OFFSHORE- Weather will no doubt play a factor in this weekends offshore fishing, but at time of writing Friday and Saturday are looking pretty doable. Sunday may very well be a lost cause this weekend. The August full moon has not disappointed this week with some good wahoo catches out of both Jupiter and Palm Beach Inlets. High speed trolling with jethead lures and yo-zuri bonitas is doing well, as is pulling the islanders with a split-tail mullet or horse ballyhoo. Look for most wahoo bites to be in 120-300' of water, especially early in the morning and late in the afternoon. Mid-day may find the wahoo out a little deeper, or schools of small blackfin tuna will pull them away from the edge. Easterly winds on Saturday should help push the dolphin in a little closer, with 300-500' being a good area to start and work shallower or deeper depending on what you find. Kingfish action was good early in the week, but has tapered off slightly as the week has gone on. Still hearing some reports of nice mutton snapper being picked at off the bottom.
INSHORE- One more weekend of catch and release snook fishing, before the season opens on Tuesday. The weather this weekend is looking very fishy, and should really have the snook fired up inshore. The bridges should all be very good at night, especially on the outgoing tide. If Tropical Storm Erica brings us much rain it could really ignite the spillway snook bite as well. Some scattered finger mullet schools have been showing up, and this storm could really get some big bait schools to start flowing into our area. The mangrove snapper bite has remained good around the bridges at night. Sheepshead action has also been fair around the bridges and seawalls.
SURF/PIER- Snook fishing has remained strong at the Juno Beach Pier this week, with the snook biting free-lined baits on top very well. Should stay very good through the weekend, especially if the storm helps get the mullet run started a bit early for us. Don't be surprised to see some nice mangrove and mutton snapper invade the inlets with the passing storm. Could be in for some very good fishing here coming up...gonna be worth checking out.
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FREIGHT TRAIN FISHING REPORT- Good week of fishing for us. Been getting sailfish bites pretty much everyday. Catching the kingfish pretty good this week, along with a handful of mutton snapper. Wahoo fishing has been good, and should be great the next couple days. And with the looks of the weather we maybe in for some red hot snook action. Lots of good stuff going on, give me a call about different trip options.
OFFSHORE- Nice looking weather forecast for the weekend should make for a good fishing weekend. Light east/northeast winds should help get the dolphin in a little closer. While a decent run offshore may still be required, don't be surprised to hear of some good dolphin catches in 300-500' of water. The usual dolphin trolling spread should do the trick around weed lines, floating debris, or current rips. Keep some cut bait ready in case you stumble across some tripletail floating along weed lines or around floating debris. A chunk of sardine sinking slowly past a tripletail usually doesn't go too deep before being picked up. In a little closer it is about time for the schools of blackfin tuna to start showing up in 200-300' of water. Small trolling feathers and daisy chains are the ticket for catching the tasty little tuna! Troll quick and keep an eye out for the blackfin coming out of the water chasing minnows. Finding the schools of blackfin tuna is also a good area to spend some time targeting wahoo. With the next full moon only a week away, don't be surprised to hear about some good wahoo catches this weekend. High speed trolling will no doubt produce some wahoo, as will pulling natural baits (split tail mullet or horse ballyhoo are good choices) behind a trolling sinker or planer. In along the 120' ledge kingfish action has been good. Drifting with live sardines, or dead sardines on a knocker rig, is a good bet for the kingfish. Best bite has been in the morning, but a few kings are being caught in the afternoon as well. Snapper fishing remains fair along the bottom, with some good yellowtail reports coming in. Look for the snapper to be hanging out under the kingfish schools looking for an easy meal.
INSHORE- Catch and release snook fishing remains the best game in town on the inshore front. Getting close to snook season. soon enough those lucky enough to find a slot size fish will be able to invite them home for dinner. Look for the snook to bite best on an outgoing tide around bridges, boat docks, and seawalls. It won't be long before the finger mullet start showing up inshore and really get the fishing fired up. Mangrove snapper have been biting at area bridges at night, as have a few sheepshead and black drum.
SURF/PIER- Rumor has it some good size mullet schools have been spotted up the coast headed south. It won't be long before the surf fishing really starts to get going. Until the mullet start to show for us locally, it is still summertime beach fishing patterns. The snook are around in good numbers, and feeding well during lowlight periods of the day. A few tarpon are hanging around as well. The Juno Beach Pier has had a good number of snook, blue runners, and a few bonita chasing baits around. Scattered reports of whiting and croaker in the first trough up and down the beach.
SHOP UPDATE- The 4" Spooltek is now in-stock! Also have the new Diamond Illusion Braid in. Hopefully getting a new batch of moisture wicking Juno Bait shirts in the is weekend as well!
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FREIGHT TRAIN FISHING REPORT:
The kids are back in school, and the ocean is a little quieter these days during the week. Makes for a great time of year to take a trip offshore! Been catching a good number of sailfish this week on live bait. Kingfish action has been good. Summertime fishing patterns are slowly starting to give way to early fall fishing patterns, so anyone interested in getting in on the great action along the ledge (bonita, sharks, runners, etc...) should get on it now!
