OFFSHORE- Offshore reports were on the slim side this week, as we transition out of summer into more fall based fishing patterns. Wahoo fishing could pop off this weekend with the full moon. Look for the wahoo to be in 150-300' of water. Early morning or late afternoon will bring the wahoo in closer to the edge, as the sun gets up they tend to slide back out a little deeper. Best bet for the wahoo has been a Nomad DTX minnow or a split tail mullet pulled behind a trolling sinker or planer. Kingfish action was good last weekend during the Chasen Tailz KDW tournament. Kingfish have been hanging along the 120' ledge and responding well to sardines and smaller blue runners. Dolphin reports were slim this week. Bottom fishing remains fair, with a few good mutton catches being reported. Sardines will be a top bait choice, but for a little different look consider trying a slow pitch jig. The JYG Pro "Eyedrop" has been very effective as of late on the mutton snapper.
INSHORE- Mullet run action has the snook chewing very good inshore right now. The best action has been at night. Look for the snook to be stacked up at easy ambush points (Bridges, seawalls, sandbars), using the tide to wash schools of mullet to them. Fishing mullet schools is a bit like playing the lottery, so we like to move away from big schools and fish spots these ambush spots. The snook will be more likely to be less selective in these situations. Flair hawk jigs, mullet like swim baits, and swimming plugs are all good options right now for the snook. Mixed in should be some tarpon and jacks as well taking advantage of the large amounts of mullet.
SURF/PIER- The mullet run is in full effect right now. Tarpon, sharks, and bluefish are the main predators around the mullet schools right now. Look for the best action to be early morning and again late in the afternoon. The mullet tend to get bunched up best this time of day by the predators. Later in the day they tend to spread out in a longer line and it's harder to fid consistent action. When fishing live baits try fishing the outside edges of the school. or go underneath them. A topwater (Yo-Zuri Hydro Pencil) or swimming plug (Rapala X-Rap) will be a good lure option. Again, try to stand out by fishing the outside edge of the schools. Pompano reports slowed a bit this week, but a few are still around. For the most part the pompano have been on the smaller side; with a handful of keepers mixed in.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
SYNOPSIS...A stalled frontal boundary across the region will continue to support unsettled weather across the local waters. Scattered to locally numerous showers and storms will be possible each day, with the highest chances during the overnight and morning hours. Locally strong wind gusts, visibility reductions in heavy downpours, and a few waterspouts will all be possible. The unsettled weather pattern will likely continue through this weekend into next week with the lingering frontal boundary and enhanced tropical moisture.
FRIDAY...North northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Period 5 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms.
SATURDAY...East northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then showers and chance of thunderstorms.
SUNDAY...East southeast winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Showers likely and chance of thunderstorms.
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