OFFSHORE- Definitely a nicer looking forecast for the upcoming weekend. It isn't going to be flat, but it should be a whole lot better than we've seen for the last few weekends! Dolphin fishing remains fair in 200-400" of water, though reports from the last few days have been surprisingly slow given the conditions. The full moon is going away from us, so a wahoo bite is not at all out of the question. If the blackfin tuna show up in 200-300'of water, be sure to give the area a little time...the wahoo won't be far behind! Sailfish are starting to trickle in, and action should improve with each passing front (Great pic below of Jeff with a nice one he caught while fishing on The Seahorse!). Snapper fishing remains very good on the bottom. Capt Eric (http://www.freighttrainfishing.com) had some nice yellowtail snapper yesterday. Mangrove and mutton snapper are still in the mix as well. Look for the snapper to be in 60-90' of water from Palm Beach to Jupiter Inlet. Sardines and squid remain solid bait choices for the snapper and other bottom dwellers. Haven't heard of many yet, but don't be surprised if a cobia swims through and grabs the sardine you had planned on feeding to a mutton!
INSHORE- Still seeing a good number of finger mullet inshore, and the snook continue to enjoy the easy meals. The mullet will be the most active during the night or low light periods of the day, so go then for the most action. If the mullet aren't showing themselves, look for the snook to be holding along seawalls (especially those with good current). A Super Spook walked along a seawall with good current will most likely not go unnoticed by a snook looking for an easy meal (Or at worst a bruiser jack cruising along the seawalls). A few tarpon still mixed in with the snook, as are the big ladyfish and jacks. If your not into using live mullet; a Zara Spook, Vudu Mullet, or Rapala X-Rap are ll good lure choices. A few scattered mangrove snapper are still biting inshore, as are some nice size sand perch. Small pieces of shrimp are great choices for both species!
SURF/PIER- Pompano have started to show back up in fair numbers. The early morning and afternoon remain the best time for the pompano. Standard baits (shrimp, sand fleas, clams, and fishbites) are catching the pomps along the beach, while the pier is splitting the catch between bait and Doc's Goofy Jigs. Bluefish action remains very strong, though the blues have taken a little bit of nomadic nature on and are wandering a little more than they used to. Silver spoons and popping plugs remain good lures for the bluefish during low light periods, while cut bait (sardines and mullet) catch them a little better when the sun is up higher. The redfish action slowed this week at the Juno Beach Pier and Inlet, but mangrove snapper action has remained very strong. The mangroves are biting live shrimp, small live pinfish, fresh pinfish chunks, and fresh mullet pretty good. Still a few stray mutton snapper milling around the pier as well. Shark action along the beach is good (All the fish around right now give the sharks plenty to eat!). Lots of good stuff along the beach...go if you have a chance!
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OFFSHORE- Rough weather has kept all but the bravest (and Biggest) boats inside the inlet this week. Unfortunately it doesn't look like we will see much improvement over the weekend. Sunday may have a small window of "doable" weather, but it will be brief and the wind picks right back up early next week. Those who are able to make it out may find a great dolphin bite and/or the sailfish fired up. When it calms down a little bit the snapper should be fired up on the bottom. Look for the fishing to be really good offshore after this period of rough windy weather.
INSHORE- Still seeing lots of finger mullet inshore, and the predators are not far behind. Snook, tarpon, jacks, and even a few redfish are hanging around the Loxahatchee River and the Intracoastal Waterway(ICW). Look for the mullet to be the most active at night, and this is when the buffet line opens up. Areas with good current and ambush points are ideal starting points, but don't be afraid to follow along with schools of mullet that are getting harassed and blown up on. A live mullet fished on the edge of the school is a good bet, as is a fresh dead mullet fished underneath. Those into throwing lures will have good luck using flair hawk jigs, mullet like swim baits, and large swimming plugs(X-Raps and Windcheaters). Fish the plugs on the outside edge of any mullet schools, and always try to make the lure look like a injured bait that has been broken off from the school.
