OFFSHORE- Slow week on the offshore side of things report wise. A few dolphin around, primarily out deep still for the most part. Look for the 1000' range to be a good zone to find the dolphin. Most of the dolphin remain on the small side, with a gaffer or two in the mix to keep things interesting. A wahoo or two around on the backside of the moon, but no big numbers to speak of. Kingfish action has been fair along the 120' ledge. Drifting sardines on a knocker rig is almost a sure bet for the kings. A handful of snapper reports, but not great overall for the first part of the week. Here's hoping for a little improvement this weekend.
INSHORE- The mullet run hasn't started started yet inshore; but the fish are starting act like it has. Snook and big jacks have been biting good in the Loxahatchee River and north in the ICW this week. Live mullet fished along a seawall is a great way to target them, especially when the sun gets up a bit. During lowlight periods the topwater bite has been pretty hot. The Yo-Zuri Hydro Pencil just continues to get bites day after day! A few little tarpon in the inshore mix as well. The Spillways have had a pretty good snook bite when open. Still a good number of mangrove snapper around inshore.
SURF/PIER- The inlet snook bite remains very strong, both in Jupiter and Palm Beach Inlet. The Juno Beach Pier saw some pretty good action this week, with a nice mixture of species around. Catch and release snook fishing remains strong. Mangrove snapper are biting good first thing in the morning and then again late in the afternoon. Spanish Mackerel and blue runners are also around the pier in very good numbers. Expect to start seeing some mullet almost any day now...they can't be far!
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...East southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Showers in the morning. Chance of thunderstorms. Showers likely.
SATURDAY...East southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then showers likely and chance of thunderstorms.
SUNDAY...East southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then showers likely and chance of thunderstorms.
Offshore: A little slow on offshore reports this week (Not uncommon for that to happen this time of year!). The big hope this week is for a good wahoo bite with the coming full moon. Have started to hear some reports of a few being caught; so things are looking good so far! Trolling Nomad DTX minnows or a planer with a bonita strip have been producing just about the best for the wahoo. Look for 150-250' to be the best depth range to try and find a striped one. As usual with the wahoo early and late in the day will be the best; with tide changes being the second biggest factor in the equation. Dolphin reports slowed way down this week, but that was largely in part to less people taking the run out to look for them. Kingfish showed back up along the 120' ledge in pretty decent numbers this week. Drifting dead sardines on a knocker rig in 100-150' of water has been a pretty safe bet for the kingfish as of late. Bottom fishing reports seemed pretty mixed this week.
Inshore: Not much changes on the inshore side of things this time of year. Catch and release snook fishing remains the best bet inshore right now. Snook have been biting at the Spillways when open, in the inlets on the tides, and at the bridges at night. Lots of different ways to go out and target them right now. Mangrove snapper action also remains pretty fair inshore at the moment. Best bet has been at night around the bridges with live shrimp or small live baits for the mangroves. Still a bit early to see the finger mullet inshore...but it won't be long! Get ready it's about to be on!!!
Surf/Pier: Snook fishing remains the best bet along the beach these days. The summer spawning cycle is slowly starting to wrap up; and the first signs of mullet will further help pull the snook out of the inlets and onto the beach. While the snook feed all summer; the first mullet schools really ignite a bite that is just absolutely insane. Swimming plugs (Rapala X-Rap, Yo-Zuri Mag Darter, and a host of others) are a great choice to throw for the snook early and late n the day. When the sun is up and the water is clear stick to a smaller white jig or small soft plastic swimbait. Until the mullet show up, a croaker is a hard bait to beat for the snook. Jacks and a few tarpon have been spotted in the surf this week; but not in great numbers (Better numbers of them up the coast a bit). Mangrove snapper continue to bite well at the Juno Beach Pier. Live shrimp or small live pilchards remain top baits for there snapper. A decent number of Spanish Mackerel around the pier as well over the past week.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...Southeast winds 10 knots. Seas less than 2 feet. Period 3 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
SATURDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
SUNDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
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OFFSHORE: Slower week offshore this week overall. Still some dolphin around; but not quite the numbers we saw over the past few weeks. Best bet on finding the dolphin remains out deep (1000-1200' for the most part); but east winds win the forecast should help push them in closer. Trolling bonita strips and squid has been the best bet for the dolphin. Scattering of small wahoo around this week when you find the dolphin; so have a jig ready to shoot down deep for a lurking wahoo. Lots of life in along the 120' ledge; with a huge amount of bonita, sharks, blue runners, and a host of others around. Snapper fishing was a bit slow this week; but still a fair number around. The weather this weekend could possibly get the snapper fired up and biting good. Look for sardines and bonita chunks to be the top producing baits on the bottom.
