OFFSHORE- Dolphin fishing was a bit spotty this week, but overall still good. Best dolphin reports continue to come from 400-600' of water, with some deeper and shallower as well. Trolling bonita strips and squid has been a really good bet for the dolphin. Lots of sailfish offshore right now in 250-400' of water. Live sardines and thread fins are the top choices for the sails right now. Look for current rips and large areas of bait...the sails won't be far behind. Still some good blackfin tuna being caught in 200-300' of water. Kingfish remain along the 120' ledge in good numbers. Lots of bonita around right now. Yes they can be a pin in the butt; but they do bring with them a lot of extra life. Snapper fishing has been good this week in 90' of water. Sardines remain the bait of choice.
INSHORE- The inshore scene remains dominated largely by the catch and release snook scene. Lots of snook around right now, especially closer to the inlets. Look for the snook to bite best at night, especially on the outgoing tide. During the day they will be largely tucked up under boat docks and tight to seawalls looking for an easy meal. Some bruiser jacks inshore as well, but not in big numbers. Mangrove snapper have been biting well in their usual summertime hangout spots, along with the sand perch.
SURF/PIER- The Juno Beach Pier and Jupiter Inlet both saw the snook show up in pretty good numbers over the past few days. A live croaker is going to be top bait choice for the snook; with a palm size sand perch being the next best bet. Before the sun comes up; a flair hawk jig or large swimbait will also get some bites from the snook. The Juno Beach Pier has also seen a nice push of bonito show up this week, along with a kingfish or two. Tarpon are still pushing up the beach in fair numbers, along with some good schools of jacks.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...East southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Period 3 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
SATURDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
SUNDAY...South southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
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