OFFSHORE- Looking like a pretty decent weather forecast for the weekend, and the fish have been chewing...time to take advantage of the last weekend before school starts and make a run offshore! Dolphin fishing remains good for those willing to burn the fuel and go find the fish. While a few dolphin are being caught in 300-500' of water, the best action remains out deep (1000' plus). Look for the dolphin on weed lines, current rips, floating debris, or around working birds. A trolling spread of small jet head lures, bonita strips, and trolling squid will usually get the dolphin fired up, and can all be trolled semi-quickly to cover some water. Keep some cut bait ready for when/if the schoolies pop up, and also for any tripletail that may be floating around debris or thick weed lines. It's also a good ice to have a jig to send down deep around big floating stuff. Dropping a jig a hundred feet or so down and ripping it up will often lure up big dolphin or wahoo lurking below. Still a few wahoo being caught in closer to the 120' ledge. Highspeed trolling first thing in the morning is definitely worth a shot. Kingfish showed up in pretty decent number off Jupiter over the past week. Look for the kings to be in 90-120'of water from the Juno Beach Pier to Jupiter Inlet. A live throat hooked sardine is top baits for the kings, but the will also bite a trolled bonita strip fished down a little deeper with a inline trolling sinker or planer. Snapper fishing has been decent this week, with some nice muttons being caught by those patiently fishing the slide rig and sardines. A fresh sardine with the tail cut off is surely not going to last too long on the bottom right now!
INSHORE- Lots of good snook fishing going on right now inshore. All catch and release for a few more weeks, but lots of fun for those looking to catch both quantity and quality snook. Hard to beat a flair hawk, Spooltek, or live mullet fished around the bridges at night on an outgoing tide right now. While the spawn is slowly winding down, just remember to take a little extra time and revive those big female snook, they are the future of our snook population. Still hearing some mangrove snapper reports inshore, as well as a small scattering of sheepshead and black drum.
SURF/PIER- Snook fishing remains the main game in town along the beach right now. Fish low light periods for best luck, and be sure to look for schools of baitfish for even better results. Still a few tarpon cruising around, and we should see even more tarpon as the mullet begin to trickle down the beach. Glass minnow schools should start to push out along the beach anytime, and with them will be a scattering of spanish mackerel, blue runners, jacks, and other assorted predators. When that happens the "bobber rig" and a clark spoon is a safe bet for good action!
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OFFSHORE- The early part of the week was a little tough fishing with some funky current and cold water, but the last few days have started to see things returning to more normal conditions. Dolphin fishing will most likely be better way offshore, especially on Saturday with some west southwest wind in the forecast. Should be the usual dolphin fishing patterns: find weed lines, rips, debris, working birds, and flying fish and the dolphin shouldn't be too far behind. If the schools are on the small side, try sending a jig or bait down deep. A lot of times the big dolphin, wahoo, or even blue marlin are hanging out under the little guys looking for an easy meal. In closer to the edge a few wahoo and blackfin tuna have been caught this week. High speeding is a good bet for the wahoo, as is trolling a split-tail mullet down deep. The blackfin tuna will bite best early in the morning, and a daisy chain is hard to beat to get them fired up. Kingfish remain scattered along the ledge from the Juno Beach Pier to north of Jupiter Inlet in 90-150' of water. A live sardine is a good choice for the kings,just takes a little luck to get it past the forever hungry bonita. Plenty of bonita and sharks along the ledge right now for those looking for good action. Though they both get a bad wrap, it can be really cool to get the chum line going and watch the life come around the boat. It's amazing what a block or two of chum and some glass minnows will get going! Snapper fishing was tough early in the week with cold water, but should improve as more normal water and current conditions return.
INSHORE- Catch and release snook fishing is great inshore right now, with both good numbers and big snook around. Areas closer to the Inlets are a good choice right now, but still a good number of fish in there ICW and Loxahatchee River for those looking to get out of the crowd a little bit. Live baits will be the best during the day, while swim baits, jigs, and plugs are great choices at night. While both tides can be good for snook fishing,look for a little more cooperation out of the snook on outgoing tides. The slightly dirtier water tends to make them a little easier to trick. Hearing some decent reports on the mangrove snappers around the bridges at night, and a few good black drum reports up in Stuart.
SURF/PIER- Just a little early, but it's almost time to start looking for some mullet to show up along the beach. Another couple weeks of slow fishing should start to give way to some good fall action along the beach (despite the summer like temps that will no doubt remain!). Snook fishing remains good early in the morning and late in the afternoon. If you have to go during the higher light periods, spend the time to catch some croakers or whiting for bait. Starting to hear some fair reports from the beaches north of Jupiter Inlet on spanish macs, runners, ladyfish, and other assorted stuff.
SHOP UPDATE- New stock is rolling in daily. Just got in some great hats and shirts from K-Scott Art. Big order of Skinny Water Culture hats coming in any day. Big box of DOA just came through the door, as well as some Vudu Mullets. 4" Spool-Tek should be arriving early next week.
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FREIGHT TRAIN FISHING REPORT- Been a pretty good week of fishing for us. Kingfish action remains good, lots of sharks and bonitas, and a handful of dolphin and blackfin tuna over the past week. Snook fishing is good in Jupiter Inlet, and we even saw a handful of tarpon last night. Lots of good stuff going on right now, give me a call about different trip options!