OFFSHORE: Dolphin fishing remained pretty good this week, with most catches coming in 500-750' of water. The usual dolphin trolling spread(Ballyhoo, squid, strips, etc) has been working, as has drifting and chumming/chunking with sardines. Most of the dolphin remain in the 2-8lb "flipper" kinda range, but sounds like a better number of gaffers were caught this week as well. Wahoo action slowed considerably this week, with only a few random ones being caught. Blackfin Tuna bite was good in 200-400' of water. Small daisy chains and trolling feathers remain a solid choice for the little football size blackfin. King bite slowed some more, but scattered fines are still biting along the 120' ledge on sardines. Bottom fishing reports have been a bit slim this week.
INSHORE: Snook season opens back up this weekend, and conditions look right for them to snap off. The Juno Beach Pier, Jupiter Inlet, and Loxhatchee River are all holding a decent number of snook right now. The first signs of mullet are starting to show, and the snook are responding best to mullet/mullet-like lures right now. A Yo-Zuri Pencil or Mag Darter is an especially good choice right now.. Look for the snook to be the most active at night and during low light periods of the day. Throw in good moving tide and your chances will improve some more. Beyond the snook fishing, other local inshore reports were very slim this week.
SURF/PIER: Snook season opens Saturday morning and that will no doubt be one of the main things on peoples minds at the Pier and along the beach. Flair Hawk Jigs, Big Swimbaits, Yo-Zuri Crystal Minnows, and Rapala X-Raps all all be solid lure choices for the snook. Spanish Mackerel action slowed this week, but a few are still being caught on the bobber rig. Pompano action has been surprisingly good for August. Shouldn't be long before full on mullet run sets in..and then with out!
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...East southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. .
SATURDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Showers and thunderstorms likely.
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