OFFSHORE- This week saw some good dolphin fishing again. Depth range on the dolphin bounced around widely, with some fish being caught in as shallow as 350-400 and others out past 1500'. For the most part the dolphin remain tight to structure, and not as much out in open water. Trolling small ballyhoo, squid, and bonita strips remains the best bet for the dolphin. Chumming heavily around well formed weedlines and floating debris should also work for the dolphin. A small handful of sardine chunks and a block of chum should get any interested fish going. East wind in the forecast this weekend should help push the dolphin in a little shallower. Kingfish action remains fair in the 100-200' of water from the Juno Beach Pier to Jupiter Inlet. Best king bite has been early in the morning, and then they have been biting again around sunset. A wahoo or two has been mixed in with the kingfish. Should really start to see some good wahoo fishing late in the weekend into next week as the moon gets bigger and bigger. Snapper fishing remains good along the bottom. A nice mixture of mutton, mangrove, and yellowtail snapper has kept things interesting along the bottom.
INSHORE- Snook season is back open...I mean it's kind of like a holiday in itself right??? Snook bite remains strong in the Loxahatchee River early in the morning on topwaters. The Yo-Zuri Hydro and Topknock Pencil continue to get smashed by snook hanging along seawalls, dock, and mangrove points with current on them. The current is a big key to it. While you can on occasion coax a bite out of a snook on slack tide, moving water will greatly improve your chances! The snook bite also remains strong around the bridges at night. Top of the outgoing tide will likely produce the best results on the snook, especially in areas closer to inlet with cleaner water. Other inshore action is a bit slow. Best bet will no doubt be to focus on the snook.
SURF/PIER- Snook fishing remains very good at the Juno Beach Pier and in the Inlets. At the pier a 5" NLBN swimbait has been getting smoked by the snook. White and natural color swimbaits have been producing the best results on the snook. The snook in Jupiter Inlet have been keyed in on small pilchards for the most part; but are starting to also take notice of the first traces of mullet showing up. A few good schools of mullet did come down the beach this week. It was almost like the predators weren't expecting them just yet and they didn't have much in them. As the schools continue to show up in better numbers that will no doubt change quickly. Tarpon have been in the minnow schools up to the north pretty good. Still a good number of mangrove snapper around the pier and in Jupiter Inlet this week.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRI...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 foot. Period 2 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A chance of tstms in the morning. A chance of showers. A slight chance of tstms in the afternoon.
SAT...E winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to around 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. A slight chance of showers and tstms in the morning, then a chance of showers and tstms.
SUN...E NE winds around 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A chance of showers and tstms.
MON...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A chance of showers and tstms in the evening, then a slight chance of showers and tstms after midnight. A chance of showers and tstms in the afternoon.
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This is a Snook killer in the Loxahatchee River right now....