Offshore- The backside of this full moon should produce a few wahoo bites this weekend. Look for the wahoo to be a little deeper than in August, with 200-300' of water being a good search zone, and a little more south as well. The bulk of the wahoo being caught will most likely be from Palm Beach(Lake Worth) Inlet south. High speed trolling early in the morning and late afternoon is a good bet, as is drifting live baits down deep a little later in the day. Dolphin fishing is day to day, and depth for them is kind of a guessing game. Spend some time looking for them, and it should be possible to bang out a few dolphin. Blackfin tuna, mostly small, are around in 250-350' of water out of Palm Beach Inlet. Trolling a small daisy chain is a good bet for finding the blackfin. Snapper fishing has been good out of Jupiter Inlet, especially when the current is right. Some good number of mutton snapper, yellowtail, and a few mangroves are being caught in 60-90' of water mainly on sardines.
INSHORE- Schools of finger mullet have the inshore fishing pretty good right now, especially at night. Snook, tarpon, jacks, and even a few seatrout and redfish(depending on where you are) are all around the schools of mullet. The Hobe Sound Flats (ICW markers 40-46) are starting to hold a few more fish as the weather slowly starts to change, as are the flats around Munyon Island. Low light periods of the day, or nighttime, will still be producing the best action inshore. Look for the mullet schools to find the most consistent action. With a fair amount of rain in the forecast this weekend don't be surprised if the spillways open up and the snook bite goes off.
SURF/PIER- Snook, tarpon, jacks, sharks, and bluefish are following schools of mullet along the beach right now, with the best action on them early and late in the day. Look for mullet schools to be anywhere from Stuart to Palm Beach. Fishing a live mullet on the edge of the schools is a good way to trigger a bite. The Juno Beach Pier is still holding a fair number of snook. Blue runners and a few spanish mackerel are also biting at the pier. Starting to hear a few reports of pompano, with scattered catches coming in from Hobe Sound and farther north.
Good Luck this weekend!
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