OFFSHORE- Reports were very slim this week with less than ideal conditions offshore. Dolphin fishing remains very hit or miss, with the fish being very scattered. No great depth to speak of, better to start hunting for fishy looking water (birds, rips, weedlines, bait, etc...). The moon is starting to get bigger, could start to see some wahoo showing up. Kingfish remain scattered along the 120' ledge. No signs of the summertime bonita thinning out just yet. Snapper reports remain pretty good in 60-90' of water. Sardines willbe the bait of choice for the snapper.
INSHORE- Snook season is right around the corner...should be a good weekend to do a little scouting. The snook are still in the inlets (though they are thinning out a bit), around the bridges, and at the spillways. Look for the snook to start keying in on mullet as the first trickles of the mullet run begin to trickle in. While snook will be the main game in town, a fair number of jacks and tarpon should begin to push inshore with the arriving mullet. Mangrove snapper action has been fair inshore, with a few good size ones being reported. The flats around Munyan Isalnd are still a bit quiet, but a few snook, jacks, and maybe even a redfish may make it worth a quick look.
SURF/PIER- Rougher weather earlier in the week had the Juno Beach Pier fishing fired up pretty good. With the conditions right snook were biting jigs and swimbaits in the surf good. The Spanish Mackerel have also been around in good numbers at the pier. Crappie Jigs and small swimming plugs are a great choice for the macs. Heard some good reports this week of croakers showing back up around the pier. Snook season is right around the corner...as usual the pier will be a good spot to start the search for a keeper. Scattered reports of some mullet schools north of Jupiter...won't be long now before we start seeing some good numbers of mullet on the beach. A few scattered pompano reports this week. A little early for the pompano, but a east wind always seems to push a few in.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...South southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas less than 2 feet. Period 3 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning. Chance of showers . Chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
SATURDAY...South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas less than 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
SUNDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas less than 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon.
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OFFSHORE- This week saw pretty standard summertime fishing patterns offshore. Dolphin fishing remains fair; with the biggest part of the equation being finding them. With what looks to be some east wind in the forecast, long long runs offshore may not be as necessary as in weeks past. Don't be surprised to see some decent catches come in 300-500' of water, as opposed to outside of 1000' like most recent catches. With a majority of the fish being on the smaller side, try trolling some smaller baits (a squid or bonita strip is a awesome choice!) for best results. As always, keep an eye out for floating debris, current rips, and areas holding a good amount of bait for best results. A handful of wahoo hanging around those dolphin, so have a bait or jig ready to shoot down deep. In closer to the 120' ledge kingfish remain scattered up and down the line. It's not big numbers of kings, but enough around to keep things interesting. Sardines on a knocker rig is a great choice for targeting the kingfish. Also productive will be trolling a deep diving plug like a Nomad DTX Minnow or Rapala X-Rap Magnum. The 120' ledge i filled up with a good amount of life right now. Bonita, sharks, big blue runners, and a host of others are all hanging out around the 120' ledge. Snapper fishing remains very good. The current has been light so keep the weights to a minimum and leaders on the smaller side. Sardines remain a top bait choice for bottom fishing.
INSHORE- Snook fishing remains the best bet on the inshore side of things. With inlet snook fishing still good, a few early season trickles of mullet coming in, and enough rain to open up some spillways...you have a wide variety of snook fishing options ahead! The spillways have been producing a good number of fish when they are open. A flair hawk jig or SpoolTek have both been working good when the spillways are flowing. The snook have also been stacked up around the bridges as well. Look for the outgoing tide at night to be the best bet for the snook. For all around action it's hard to beat a shrimp imitating lure floated through the shadow line. For bigger snook a flair hawk or swimbait presented right along the bottom is a good bet. Mixed in with the snook have been a handful of tarpon and a few jacks. As we start to see more mullet flow through in the coming weeks, expect to see a real boost in inshore activity!
SURF/PIER- The Juno Beach Pier had a few kingfish around this week, along with a decent number of bonita. A diamond jig or good casting swimming plug (X-Rap, SP Minnow, or Yo-Zuri Long Cast) are good lure options. A few Spanish Mackerel around the Pier, but not in the numbers that the past few weeks saw. While snook fishing has not been red hot at the pier, a decent number are still being caught. Snook fishing along the beach remains good, especially early in the morning. Best bet has been small lures in the 3-4" range resembling pilchards. Good numbers of small baits around, and that is what the snook have been keyed in on. Up to the nort,h the glass minnow schools are attracting a lot of attention from sharks, tarpon, snook, Spanish Mackerel, and even a early season bluefish or two. No set spot for the glass minnow schools, just have to go looking for them. Could be a handful of pompano around this weekend with some east winds in the forecast.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...South southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning. Chance of showers . Chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
SATURDAY...East southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Slight chance of showers in the morning, then chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
SUNDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
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OFFSHORE- Great looking forecast for the upcoming weekend. The last week saw a pretty standard summertime fishing pattern. Dolphin fishing remains very good for some, fair for others, and downright lousy for the rest. It's all about luck with the dolphin right now; as the reports on them are coming in from 120-1500' of water. For the most part, the better more reliable reports continue to come in from outside of 1000' of water. With that said...don't run past good fishy looking water to get out deeper. Trolling bonita strips and squid remains a super choice for the dolphin. If you get lucky and find good floating debris offshore and dolphin around; be sure to have a jig to send down deep for a lurking wahoo. Speaking of wahoo, reports overall were a bit slow on the past moon. With that said, a few really nice fish have been caught. Including a 94lb wahoo out of Boyton Beach (I saw the picture, but didn't get any details). Still should be a few wahoo around this week. KIngfish action is fair, with a scattering of kings up and down the line. It's not a huge number of fish, but a fair slow pick for those spending the time looking for them. Snapper fishing was very good again this week. A little slower than usual tide has the snapper biting pretty good. Sardines will remain the bait of choice for the snapper.
