OFFSHORE: Seemed to be a bit of a hit or miss week of fishing offshore. A few dolphin reports slid in, mostly from outside of 800'. The usual dolphin fishing tricks should do the trick, with the hardest part of the equation being finding them right now. West winds don't exactly help the situation either. In closer to the 120' ledge the afternoon blackfin tuna bite continues to be ok. Live sardines and pilchards are the key for the afternoon tuna. The moon is right and the water look goods for the wahoo bite to fire off this weekend. High speed trolling will no doubt account for some wahoo, as will split-tail mullet and horse ballyhoo fished on a wireline. Look for the wahoo bite to happen in 100-300' of water during low light periods of the day. Kingfish action was spotty this week, but a few decent fish were picked at along the 120' ledge. Snapper fishing was fair this week, with a nice mixed bag of mutton, yellowtail and mangrove snapper being picked away at.
INSHORE: Not a lot to write about on the inshore side of things. Catch and release snook fishing remains good, especially for those putting the time in at night around the bridges. Flairhawk jigs and big swim baits are still getting plenty of play, as will bigger live baits fished along a shadow line. Those not wanting to fish at night will find some snook laid up along seawalls and boat docks, especially early in the morning. A few mangrove snapper reports starting to trickle in from local bridges.
SURF/PIER: Summer time fishing is upon us for sure. Catch and release snook fishing will be the most consistent surf action for a while. Look for the snook to be most active early in the morning and again at dark. Swimming plugs, like Rapala X-Raps and Yo-Zuri's, are great plug choices right now. During higher sun periods scale back to smaller jigs and soft plastics for the best luck with the snook. Croaker are around in the first trough and willing to bite small pieces of fresh shrimp. The Juno Beach Pier has had some big jacks and scattered tarpon early each morning.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...WEST SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
SATURDAY...WEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS ALONG THE COAST TO WEST 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE GULF STREAM. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
SUNDAY...WEST SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON. ALONG THE COAST...SEAS LESS THAN 2 FEET BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. IN THE GULF STREAM... SEAS AROUND 2 FEET BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. NORTH SWELL 3 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
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