SURF/PIER- The surf fishing has been on fire this week! Lots of bluefish up and down the beach. Silver spoons, diamond jigs, and swimming plugs are all good choices for the blues; especially early in the morning. Later in the day (higher light periods) cut bait will be a better choice for the blues. No real hot spot for the bluefish, but the Jupiter Inlet and the Juno Beach Fishing Pier are great starting points to find them. Lots of jacks mixed in with the bluefish to keep things interesting. The spanish mackerel have been around the Juno Beach Pier in fair numbers this week. The "bobber rig" and a clark spoon remains the top choice for getting the spanish macs (and jacks, bluefish, ladyfish, and just about everything else) to bite. Pompano have bit on and off this week, with a few very good days of both good size and good numbers of pomps. Clams and sand fleas remain the top producers for the pompano. Sharks are showing up in pretty good numbers, as to be expected with all the fish around for them to feed on. Big news on the pier today was a good mutton snapper bite, with some good 20" plus fish coming over the rail! A few Redfish have also been caught all week long at the pier. Lots of goose surf action...go if you can!
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OFFSHORE- Looks like it gets a little sporty towards the end of the weekend, so if your looking to get offshore try and do it early. Northeast winds will make for some fun fishing most likely, but it will most likely be on the bumpy side. Look for the dolphin bite to move inside of 500' of water if the weather forecast holds. The last few weeks have seen some good dolphin fishing, and this is one of those weather weekends that will no doubt produce some BIG dolphin for those who can make it out. Trolling an assortment of ballyhoo, strips, and jet head lures will be a good choice for the dolphin., This should be a good weekend for those anglers interested in targeting sailfish. Kite fishing with live blue runners or goggle eyes will be a good choice in 120-300' of water. Pay special attention to hard edges, color changes, or large areas of bait...the sailfish won't be far behind! Mixed in with the sails will no doubt be a few dolphin, a stray kingfish or two, maybe a wahoo, and the occasional blackfin tuna or cobia. Snapper fishing has slowed a bit, but those spending time with baits on the bottom are finding some muttons and yellowtails.
INSHORE- The mullet run, which had seemed to taper off a bit, has kicked back up into high gear for the Jupiter/Loxahatchee River area over the past few days. Huge schools of fingers have pushed back in, and the snook and tarpon are not at all far behind. Ladyfish, jacks, and even a few redfish are all also taking advantage of the endless buffet. Best action remains during low light periods of the day and at night. When you find yourself in the middle of hug bait schools getting a bite can seem almost impossible. Keep your baits well separated from the school, underneath, or try a fresh dead bait for a little different look. The Munyon Island/MaCarthur area is also stacked with finger mullet. Lots of good action inshore right now, and when you find the big mullet schools its also a great show!
SURF/PIER- Surf action has been great most of the week, and the northeast wind in the forecast should help make it even better. Lots of action for those chunking silver spoons along the surf early in the morning and late in the afternoon. Bluefish, ladyfish, spanish mackerel, and jacks make up a bulk of the action; but a big tarpon, shark, or snook in between will no doubt keep the constant action that much more exciting. Pompano action was good later in the wok, with some good size keepers being caught from the Juno Beach Pier and surrounding beaches. The Juno Beach Pier also saw a handful of redfish caught this week, with a few falling in the right slot to take home for dinner. If the fish have the minnows rounded up along the beach try tossing a "bobber rig" with a clark spoon for fun exciting action (great for kids!). Really good fishing out their right now, go if you have the chance!
SHOP UPDATE- We are introducing a new daily fishing report/info update. It will be a recorded phone message (try to keep it to the point and between a minute or two) available anytime at (561) 627-1556, and may also from time to time appear on our social media pages. Much like a surf report, it'll be a quick check on whats going on. Feel free to call it and check it out!
We do have a small batch of fresh ballyhoo just in, live shrimp supply is pretty good, and we should have live pinfish again tomorrow (10/16) afternoon.
