OFFSHORE- Summertime offshore fishing is really taking shape for us in northern Palm Beach County. Dolphin fishing has not been spectacular, but a few fish are being caught. For the dolphin it's a matter of going out and finding them. No hot depth, with dolphin reports coming from 300-1500' of water. Trolling ballyhoo, bonita strips, and squid remains a solid choice for the dolphin. Best action has been in 120-250' of water for a variety of species including kingfish, blackfin tuna, bonita, a few wahoo, and others. Drifting sardines (which are in extremely short supply right now) is your best bet along the edge right now. Kingfish action remains very very good overall up and down the line. Snapper fishing has been fair in 60-90' of water over the past week. Sardines, threadfins, and squid will all be good bait choices along the bottom. With the looks of the forecast and the West Palm Beach Fishing Club KDW tournament going on this weekend it's gonna be a busy weekend offshore...good luck out there!
INSHORE- Tough fishing for the most part inshore right now. Snook fishing will be the best bet right now on the inshore side of things. Remember snook season closes June 1st, so just catch and release fishing coming up here for a few months. Look for the snook to be most active at night around bridges and docklights. Mangrove snapper action has began to improve on the inshore side of things. Small live pilchards and live shrimp will be the best bet for the mangrove snapper.
SURF/PIER- The summer doldrums have not fully set in along the beach just yet. A fair number of very late season pompano are still hanging around. The Juno Beach Pier has been producing a fair number of smaller pompano, along with a few keepers, most mornings. Doc's Goofy Jig remains the best lure choice for the pompano. Along the beach the best surf action for pompano has been up towards Hobe Sound Beach. Sandfleas and clams will be the bait of choice for the pomps up that way. Snook fishing, while not on fire, has been heating up along the beach. Early morning and again late in the afternoon will be best for the snook. If your trying to sight fish for the snook, aim for a high tide in the afternoon for best results. The snook are also filling into Jupiter and Palm Beach Inlets in fair numbers ahead of the upcoming spawning season. Live croakers, when you can find them, will be best bait in the inlet for the snook. Still a good number of sharks hanging around u to the north of Hobe Sound as well along the beach.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
SATURDAY...South southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
SUNDAY...South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
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