OFFSHORE- Dolphin fishing was good offshore again this week. Changing weather this weekend will throw a little wrench in the works; but should still be a good number of dolphin around. Best depth has bounced around a bit depending on conditions; but look for 500-700' to remain pretty consistent. The small fall football sized Blackfin Tuna have shown up in good numbers this week (As have a few bigger ones as well!). It's that time of year to bust out the trolling feathers and small daisy chains...should be plenty of good sushi swimming around! Look for 200-300' of water to be a good range to look for the Blackfin. Sailfish action should improve this weekend with our first real front of the season pushing through. Live goggle eyes and runners under the kite will bet the ticket for the sails. Look for 150-250' of water to be a good starting point for the sails. Bottom fishing was good again this week. Good reports on the mutton snapper, as well as a handful of cobia. Won't be the nicest weekend weather wise...but the fishing should be good!
INSHORE- Another pretty good week of snook fishing on the inshore side of things. Still a surprising amount of mullet around, and the snook are taking advantage big time! Look for the best action on the snook to be at night on moving tides around the bridges for the most part. During the day key in on docks and seawalls with good current flow. It's all about picking out the good ambush points and presenting baits in a natural fashion. Lots of jacks and still a few tarpon as well around with the snook. The topwater bite on all three has been good early in the morning and late afternoon...lots of fun to watch them blast a Yo-Zuri Hydro Pencil clean out of the water!
SURF/PIER- A little slower this week on the beach/pier but still some pretty good fishing! The Juno Beach Pier has had a solid bite on the mangrove snapper. Live shrimp and chunks of sardines have been working great on the snapper. Best bite will be first thin in the morning, and then again real late in the afternoon. Bluefish action has continued to improve along the beach. Still some good pods of mullet around with lots of tarpon, sharks, and jacks in them. Spanish Mackerel action has slowed a bit his week, but remains pretty good. Already a few Peck's Lake reports coming in...won't be long now till it is really firing off up that way. Pompano fishing was a bit slower this week, but still a good number around! The pomps are biting bait and Doc's Goofy Jigs equally well. Should only improve as the weeks go on!
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...West southwest winds 15 to 20 knots with gusts to around 30 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet. Period 5 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then slight chance of showers.
SATURDAY...West winds 15 to 20 knots with gusts to around 25 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet. East swell 3 feet becoming northeast. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Slight chance of showers.
SUNDAY...North winds 5 to 10 knots along the coast to north northwest 10 to 15 knots in the Gulf Stream. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
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OFFSHORE- Right kind of weather for the sailfish to chew a little this weekend. Reports on them are starting to come in with a little more regularity, and that should only improve over the next few weeks! Nothing new technique wise for the sails...put the kites up and keep the baits splashing on the surface for best results! Dolphin fishing slowed this week (Largely in part due to the weather), but still a decent little number of them around. 500-700' of water remains a good area to start the search for the dolphin, but don't pass up fishy looking water in shallower on the way out (east wind could likely have them in very shallow). Wahoo reports were a bit slow (again mostly weather related) on this moon, but expect at least a few to be around over the weekend. Blackfin tuna, including some really nice ones, have been caught over the past few weeks. Snapper fishing remains pretty good on the bottom. A cobra report or two coming in as well. Looks like it'll be a little bumpy this weekend, but fishing overall should be good!
INSHORE- Snook fishing was good again inshore this week! Good action on them in the Loxahatchee River, ICW, and around the bridges. Best action on them has been at night, but early morning and late afternoon will also no doubt produce some bites. The snook are still keyed in on mullet, so keep that in mind when picking out lures. Outgoing tide seems to be the best for the snook, especially if the water is on the cleaner side. In areas further away from the inlet and farther back up the ICW incoming tide could be the ticket, so don't be afraid to try both! A few jacks and tarpon around inshore, but not in big numbers. Mangrove snapper fishing has slowed a bit, which means it's about time for the sheepshead and black drum to start showing up inshore.
SURF/PIER- Fishing was good again this week at the pier and along the beach. Lots of pompano (for the most part undersized) around this week. The jig bite (Doc's Goofy Jig in bright colors!) has been pretty hot early and late at the pier. Jigging for pompano is super fun, when they are keyed in on it they absolutely crush the jig! It is a lot of un on light tackle. Bait fishing (Sandfleas, clams, FishBites, FishGum) has also been very good for the pomps. Spanish Mackerel action was a bit slower, but still decent. Bluefish numbers continue to increase on a almost daily basis. Snook fishing has slowed at the pier, but still a fair number around. Pods of mullet still coming down the beach, and the tarpon and sharks won't be far behind! Speaking of sharks...lots around if your looking for some light tackle drag pulling fun!!!
