OFFSHORE- Fair dolphin fishing again this week, with scattered reports coming in from 120-1500' of water. Finding good floating debris, well formed weedlines, large areas of flying fish, or hard current rips has been the key to finding the dolphin. Trolling ballyhoo, bonita strips, and squid has been productive; just try and locate some fishy looking signs before you put them out. A wahoo report or two has trickled in, and the moon is going to start getting bigger...it's about time! Definitely not a bad idea to keep a bait down deep while dolphin trolling these days. Lots of live in and around the 120' ledge right now. A bulk of it will be bonita and sharks, but they draw a lot of life to the party as well. Kingfish, dolphin, blackfin tuna, wahoo, and a whole host of others will be mixed in with the bonita from 100-160' of water. Bottom fishing remains very good with some solid mutton and yellowtail snapper reports coming in. Sardines remain the top bait choice.
INSHORE- A decent number of jacks around in the ICW and Loxahatchee River right now. Live mullet along a seawall or boat dock is a solid choice for them, and an backcountry resident snook as well. Catch and release snook fishing remains good inshore, but a bulk of the fish are in the inlets and along the beach currently. Mangrove snapper reports are decent at night, with live shrimp and small pilchards being top bait choices.
SURF/PIER- Snook fishing (the catch and release style...) is the main game in town right now. The Juno Beach Pier has had a great snook bite, as has Jupiter Inlet. In both places a live croaker is going to be the top bait. At night the snook are biting flair hawk jigs and swimbaits well. Decent number of croakers and big sandperch are biting small pieces of shrimp in the the first trough. Still some schools of tarpon roaming the beaches as well.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Showers likely in the morning. Chance of thunderstorms. Chance of showers.
SATURDAY...South southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
SUNDAY...South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
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