along with a few bonita and kingfish out on the end. Croakers have been biting decent in along the beach. Small pieces of shrimp or FishBites remain the top bait choice for the croakers.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRI...E SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. A chance of showers and tstms.
SAT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. A chance of tstms in the morning. Showers likely . Tstms likely in the afternoon.
SUN...S SE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to around 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Showers with a chance of tstms.
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Captain Tim of www.arushcharters.com and a happy customer with a nice wahoo this week!
OFFSHORE- Fishing slowed a bit offshore this week, but still remains pretty good. Dolphin reports were noticeably slower, with the fish seeming to spread out a bit more. Better dolphin reports continue to come from out a little deeper, with few fish coming inside of 800' of water. Southeast winds in the forecast could in theory help push some dolphin in a little closer. Sailfish bite remains really really good right now. The sails are a little deeper than their usual wintertime hangouts, with most being caught in like 225'-300' of water. Decent number of sailfish up and down the line; but this week saw them bite best north of Jupiter Inlet. If the wind is blowing the sails will come up on top for a kite bait, but be sure to keep at least a few baits down deep. The deep baits get a lot of bites this time of year. Kingfish bite has been good along the 120' ledge from the Juno Beach Pier to Jupiter Inlet. Best bite seems to be first thing in the morning, and then again as the sun is going down. The bite will no doubt change a bit this week with the building moon. Speaking of the moon...should be some wahoo caught this weekend. Full moon coming up next week will likely have those wahoo snapping this weekend. Trolling a Nomad DTX minnow or a bonita strip with a flashy sea-witch is a great way to go for the wahoo. Best depth on the wahoo should be 150-250' of water, especially early in the morning. Snapper reports were a bit slow this week. Sounds like the water was a little funky in on the reef. As the water conditions improve the snapper fishing should improve.
INSHORE- Catch and release snook fishing remains the main game in town right now. Lots of snook in the inlet and in the Loxahatchee River. The coming full moon will have the snook ready to spawn, so look for them to bite really good this weekend ahead of the moon. Topwater bite on the snook in the river has been great first thing in the morning, especially on moving water. Snook bite has also been good at night around the bridges. A few tarpon and jacks will no doubt be mixed in with the snook. Mangrove snapper have been biting well inshore. The mangroves will typically bite best at night on moving water. Small live pilchards or small chunks of sardines are a great bait choice for the mangroves.
SURF/PIER- Seaweed, slime grass, and silty water has made the surf fishing slow this week. If you get lucky and find a clean section of water/beach the snook are definitely around and biting. The Juno Beach Pier is dealing with the same conditions but fishing remains a bit better overall than the surf. Catch and release snook fishing remains the main game in town. Live croakers and sand perch are great baits for the big bites. Pilchards and sardines on the flatline will work good when the snook are up on top feeding. A good number of bonita and a few kingfish cruising through. A GT Ice Cream or diamond jig is a solid choice for both. A few Spanish Mackerel and blue runners around.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRI...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. A slight chance of showers in the morning. A slight chance of tstms. A chance of showers in the afternoon.
SAT...S SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A slight chance of showers in the morning. A slight chance of tstms. A chance of showers in the afternoon.
SUN...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 1 foot. Intracoastal waters light chop. A chance of showers with a slight chance of tstms in the afternoon.
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