SHOP UPDATES: Have to start this weeks fishing report with a HUGE "Thank YOU" to everyone for their help, sharing, social media blitz, etc on the "Lure in his pants" bandit incident. The case is in progress, but things look good for a fairly quick resolution. Pretty awesome to see all the local support for a small business!
In other shop new news...We have a nice little assortment of "Jig Skinz" in-stock now. Super cool product to bring new life back to your old beat up and/or chewed up plugs and metal jigs (See pic below). Look for a quick video on this product in the near future.
Rumor has it there may be a few pop-up sales this weekend...keep an eye out! Weather may turn south this weekend, so it'll be a great chance to score a few deals!
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
SATURDAY...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS CHOPPY IN EXPOSED AREAS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING. SHOWERS LIKELY. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
SUNDAY...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS CHOPPY IN EXPOSED AREAS. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
OFFSHORE: Not a great looking forecast for the upcoming weekend. Too bad about the weather, because the backside of the full moon has been great for the wahoo. Solid wahoo catches over the past few days in 150-250' of water, with the best catches coming out of Jupiter Inlet (Palm Beach Inlet also has been producing some wahoo). Split tail mullet, horse ballyhoo, and big bonita strips have been getting bites, as have the always popular Yo-Zuri Bonita. Morning bite has been the best for the wahoo, but the afternoon bite is producing a few as well. Depending on what the weather does this weekend, the dolphin fishing could fire up. Those putting some live bait out along the 120' ledge could be in for a solid dolphin bite along with a few sailfish. Kingfish action slowed this week, but a few were hanging out on the inside of the 120' ledge. Snapper fishing remains good, and this weather may get a good push of muttons on the inshore reefs and rock piles,
INSHORE: Should be a snook fishing kinda weekend. Snook season opens on Thursday, so get out this weekend and scout out those opening day spots. Don't be surprised if the weather helps accelerate some finger mullet showing up. If it does it may be lights out snook fishing. Look for the bridges to pop off at night, and the River should be holding them during the day. Spillways may fire up again as well. If the finger mullet do start to show the tarpon and jacks should also be right behind. Could see a few redfish pop up around inshore as well as some mutton snapper...all dependent on what the storm does.
SURF/PIER: Looks like a fishy kinda weekend from the pier (Surf fishing may prove a little tough). If the surf doesn't kick up too bad the snook should fire up good with the change in weather. The spanish mackerel, bonita, and jacks should bite well this weekend. Snapper could get pushed into the pier and inlets in good numbers. A few bluefish are starting to show up. Mullet shouldn't be too far away...could be a really fishy weekend! Be safe and keep an eye on the weather, but if it looks OK definitely give it a shot!
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OFFSHORE: Nice looking weekend for a trip offshore! Summer is still here, time to take advantage before the season starts to change. Dolphin fishing was a bit sporadic this week, with no great areas to speak of. The usual run and gun game will be the best bet for the dolphin. The big attraction this week will no doubt be the wahoo fishing The full moon will with any luck have the wahoo fired up and biting! Weather report is favorable for high speed trolling finally, and the wahoo will no doubt also be eating split tail mullet and horse ballyhoo down deep. Those not equipped to pull large trolling leads or planers can increase the wahoo chance by putting a large lipped diving plug out in the spread. Kingfish continue to bite pretty good out of Jupiter Inlet. Low light periods of the day will be key for kingfish, and live sardines certainly won't hurt either. Look for the wahoo to be in 120-250' and the kings in 90-120'. Snapper fishing remains fair out of both Palm Beach and Jupiter Inlets this week. Sardines and squid remain the toil producing bottom baits.
INSHORE: Catch and release snook fishing remains the best bet inshore right now. The snook are fired up around the bridges at night, and some big females can be sightcasted off seawalls early each morning in the river right now. The outgoing tide will produce best around the bridges, while low light periods are key for having any luck with the snook in the river. Large flair hawk style jigs, swim baits, and bigger live baits are all great choices for the snook right now. The mangrove snapper are biting around area bridges at night on small live pilchards and shrimp. Resident tarpon are popping live shrimp around dock lights at night in the ICW.
SURF/PIER: The Juno Beach Pier had some nice fishing this week, though the calm forecast is not ideal for the weekend. Spanish Mackerel have been around the pier in fair numbers. The bobber rig and small live baits are good choices for the macs right now. Bonita continue to push the bait around, and are a lot of fun to hook on light tackle. Catch and release snook fishing remains hot. A few mangrove snapper are biting each morning. Croaker are biting small live shrimp in the surf. Lots of good stuff going on right now.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
SYNOPSIS... FAVORABLE BOATING CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THE WEEKEND AS WEAK HIGH PRESSURE CONTINUES TO INFLUENCE THE REGION. LIGHT WINDS CAN BE EXPECTED WITH THE INFLUENCE OF THE SEABREEZES ALONG BOTH COASTS IN THE AFTERNOONS. THERE IS A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE WEEKEND, MAINLY DURING THE NIGHTS AND MORNINGS. .GULF STREAM HAZARDS...NONE.
