OFFSHORE- Fishing remains very good offshore right now. Dolphin reports are a bit spotty, but those putting in the time do continue to find some decent numbers. Best depth on the dolphin has been about 400-600'; but that has bounced around daily depending on conditions. Trolling bonita strips and squid remains a solid choice for the dolphin. The blackfin tuna bite remains absolutely on fire in 200-300' of water. Live baits weighted to fish 20-40' below the surface or a vertical jig dropped down deep and ripped back up are no doubt the best way to go for the tuna; especially the bigger ones! Kingfish action is also really good along the 120' ledge. Early morning and late afternoon will be the best bet for the kings. A throat hooked sardine is the way to go for the kings. Bottom fishing remains solid, with some really good mutton snapper around. Sardines or bonita chunks are the way to go for bottom baits.
INSHORE- Snook fishing remains strong inshore. The snook are not in the inlets in big numbers yet; but they are not far from it. As they push towards the inlet they are ready to eat for sure. The night snook bite around the bridges has really popped off over the past few weeks as well. Flair Hawk jigs and NLBN Swimbaits are the way to go for the snook. A few more mangrove snapper around this week. Small pilchards and live shrimp will be the top bait choices for the snapper.
SURF/PIER- Another pretty good week along the beach and at the Juno Beach Pier. Pompano action has pretty much dried up, with just a few late season stragglers still hanging around. A little east southeast wind in the weekend forecast is ideal to help get the last of the pomps biting. The Juno Beach Pier has been producing pretty decent action this week, with a decent assortment of species around. Spanish Mackerel action remains strong. Snook fishing continues to improve on a weekly basis. Best bite on the snook has been early morning and late afternoon. Still a few kingfish cruising through the pier late in the afternoon, along with some passing schools of jacks and tarpon. A Rapala X-Rap remains a solid lure choice for all of them.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRI...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Period 4 seconds increasing to 9 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A chance of showers and tstms.
SAT...E SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A chance of showers and tstms, mainly in the morning.
SUN...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft. Intracoastal waters light chop. A slight chance of showers and tstms in the morning, then a chance of showers and tstms.
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