OFFSHORE- Good dolphin fishing offshore this week. No hot depth; instead it's more a matter of where you find them on any given day. Some days they are in 200' of water, other days it's 700' or deeper. The weather this weekend looks pretty nice, which won't do much to get them in any certain depth. Best bet is to go looking for some fishy looking water (bait, rips, weed line, debris...all the usual stuff) before putting the trolling spread out. The usual suspects (bonita strips, squid, small ballyhoo) should work trolling bait wise. A handful of wahoo around this week with the new moon. Definitely worth slipping a bait down deep for the wahoo. Snapper fishing has also been good this week. A handful of nice mutton snapper reports coming in, along with some good yellowtail reports. Didn't hear much last week on the sailfish, but expect the reports to continue to improve on them as the weeks go on here.
INSHORE- Snook fishing remains the best bet inshore right now. Action has been good on them in all the usual spots. The bridges, spillways, inlets, ICW, and river have all had good snook fishing under the right conditions. As usual the snook fishing will be best at night or during lowlight periods of the day. Moving water (generally outgoing tide) is also essential in getting the snook to bite. Still a good number of mullet around and that is what the snook are keyed in on right now. Tarpon and jacks will also be ion those same spots with the snook. As the water begins to cool down just a bit look for the flats in Hobe Sound to start to come alive with more species and fish activity.
SURF/PIER- Action remains good overall along the beach; but not quite as good as it was last week. The Juno Beach Pier snook bite has remained pretty strong. Still a good number of sabiki baits around, along with good pods of mullet. Snook bite has been best on live baits, but a swimming plug (X-Rap or Yo-Zuri Longcast) has also been getting a few bites early and late. The mullet are still around, although the pods are not as consistent. Tarpon and sharks are the main big predators in with the mullet now. The jacks and early season bluefish are also around in good numbers when you find the mullet. Early season pompano fishing has been good. Fish Gum and Sandfleas have both been great choices for the pompano. Spanish Mackerel action has been good as well. Nice looking conditions again this week...should be a good weekend to give it a try!
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...East southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Period 5 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning. Chance of showers . Chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
SATURDAY...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Showers likely and chance of thunderstorms.
SUNDAY...Northeast winds around 5 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters smooth. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
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