OFFSHORE- Reports were again a bit slow offshore this week. A handful of dolphin reports continue to come in. Most of the better dolphin reports seem to be coming in from 700-1000' of water. Standard dolphin fishing...find something floating, a good current rip or color change, or temp break and the dolphin will be in the area. Trolling small ballyhoo, bonita strips, and squid are all good choices. Still been a fair number of smaller blackfin tuna in 300-400' of water. Most of the tuna are smaller, but a few good ones in the mix (especially on the vertical jigs). Scattering of kingfish along the 120' ledge, but not great numbers. Doesn't sound like the full moon wahoo bite is red hot(It does sound like the Bahamas wahoo bite got going though!), but a few are being caught in 150-250' of water. Trolling split tail mullet and Nomad DTX Minnows continues to work for the wahoo. Mixed reports on the bottom fishing. One day the snapper bite good, the next its a terrible current and a slow bite. We are seeing a fair number of red grouper around (Often the case following a hurricane that moves through the Gulf of Mexico).
INSHORE- Snook fishing remains very good inshore, along with a fair variety of other species as well. Still a solid number of finger mullet around, and the snook are not far behind them. Smaller tarpon are also hanging around the finger mullet schools in good numbers. The finger mullet will get up on the surface during lowlight periods of the day or at night making them easier to find. During the day look for them in protected canals and areas without a lot of boat traffic. Along with the snook and tarpon, reports include ladyfish, jacks, and even a handful of redfish. All kinds of good reports from www.countylinecharters.com this week.
SURF/PIER- Fishing along the beach and at the Juno Beach Pier remained pretty good this week, despite less than ideal water conditions. The mullet run has largely wound down along the beach; with a few pods still likely to come cruising through. The bulk of the action has moved to fall/winter species for the most part. Spanish Mackerel, bluefish, jacks, ladyfish, and a few pompano are making up a bulk of the action. At the Juno Beach Pier it has been the above species, with a few kingfish and a scattered redfish or two still in the mix. For all around action a bobber rig with a clark spoon is a really good choice. Doc's Goofy Jigs in bright colors are also a good way to go for pompano and a mixed bag of just about everything else. A large swimming plug (Rapala X-Rap or Yo-Zuri Hydro Longcast Minnow) is a good choice for the kingfish. Live shrimp is the way to go for the last of the redfish around.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRI...N NW winds 5 to 10 kt becoming N NE 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Period 5 seconds. Intracoastal waters light chop. A slight chance of tstms in the morning. A slight chance of showers.
SAT...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft, occasionally to 6 ft. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed areas. A slight chance of showers.
SUN...E NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to around 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft, occasionally to 5 ft. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop.
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