INSHORE: Snook fishing remains good inshore; and conditions look really good for a strong bite this weekend. Wind and overcast weather may not be the most fun to fish in; but it really tends to get the inshore bite fired up. Look for snook to be keyed in on mullet along seawalls and under boat docks. At night the snook are hanging on bridge shadowlines, more than ready to smash a First Light Snook Jig or NLBN swimbait swam with the current. Mangrove snapper bite has been good inshore. Depending on which direction Fred heads...we could see a really good snapper bite around the inlets as well.
SURF/PIER: Catch and release snook fishing was good agin this week. A good number of snook coming from the beach, at the pier, and in Jupiter Inlet. Weather will shake that up a little this weekend, but will definitely still be some good chances to get after the snook. Conditions look like they will get right to trigger a Flare Hawk and swimbait bite along the beach and at the pier. Lowlight periods will be best, and that includes cloudy overcast days if we get that this weekend. Live croakers and sand perch will be top live baits for the big snook; and it is possible we could start to see a few mullet schools roll through already. The Juno Beach Pier has been producing a lot of blue runners and Spanish Mackerel for those looking to keep the rods bent. Sandperch and croaker have been around in scattered numbers as well.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Chance of thunderstorms in the morning. Showers. Thunderstorms likely in the afternoon.
SATURDAY...Southeast winds 20 to 25 knots with gusts to around 30 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas to 8 feet. Period 5 seconds. Intracoastal waters rough in exposed areas. Showers with thunderstorms likely.
SUNDAY...South southeast winds 15 to 20 knots with gusts to around 25 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed areas. Chance of thunderstorms in the morning. Showers likely. Thunderstorms likely in the afternoon.
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OFFSHORE: Fishing was a bit slower offshore this week. Dolphin fishing remains good out deep (800-1200' of water). Most of the fish have been on the small side; but still a few around that need a little gaff assistance to come aboard. Lots of life along the 120' ledge right now. It will be primarily bonito, big blue runners, and sharks; but definitely other stuff in the mix as well. A wahoo, cobia, sailfish could just as easily join the party as well. Scattering of kingfish around as well. Snapper fishing remained good this week along the bottom. Sardines remain the top bait choice.
INSHORE: The snook fishing has been good this week inshore; especially around the spillways. When the spillways are open a DOA Terror Eye is a killer lure to get snook bites. All catch and release on the snook right now so be careful with them and make sure they swim off strong. Mangrove snapper action remains good inshore this week. A scattering of jacks and tarpon are mixed in the Loxahatchee with the snook.
SURF/PIER: Catch and release snook fishing remains the main game in town these days; with the fishing being very good over the past week. The snook will be the most active during the early morning hours, late in the afternoon, and on peak parts of the tide changes. Good number of snook around the Juno Beach Pier, Jupiter Inlet, and up and down the beach right now. Lots of good opportunities to get out and catch one right now. Scattering of Spanish Mackerel around the Juno Beach Pier waiting to bite crappie jigs and small live baits. The Juno Beach Pier has also been holding a nice number of Mangrove Snapper; especially early in the morning.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
FRIDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
SATURDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
SATURDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas less than 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Chance of thunderstorms in the evening. Chance of showers through the night. Slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight.
SUNDAY...East southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas less than 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
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