OFFSHORE- Pretty good wahoo bite so far on this moon. Definitely worth trying for a striped one this weekend! The usual tactics (high speed trolling lures, mullet or steps on weight/planer, etc...) could all be productive. The Nomad DTX minnow continues to be a wahoo producing magnet; that's easy to troll and doesn't require much specialized tackle. Look for the best wahoo action to be in 120-250' of water early and late in the day, and then in 200-300' of water when the sun is up higher. Lure color choices will largely depend on sunlight conditions. During high sun go with blue/white or pink/whites, and darker colors during lowlight periods of the day. Scattered dolphin reports this week; but east winds this weekend should help push them inshore a bit. Kingfish action remains pretty consistent along the 120' ledge. Snapper fishing was a little tougher this week, as the current really seemed to be ripping. Overall though, looks like it could/should be a pretty productive weekend for a trip offshore.
INSHORE- Snook fishing has been good this week. The bridges have had a decent number of snook around, and they are pretty keyed in on Flair Hawk jigs right now. Look for the outgoing tide to produce the best action on the snook. The snook are also around the docelights in the ICW in good numbers as well. Look forged current flow and go with shrimp imitating lures or small swimming minnow style plugs for best results. During the day live mullet freelanced along seawalls and under boat docks won't go unnoticed too long by hungry snook or jacks. Other inshore action is a bit spotty. A few jack and tarpon reports, but nothing great. Mangrove snapper action remains fair. The cult favorite "toady" is around and biting pretty good...if you know you know on that one.
SURF/PIER- Little bit of east wind should help stir the surf up just a little bit and get the fish biting! It''s a bit early, but a east wind like this could (if it doesn't blow in too much seaweed) could trigger a little pompano bite. Snook are still along the beach, and after this full moon will be largely done spewing and ready to eat! Still no solid numbers yet, but expect to start seeing some mullet pods coming down the beach very soon. When the early mullet show...the tarpon and snook won't be far behind. The Juno Beach Pier has been producing a nice number of snook since the start of season. A live croaker or sand perch will be top bait for them. Snapper have also been biting pretty good at the pier as well. Live shrimp or chunks of sardine seem to be good bait choices for the snapper. Lots of blue runners around the pier for those looking for fast action.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Slight chance of showers. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
SATURDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
SUNDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Showers and thunderstorms likely.
MONDAY...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Chance of thunderstorms in the morning. Showers likely. Thunderstorms likely in the afternoon.
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