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...East northeast 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.
SATURDAY...East northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
SUNDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning. Showers likely . Chance of thunderstorms.
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OFFSHORE- Dolphin fishing remained very good this week. Best depth range remained in the 500-700' range for the most part. Best depth has bounced around a bit depending on weather conditions. Pretty good overall size on the dolphin, with a good number of them at least requiring a small gaff to bring them in the boat. Trolling bonita strips and squid has been the go to choice for the dolphin. North wind would/could/should fire up the sailfish bite this weekend. Ideal looking conditions this weekend to get the kites out, dusted off, and some baits flying. Don't be surprised if the dolphin end up mixed in with the dolphin in 150-250' of water. Small goggle eyes and blue runners will be the best bet for the sailfish and the dolphin. A handful of really nice Blackfin Tuna in the same areas as well. A couple wahoo reports this week, but no big numbers to speak of. Bottom fishing slowed down this week, but still a few decent snapper reports.
INSHORE- The mullet are thinning out a bit inshore, but still good fishing overall. Snook fishing remains the highlight, but a good number of jacks and tarpon in the mix as well. The snook have been keyed in on small mullet pods along good ambush points and docks during the day; and locked onto the bridges at night. The flare hawk bite remains pretty insane right now; as does the topwater bite. The Yo-Zuri Hydro Pencil and Top Knock are just absolutely crushing it these days at night and during lowlight periods of the day. The Hobe Sound Flats perked up a little more this week. The action will only continue to improve up that way as we move into the later fall/winter.
SURF/PIER- Surf action slowed a bit this week, but overall remains pretty good. Still some mullet pods coming through; and the snook, tarpon, and sharks are close behind them. With the stretch of weather we've had the smaller baits (Pilchards, cigar minnows, etc) are still around as well, so lots of activity up and down the beach. The Juno Beach Pier remains very good with Spanish Mackerel, Ladyfish, Jacks, Blue Runners, and more all around. Early season Pompano action remains good. Lots of small fish, but a fair number of keepers mixed in to make it worthwhile. The sharks remain around in very good numbers...so reel them in quick!
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...North northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Period 5 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Slight chance of showers in the afternoon.
SATURDAY...North northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
SUNDAY...North winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Slight chance of showers in the morning, then chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
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OFFSHORE- Good dolphin fishing offshore this week. No hot depth; instead it's more a matter of where you find them on any given day. Some days they are in 200' of water, other days it's 700' or deeper. The weather this weekend looks pretty nice, which won't do much to get them in any certain depth. Best bet is to go looking for some fishy looking water (bait, rips, weed line, debris...all the usual stuff) before putting the trolling spread out. The usual suspects (bonita strips, squid, small ballyhoo) should work trolling bait wise. A handful of wahoo around this week with the new moon. Definitely worth slipping a bait down deep for the wahoo. Snapper fishing has also been good this week. A handful of nice mutton snapper reports coming in, along with some good yellowtail reports. Didn't hear much last week on the sailfish, but expect the reports to continue to improve on them as the weeks go on here.
INSHORE- Snook fishing remains the best bet inshore right now. Action has been good on them in all the usual spots. The bridges, spillways, inlets, ICW, and river have all had good snook fishing under the right conditions. As usual the snook fishing will be best at night or during lowlight periods of the day. Moving water (generally outgoing tide) is also essential in getting the snook to bite. Still a good number of mullet around and that is what the snook are keyed in on right now. Tarpon and jacks will also be ion those same spots with the snook. As the water begins to cool down just a bit look for the flats in Hobe Sound to start to come alive with more species and fish activity.
SURF/PIER- Action remains good overall along the beach; but not quite as good as it was last week. The Juno Beach Pier snook bite has remained pretty strong. Still a good number of sabiki baits around, along with good pods of mullet. Snook bite has been best on live baits, but a swimming plug (X-Rap or Yo-Zuri Longcast) has also been getting a few bites early and late. The mullet are still around, although the pods are not as consistent. Tarpon and sharks are the main big predators in with the mullet now. The jacks and early season bluefish are also around in good numbers when you find the mullet. Early season pompano fishing has been good. Fish Gum and Sandfleas have both been great choices for the pompano. Spanish Mackerel action has been good as well. Nice looking conditions again this week...should be a good weekend to give it a try!
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...East southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Period 5 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning. Chance of showers . Chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
SATURDAY...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Showers likely and chance of thunderstorms.
SUNDAY...Northeast winds around 5 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters smooth. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
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