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OFFSHORE- Weather forecast is looking a little more favorable for a trip offshore this weekend than most of the past week. Rough weather has kept the offshore reports a little quiet this week. Dolphin bite should be good this weekend. Look for the fins to be around floating debris, defined rips and color changes, or large areas of bait. Don't be surprised if the weather has helped push the dolphin in a little closer to shore. Blackfin tuna are being caught in 200-300' of water out of Palm Beach Inlet. Trolling small tuna feathers and daisy chains is a great choice for the little football sized tuna. Early season sailfish action has been good, and those fishing goggle eyes and runners in 150-200' of water can most likely expect to get a few shots at the sails. The big news this week remained the really good snapper fishing on the bottom. Good reports of mutton and yellowtail snapper out of both Jupiter and Palm Beach Inlets. Drifting with sardines, thread fin, northern mackerel, and squid remain good choices for the snapper. The current has been on the slow side, so keep the lead as light as possible. The lighter lead tends to spook the fish less and makes feeling the bites a little easier.
INSHORE- Snook action remains very good inshore. Snook are biting great at night around the bridges, and along seawalls during the day. Look for the snook to be in areas with good current and mullet around. Lazy snook don't want to do much; they'd rather sit in an ambush spot and wait for the food to come to them, Always keep that in mind when presenting baits and lures. Areas holding large amounts of mullet were also holding a few tarpon still. The tarpon are going to be most active during low light periods of the day or at night. The MacArthur State Park/Munyon Island flats are holding a good number of finger mullet schools. With the finger mullet should be some snook, tarpon, jacks, and ladyfish. Again, early and late in the day (especially around moving tides) will provide the most action.
SURF/PIER- The swell should be pretty much gone over the next few days, making surf fishing life a little easier. Action has been good, though the swell has made for some tough fishing conditions. Bluefish are around in good numbers and more than exiling to jump on a silver spoon or cut bait. Spanish Mackerel are moving along the beach and falling to the bobber rig/clark spoon combo. Snook still haven't left the surf; and are around the Juno Beach Pier and mullet schools. A live finger mullet is a great choice to try and trick a slot size snook. Pompano continue to bite along the beach as well, though; the vast majority are too small to take home. Lots of good action right now, get on out after it!
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FREIGHT TRAIN FISHING REPORT- Another great week of snapper fishing for us. Some nice size mutton and yellowtail snapper out of Jupiter Inlet right now! Offering a really cool live bait/snapper trip; come see me at the shop for details on Saturday or call for more details (561) 578-3941.
OFFSHORE- Dolphin fishing slowed a little this week, but did not go away completely by any means. Most fish remain on the deeper side, with catch reports starting around 600' and moving out from that point. Weather forecast (not the greatest, but looks fishable...just be careful!) for the weekend should ultimately help to push the dolphin in a little closer. Sailfish action has improved over the past couple days, and may be quite good this weekend with the arrival of the first early season front. A few scattered kingfish are being caught along the 120' ledge on live bait. The full moon did not bring quite the wahoo bite that many were hoping for, but a few were caught. Should still be a few wahoo around to be caught this weekend. Snapper fishing remains very good in along the reef. Good numbers of mutton, yellowtails, and mangrove snapper are being caught drifting with sardines.
INSHORE- The mullet run is in full effect right now, and the fish are around...make sure you go if you can! The snook and tarpon are feeding heavily on the mullet schools, especially at night. Key ambush points like docks, bridge fenders, and seawalls are a good place to start the search; but don't be afraid to move around with schools of traveling mullet. Jacks and ladyfish are also in the mix, and provide great rod bending action when the more glamorous species don't want to play. Mangrove snapper are still hanging around the bridges at night.
SURF/PIER- Lots of good stuff going on along the beach right now. The mullet are still coming down in good waves and the fish are with them! God numbers of tarpon and snook are still along the beach. Low light periods tend to be the best time to get the snook and tarpon. As the sun comes up the fast striking bluefish, ladyfish, jacks, and mackerel tend to beat the lazy snook and tarpon to the bait. A silver spoon is a great lure choice along the beach right now for catching a little bit of everything. The pompano (although they are all very small!) are showing up in good numbers. Sharks are also showing up in good numbers. Lots of great action along the beach right now!
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