OFFSHORE- The blackfin tuna, including some very good sized ones, continue to be the best news offshore. Look for the tuna to bite best early in the morning and late in the afternoon in 200-300' of water out of Palm Beach Inlet. Live baits fished down a little deeper on light leader have been the key for catching the bigger blackfin tuna. Dolphin reports were a little hit or miss this week. Biggest factor in dolphin fishing (as it usually is) is some luck in finding them. No depth in particular for the dolphin so be prepared to cover some water to find them. Kingfish are around in good numbers as well. The kings have been scattered from the Juno Beach Pier to the Loran Tower in 120-150' of water. Live baits will be the best bet for the kings. Still a fair number of late season sailfish around. Bottom fishing remains pretty good, with a nice mix of yellowtail and mutton snapper around. Sardines and threadfins remain the bait of choice for the bottom fish. After Friday the weather report looks pretty good offshore...should be a good weekend to get after it!
INSHORE- Snook fishing remains good inshore. Good amounts of bait inshore right now have the snook fired up and eating as they begin to move towards the inlet. Live pilchards and threadfins will be top bait choices for the snook, while flair hawk jigs and swimbaits in pearl and green/white color combos are also getting bit good. Only another week of snook season so be sure to get after them now before the summer closed season. The tarpon have still been back in the Loxahatchee River. Look for them to be up rolling early in the morning. Mangrove snapper are starting to bite decently, especially around the bridges at night. Small live pilchards and live shrimp will be good bait choices for them.
SURF/PIER- Reports have been a bit slower than expected from the Juno Beach Pier and local beaches this week as anglers hit the boards and sand after a two month break. Calm clear conditions (Monday-Wed Morning) and now a building swell for a few days will further complicate getting the reports dialed in. The snook are starting to show up on the beach, and at the pier. The water temp is still a bit cool, so the snook are not fired up on the lures just yet. On the pier live baits (which have been a bit tough to come by) and dead sardines have been the ticket for the snook. Lots of glass minnows on the beach over the past few days, with a decent number of Spanish Mackerel following along with them. Tarpon have been along the beach in goods numbers as well. The tarpon for the most part have been out of range from shore bound anglers. The Jupiter Inlet has had a few snook around, along with a good number of moonfish. Not much to report on the pompano locally this week, but reports of fish up in Martin County and farther north continue to come in. FishBites and sand fleas remain the bait of choice for the pompano.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...East southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas to 8 feet. Period 11 seconds becoming 4 seconds in the afternoon. North northeast swell 4 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Slight chance of showers in the afternoon.
SATURDAY...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Slight chance of showers.
SUNDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Chance of showers through the day. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
MONDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Chance of showers. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
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