INSHORE- Full on mullet run inshore right now, and the fishing has been reflecting it. Snook will continue to be the main game in town; with some jacks, tarpon, ladyfish, redfish, and sharks also in the mix. Live finger mullet fished on the edge or under the school are a good way to go. Those into throwing lures will have luck fishing the far edges of the school or undernreath as well. Heavy swimbaits and bright (odd) colored lures can be great choices when trying to separate your bait from a million other mullet. If fishing around mullet schools provides more frustrating than rewarding, try going to easy ambush points where the fish maybe waiting to have mullet washed to them in the current. Never forget snook are lazy and want the bait to come right to them.
SURF/PIER- Large ground swell and dirty water have made surf fishing pretty tough this week overall. The Juno Beach Pier has had a handful of redfish being caught on bottom baits. A chunk of sardine or mullet is a good way to go for lazy redfish. A few Spanish Mackerel are being caught on the pier as well. As the swell comes down in size and the water begins to clear up, we should see a large improvement along the surf in short order. The mullet will show up again and should be lots of fish in tow with them.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...Along the coast, southeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest in the afternoon. In the Gulf Stream, south winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet. Period 10 seconds. North northeast swell around 3 feet in the morning. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Showers and thunderstorms.
SATURDAY...West winds 5 knots along the coast to southwest 10 to 15 knots in the Gulf Stream. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
SUNDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet along the coast and 3 to 5 feet with occasional to 6 feet in the Gulf Stream. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Showers and thunderstorms likely.
Wow...hard to believe after this weekend we will already be into October! Lots of good stuff in store right now and we have some big things coming in the very near future. Stay Tuned!
Sorry, I missed last weeks fishing report; meant to get it down before I left for my fishing trip and just ran out of time. Look for the Delacroix trip report soon...it was a good one!
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