INSHORE- Fairly standard inshore report this week. As usual best action will remain catch and release snook fishing, especially in/around the inlets. Live croaker or sandperch are the top baits for the biggest snook. In along the seawalls live mullet will be a top bait choice for the snook and jacks. Should just be a few weeks away from the start of the fall mullet run. Keep an eye on the weather...a north breeze will get them pointed south i a hurry. Other inshore action is fairly slow. Has been a good number of mangrove snapper inshore. Small live pilchards and live shrimp are a good bet for the snapper.
SURF/PIER- Surf fishing, by summer time standards, has been very good this week. The snook have been cruising the beach in good numbers, along with a few tarpon and big jacks. Low light periods remain the best for the snook, though high sun can provide good sight fishing opportunities. For those looking for good action; the croakers, sandperch, and even a pompano or two are biting pieces of shrimp on a bottom rig. Fair scattering of summertime Spanish Mackerel around; though not in the same numbers we saw over the past week or two. The Juno Beach Pier snook bite has been a bit off this week, so look for better chances along the beach or in the inlets.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Chance of showers.
SATURDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas less than 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
SUNDAY...South southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas less than 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
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OFFSHORE- Should be a wahoo kind of weekend..just on the back side of the full moon, and excellent looking conditions. Look for the wahoo bite to be pretty good up and down the line. High speed trolling early in the morning (just before sunrise till around 8AM) and late in the afternoon (6PM-just after sunset) is a good tactic for the wahoo. Yo-Zuri Bonita, Nomad MadMacs, and skirted jetted lures are all good choices for highspeeding for the wahoo. Look for the striped ones to be in 100-200' (Generally in/around the 120' ledge) of water during the lowlight periods of the day. As the sun gets higher in the sky look for the wahoo to be out a little deeper generally (200-350' of water is a good bet). Get the trolling baits (bonita strip or mullet is a great choice) down a little deeper with a trolling lead or planer, or fish a good deep diving plug like a Nomad DTX minnow. Dolphin fishing was fair this week. Similar patterns as of late with the dolphin. The dolphin remain scattered all over the place, with no rhyme or reason as to where they will be depth wise. Best reports on the dolphin seem to be coming in 900-1000' of water for the most part. Keep a deep jig ready to drop down under any floating debris that is holding dolphin; could be a hungry wahoo lurking below. Kingfish action remains good along the 120' ledge. Sardines are a hard bait choice to top for the kingfish. Lots of life along the 120' ledge with sharks, bonita, blue runners, and a host of others keeping the rods bent. Bottom fishing remains pretty good in 60-90' of water. Sardines will be a hard bait to beat for the snapper and other bottom fishing.
INSHORE- A few early season trickles of mullet coming through...won't be long till we really see a good number showing up inshore. Snook fishing remains the best bet inshore, with a handful of bruiser jacks and maybe a tarpon or two in the mix as well. Snook fishing will be good with live baits (mullet or pilchards are good choices inshore) during the day in the Loxahatchee River around good current based points and boat docks. Snook fishing has also been pretty good at night around the bridges. Flair Hawks and Swimbaits remain the top choices for the snook. They are keyed in on bigger baits, so don't be afraid to throw some larger lures at them. Last of the incoming and first of the outgoing will be good tides to fish. Mangrove snapper action has been fair inshore. Small live pilchards and live shrimp are great bait choices for the snapper.
SURF/PIER: Catch and release snook fishing has been good along the beach, at the Juno Beach Pier, and in Jupiter and Palm Beach Inlets as well. Look for the snook bite to be really good at night on the backside of the moon. The inlet bite will be best on the tides; and heavily bait dependent. For the inlet snook it's all about the croakers and sand perch. The Spanish Mackerel have been biting well at the Juno Beach Pier. Small Clark Spoons below a bobber rig are a great choice for the Macs, as is free-lining small live baits. A handful of big jacks cruising the beach, along with a few tarpon. The Juno Beach Pier has seen a few Bonita as well over the past week. Jupiter Inlet is producing a few mangrove snapper. Fair number of croaker and sand perch are biting small pieces of shrimp in the first trough.
FRIDAY...East southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas less than 2 feet. Period 3 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Chance of showers. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
SATURDAY...East southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas less than 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Slight chance of showers in the morning. Slight chance of thunderstorms through the day. Chance of showers in the afternoon.
SUNDAY...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas less than 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
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