OFFSHORE: Mixed bag assortment of reports coming in this week from offshore. Dolphin fishing slowed way down; but a few fish are still being caught. No exact depth to report on the dolphin; as they have been caught from 100'-1200' this week with no real rhyme or reason why. Sailfish bite was fair this week; with quite a few boats randomly catching them on the troll or drifting. The moon is getting bigger and a few wahoo were caught this week. If conditions allow it could be a very good weekend for catching a wahoo. Kingfish bite was very day to day this week; as was the snapper fishing.
INSHORE: Snook season opens Friday...pretty much that all needs to be written! Snook fishing remains the best bet inshore right now. The bridges are holding fish at night, as are certain docks and seawalls in the Loxahatchee River and ICW. Look for the snook to be keyed in on bigger baits. The mullet aren't far away and the snook know it. Big baits like SpoolTek Swimbaits, Flair Hawk Jigs, and big swimming plugs are great bait choices to try and invite a slot size snook home for dinner. Look for the outgoing tide to produce best for the snook. Some big jacks also mixed in with the snook; as are a few tarpon. Other inshore action is a bit slow. It's all about the mullet showing up now; and when they do...GAME ON!
SURF/PIER: Lots of good stuff going on at the Pier and along the beach right now. The big draw this weekend will no doubt be the snook; and for the most part they have not disappointed lately. A ground swell could slightly alter that this weekend; but hopefully it only helps fire them up a little more. Lots of bait along the beach (mostly pilchards with some mullet mixed in) attracting lots of other stuff as well. Fair number of spanish mackerel, jacks, and blue runners hanging around right now. The bobber rig and a small clark spoon is a great rig to throw on the beach right now for good mixed bag action. Lots of blacktop sharks hanging around as well. Should be pretty fishy at the beach and pier this weekend...well worth going if you have a chance!
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...SOUTH SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
SATURDAY...SOUTH SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS ALONG THE COAST TO SOUTH SOUTHEAST 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE GULF STREAM. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE MORNING. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS . A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
SUNDAY...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
MONDAY...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
SHOP UPDATES: Labor Day/Snook Season Opening Sale going on Friday-Monday! Some great deals on assorted snook lures and tackle. Assorted sales on other misc tackle as well. Plus...All clothing will be on sale. Stop by for more details!
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