FRIDAY...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS LESS THAN 2 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 3 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
SATURDAY...SOUTH SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS LESS THAN 2 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
SUNDAY...SOUTH SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS LESS THAN 2 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS SMOOTH.
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OFFSHORE: It won't be the calmest weekend ever offshore, but a east/southeast wind should help fire up the dolphin fishing. While floating debris and well formed weed lines will still be the best bet for dolphin, any well defined color change, current rip, or large area of bait could potentially be holding dolphin this weekend. Trolling the usual dolphin spread (Ballyhoo, squid, bonita strips, jet head lures, etc.) will be a good route to go, as will drifting and chumming. No set depth on the dolphin these days; best bet is to look for "fishy" looking water and start there. The moon is getting bigger, and the wahoo should start biting. Expect a fair number of wahoo to be caught this weekend in 120-300' of water from Palm Beach to Jupiter Inlet. High speed trolling early and late in the day will be effective, as will drifting live bait out deeper during higher sunlight. In along the 120' ledge the bonitas, sharks, kingfish, and scattered others continue to attack any kind of live baits coming at them. Jupiter has been holding a few more kingfish, while the bonitas are pretty solid up and down the line. Snapper fishing has been good, but rumbles of some cold water on the bottom the last few days are coming in. The wind should help stir it up and hopefully move out the cold water quickly.
INSHORE: Snook fishing remains the main game in town right now. Getting a little closer to season, and a little closer to seeing some finger mullet schools. Bridges will be producing at night on the outgoing tide, while seawalls remain a good choice early in the morning and late in the afternoon. A live mullet, flair hawk, spooltek, or big swim bait would all be a good choice right now for the snook. A few tarpon and jacks will be mixed in with the snook. Mangrove snapper action has been fair at night around the bridges. Outgoing tide tends to produce best for the mangroves.
SURF/PIER: Catch and release snook fishing remains the main game in town right now, and it has been good. Lowlight periods remain the best, but the snook will bite on an incoming tide as well. Small jigs, swimming plugs, and Vudu mullet are all good choices for the snook right now. The Juno Beach Pier has been good with lots of snook, a few kingfish, scattered cero mackerel, and a few tarpon all in the mix. Croaker and whiting are biting well in the first trough on small live shrimp. Should be a fishy weekend along the beach.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 3 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING....THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
SATURDAY...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS ALONG THE COAST TO SOUTHEAST 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE GULF STREAM. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
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OFFSHORE: Fishing has been good this week, with some nice mixed bag action floating around. Dolphin bite was fair this week, with the best action coming off of good floating debris and large areas of bait. The dolphin moved in a bit closer with a good east wind, and with any luck a nice south wind will help push some fish from down south up towards us. A few wahoo were picked off this week, with the outgoing tide change being a good time to try for them. Wahoo action will start to improve as we creep towards the August full moon. Now is a good time to get the spread and setup dialed in....you may snag one, and when the full moon gets here your ready! Kingfish moved back into Jupiter in fair numbers. Seems to be a good bite early on the kings, and another little bite later in the afternoon. Live throat hooked sardines are the best bet for the kings. Lots of bonita and sharks along the 120' ledge for those looking for good rod bending action. Snapper fishing was good this week, with good reports coming out of both Palm Beach and Jupiter Inlets. Hard to beat sardines (especially fresh ones) for snapper bait.
INSHORE: Catch and release snook fishing remains good inshore. The bridges are producing good snook action on the outgoing tide, and the Loxahatchee River has fish along seawalls early in the morning. The snook, for the most part, are keyed in on big baits; so don't be afraid to chunk some big stuff. If you can't keep em, might as well aim for the big ones. Just be careful with the big spawning females...they are literally holding the future snook fishery inside them. Mangrove snapper are hanging around area bridges at night. Small live pilchards and live shrimp are good baits for the snapper. Mixed reports on the sand perch in the usual inshore spots.
SURF/PIER: Snook fishing remains the main game in town. Early morning tends to be the best along the beach, while the pier has been producing throughout the day. Good mixed big action at the Juno Beach Pier this week, with lots of different species around. The tarpon are cruising through early, a few kings have been hooked on X-Raps, Cero Mackerel are around, and a sailfish was even caught today. Yep...you read that right: Our good customer Dave picked off a nice sailfish early this morning. A few mangrove snapper are hanging around the pilings, and seem to bite best early in the morning. Should be a fishy weekend, give it a shot if you have chance.
NOAA MARINE FORECAST:
FRIDAY...SOUTH SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 3 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE NIGHT. ISOLATED SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
SHOP UPDATES: New products going up on online store, new instructional videos coming soon, and rumor has it the custom rod racks are going to start seeing some new rods shortly!