OFFSHORE- Dolphin fishing fired back up pretty good this week. Most of the dolphin reports continue to come in 800-1300' of water. Best action has been around floating debris or well formed weedlines out deep; and not as much out in open water. In other words...wait to see something before you put the baits out; or opt for pulling lures at quicker speeds to cover water. Around floating stuff throw out a little chum, and the dolphin should show up pretty quick if they are around. In a little closer the blackfin tuna bit a little better this week than they have in recent weeks (250-350' seemed to be the range to find the Blackfin).
Wahoo action was spotty at best, but still a few caught. Kingfish action remains good along the 120' ledge, with the best bites coming early in the morning and late in the afternoon. Snapper fishing remained steady this week. Muttons made up most of the bite, with a few yellowtail and mangrove snapper around as well.
INSHORE- One more weekend of catch and release snook fishing before season opens next week...and the snook fishing remains very good. The Loxahatchee River continues to produce a solid topwater bite; especially early in the morning and late in the afternoon. Look for the snook to be most active in areas with current flow on them. A Yo-Zuri Hydro Pencil remains a solid choice. The new Yo-Zuri 3DS Inshore Pencil Popper has also been getting a lot of bites these days. Mixed in with the snook will no doubt be a few big jacks and occasional tarpon or two. Mangrove snapper continue to bite well around the bridges, especially at night. A few little pods of mullet popping up inshore...shouldn't be long now!
SURF/PIER- Snook fishing remains very very good along the beach, in the inlets, and at the pier right now. Lots of numbers of snook around, and plenty of big ones too! Best action as usual on the snook will be early morning, late afternoon, or at night. Lots of small pilchards around this week and that is largely what the snook have been keyed in on. A 3" NLBN Swimbait or small Yo-Zuri 3D Inshore twitchbait have both been great choices on the snook this week. A fair number of small tarpon mixed in with the snook this week as well. The Juno Beach Pier has been producing a great bite on blue runners and small bonito. A few mangrove snapper hanging around the pier as well.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRI...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 foot. Period 3 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A chance of showers and tstms.
SAT...E SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 foot. Intracoastal waters light chop. A chance of showers in the morning. A chance of tstms . Showers likely in the afternoon.
SUN...E SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 foot. Intracoastal waters light chop. Showers likely with a chance of tstms.
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OFFSHORE: Fairly standard summertime fishing offshore this week. Out deep the dolphin fishing remained fair to good depending on your luck. A few boats found them really good, while others on the hunt didn't see quite as much. Best depth range for the dolphin seems to be in the 1300-1600' range overall. Trolling bonita strips and squid has been effective again this week. A few wahoo reports on the backside of the moon; but nothing like last week. Trolling the Nomad DTX still continues to produce a few; as does the planer or trolling sinker with a split tail mullet behind it. Kingfish bite remains pretty strong along the 120' ledge. Best bite on the kings has been early morning or very late afternoon. The current slowed down this week; allowing for some very good snapper fishing this week along the bottom. Good sized mutton snapper reported; along with some flag yellowtail all primarily on sardines and squid.
INSHORE: Catch and release snook fishing remains very good inshore right now. While the inlets are still holding a bulk of the fish, more and more are beginning to spin off into their late summer/early fall hangouts (In other words...it's hopefully not too too long before the mullet start running!). A walk the dog topwater, like a Yo-Zuri Topknock or Hydro Pencil, is a killer way to go for the snook right now. It will work best early in the morning and late in the afternoon. During the day it's all about swimming mullet under boat docks and along seawalls with current. A few tarpon and jacks should be in the mix with the snook. Mangrove snapper reports slowed a bit this week, but still a few around for sure.
SURF/PIER: This week saw some really good catch and release snook fishing along the beach; along with the arrival of a good number of tarpon. The snook and tarpon remain most active first thing in the morning and late in the afternoon. Been a lot of small pilchards around. Find the pilchards and the snook and tarpon are likely not too far behind. It's early I know...but the first small little schools of mullet made a little showing this week. It won't be that long and it will be full on mullet run! The Juno Beach Pier has been holding a few blue runners and the occasional Spanish Mackerel this week, along with the snook.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRI...S SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft. Period 8 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A slight chance of showers and tstms in the afternoon.
SAT...E SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A chance of showers and tstms.
SUN...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Intracoastal waters light chop. A chance of showers and tstms.
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OFFSHORE- Was a pretty good week offshore. The wahoo bite on the full moon has been really good, and will hopefully continue into the weekend. The seaweed is still annoying; but not drive you absolutely crazy bad. Planer fishing with bonita strips and split tail mullet has been producing a good number of wahoo bites. High-speed bite has also been really good as well for the wahoo. Dark color lures (purple/black and black/red) have been working especially well. For those looking for the quickest/easiest way to go for the wahoo...the Nomad DTX minnow continues to get bites! The DTX is a great easy alternative to planers and trolling sinkers. Scattered dolphin reports continue to come in from offshore, with 800-1200' seeming to be the best depth for them. In along the 120' ledge the bonita and kingfish are around in full force. The Kings are biting best late afternoon on into the evening. The current remains pretty strong right now, but those putting in time and dealing with it have been being rewarded with a very strong mutton snapper bite. Sardines remain the top bait choice for the muttons.
