OFFSHORE- The weather forecast is looking pretty nice for the holiday weekend ahead. Maybe a little bumpy on Friday, and then very nice for Saturday and Sunday. Dolphin bite was good again, especially early in the week. Most of the dolphin have been three to ten pound schools, with a few gaffers in the mix. Best action on the dolphin has been out deep; with the better size fish coming from depths of 1000' plus. Scattered reports of very scattered wahoo are trickling in; and should continue to improve as the full moon approaches. A few kingfish around the 120' ledge. Snapper fishing remains good; with catches of yellowtail, mangrove, and buttons all being reported. Fresh sardines, frozen sardines, and squid are all good bait choices for the snapper.
INSHORE- Snook remain the main game in town right now inshore. Lots of snook around the bridges at night. Flair hawks and swim baits are great choices for the snook right now (especially the bigger snook). Mangrove snapper are being caught around area bridges as well at night, with small pilchards being the bait of choice. A few tarpon, mostly little guys, hanging out in the Loxahatchee River right now.
Surf/PIer- Catch and release snook fishing is very good right now along the beach and inlets. Early morning, late afternoon, and night are the best time to throw lures for snook. During the day it's going to be easier to get the snook on live bait. Tarpon are cruising the beach north of Jupiter Inlet, as are a few permit.
Enjoy your Independence Day Weekend Everyone!
Good Luck and Be Safe,