OFFSHORE- The weather report (though not great) is beginning to look a little better for the upcoming holiday weekend. With strong east winds in the forecast dolphin fishing could really fire up. Hard to say what the magic depth will be, but the deep side of the 120' ledge should be a good starting point. Trolling ballyhoo, squid, and bonita strips will be a good bet for the dolphin (if the seaweed isn't too thick...it's been BRUTAL as of late). If the seaweed doesn't allow for easy trolling; drifting and setting up a good chum slick is also a good bet for the dolphin. Kingfish action slowed a bit over the last day; with most reports of better numbers coming from down south towards Boynton. Should still be a fair numbers of kings scattered up and down the 120' ledge, with a few blackfin tuna in the mix as well. The Bonita are beginning to show up; but are not here in big summer numbers yet. Wahoo reports were a bit slow on the past moon, but we are sill a bit early for them. Snapper reports were mixed this week, with a few good mutton snapper around.
INSHORE- Last weekend to invite a slot size snook home for dinner...get on it! SNook fishing has been a bit off this week, with no solid reports to speak of. A few snook are being caught around the bridges and some are being picked away at in Jupiter and Palm Beach Inlets. Live sardines, pilchards, croakers, small grunts, and pinfish are all good bait choices for the snook in the inlets. Other inshore reports (not uncommonly for this time of year) remain very slow. Get out and fish early or late in the day for best luck inshore.
SURF/PIER- Snook are beginning to show up along the beach, but not in huge numbers yet. Large amounts of seaweed along the beach has made fishing for them tough. The Juno Beach Pier has been producing a fair number of snook, but they are biting inconsistently at best. A few good pompano reports coming in from Hobe Sound Beach. A lot of short pompano around, with a handful of keepers in the mix to make it worth trying. Croaker and whiting are biting fresh shrimp in the first trough. A few jacks and tarpon along the beach. East winds could make fishing a bit tough this weekend.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...East northeast winds 10 to 15 knots along the coast to east northeast 15 to 20 knots in the Gulf Stream. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Period 5 seconds. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed areas.
FRIDAY NIGHT...East northeast winds 10 to 15 knots along the coast to east northeast 10 to 20 knots in the Gulf Stream. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Period 5 seconds. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed areas.
SATURDAY...East northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop.
SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop.
MONDAY...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
Thanks For Reading,