INSHORE- Catch and release snook fishing remains strong inshore. Good topwater action early in the morning and late afternoon. A Yo-Zuri Topknock or Hydro Pencil are top lure choices. Mixed in with the snook will no doubt be a few bruiser jacks and the occasional tarpon. Target boat docks, seawalls, and mangrove points with current flow for the best results. The snook bite remains very good at night around the bridges as well. Flairhawks, swimbaits, and shrimp jigs are all good lure choices. Scattered mangrove snapper reports continue to roll in. Best action on the mangroves will be at night, but you can pick away at them during the day generally too.
SURF/PIER- This week saw a definite increase in action along the beach: With nice weather in the forecast through the weekend, hopefully the pattern continues! Catch and release snook fishing remains very strong along the beach, in the inlets, and at the Juno Beach Pier right now. Along the beach and at the pier the snook fishing will remain best early in the morning and again late in the afternoon. In the inlets it's all about the tides. Location of the snook schools in the inlet will vary depending on the tide; but look for the last of the incoming and first of the outgoing to provide the most action. It's hard to beat a live croaker or sandperch for live bait, while a NLBN swimbait or Flairhawk style jig continues to produce well lure wise (especially in lowlight conditions). The Juno Beach Pier continues to produce a strong bite on blue runners, with a handful of mangrove snapper in the mix as well. Out at the end of the pier the bonita and occasional kingfish are still rolling through. A pretty fair number of tarpon reports along the beach this week. Overall pretty good fishing for this time of year; definitely worth getting out and taking a look around.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRI...E SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft. Period 3 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A slight chance of showers . A slight chance of tstms in the afternoon.
SAT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 foot. Intracoastal waters light chop. A slight chance of showers in the morning, then a chance of showers with a slight chance of tstms in the afternoon.
SUN...S SE winds around 5 kt. Seas 0 to 1 ft. Intracoastal waters smooth. A slight chance of tstms in the morning. A chance of showers. A chance of tstms in the afternoon.
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Jeff and Mike have been straight crushing the wahoo this week...time to get after them while they are around!
OFFSHORE- Another tough(ish) week offshore for the most part. Weather conditions improved; but we are no doubt battling through the summer doldrums. A handful of lucky boats did find some dolphin out deep. 650-900' seemed to be the range on the dolphin; with the odds being about 1 in 5 boats finding them. Still a few sailfish out in 250-400' of water, but that bite has slowed as well. The kingfish pushed back in very nicely to the 120' ledge. A few kings biting in the morning, but the best bite has been late in the afternoon. A wahoo or two mixed in with the kings, along with a few blackfin tuna. A few mutton snapper coming up off the bottom to eat kingfish baits as well. Speaking of muttons, bottom fishing was a little better this week. Still a lot of current, but some soild mutton reports despite it. Sardines and squid remain the top bait choices on the bottom.
INSHORE- Catch and release snook fishing remains very good inshore right now. A good number of snook in the Loxahatchee River right now, as well as in Jupiter and Palm Beach Inlet. Live mullet is always a go to bait for the snook; while a topwater plug will get some great blowups early and late in the day. Expect a few jacks and a tarpon or two to be mixed in with the snook as well. Lowlight periods (early morning or late afternoon) will no doubt be the best bet; but don't overlook mid day tide changes in certain situations as well. Mangrove snapper reports slowed a bit inshore, but still a handful around for sure.
SURF/PIER- This week saw a few days of less seaweed along the beach, and dare I say was actually quite fishable. Catch and release snook fishing has been solid, with both numbers of fish around and good size ones as well. Plenty of snook in both Jupiter and Palm Beach Inlets, the Juno Beach Pier continues to produce good numbers, and solid numbers of fish moving along the beach as well. Hard to beat a live croaker or sandperch for snook, but in most cases a live pilchard or sardine will do the job as well. A lot of tarpon reports coming in this week. A good number of blue runners at the Juno Beach Pier, along with a few bonita and Spanish Mackerel. It's early for sure, but did hear a pompano report or two already come in this week.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRI...E SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. A chance of showers and tstms.
SAT...E winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to around 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Period 5 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. A chance of showers and tstms.
SAT NIGHT THROUGH MON...E winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to around 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft, occasionally to 5 ft. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. A chance of showers and tstms, then a slight chance of showers and tstms in the morning. A chance of showers and tstms in the afternoon.
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Mark Tamim with a nice sailfish caught out of Stuart last weekend!