OFFSHORE- The dolphin bit a little bit this week, especially for those taking a run way offshore. It was the usual dolphin fishing scenario...find a good weed line, debris, or current rip and it most likely had a few fins hanging around (as well as some nice tripletail!). A east/southeast wind should help to push the dolphin in a little bit this weekend, and may cut down on the need for quite as long of run offshore. Just outside of the 120' ledge in like 150'-300' of water some nice blackfin tuna are being caught in low light conditions. Look for the tuna to bite live baits (sardines are their favorite) late in the afternoon as the sun goes down. That big eye sees everything, so keep the terminal tackle to a minimum and leader as light as you can get away with. Kingfish remain strung out along the 120' ledge from Palm Beach to Jupiter Inlet, and will also bite better in low light conditions (When the sun is up; the bonito tend to take over, and nothing has quite the same energy to compete!). Snapper fishing remains good, with some really nice yellowtail and a few muttons being caught. Still a few cobia hanging out in 90-120' of water as well mixed in with the snapper and other assorted bottom dwellers.
INSHORE- Catch and release snook fishing is the main game in town, with some good numbers and big fish around. Fish the bridges (especially those closer to the inlets) at night on an outgoing tide for good results, and don't be afraid to throw big lures and baits at the snook. They are aggressive and willing to eat! Other inshore action is spotty, but a few reports of mangrove snapper and black drum are trickling in.
Check out this cool Jupiter Inshore report from our friend Captain Craig of Phlats Inshore Fishing:
SURF/PIER- Snook will be the main game in town along the beach and at the Juno Beach Fishing Pier. A few tarpon are headed north along the beach, and may be anywhere from Palm Beach to St Luice Inlet. Look for the tarpon to be rolling early along the beach, and then stuck to the bottom as the sun comes up. A few schools of big jacks are cruising the beach, and provide for some tackle busting fights if your into it! Sandperch, croaker, and a few whiting are biting shrimp in the first trough.
SHOP UPDATE- It's back to business as usual for us (for the most part...we still have a lot of work to do!) after the move. The new shop is coming along nicely, and we are just about dialed in. Still waiting on our ice machine and shrimp tank (Hopefully will have live shrimp back up and rolling by the weekend, but not sure exactly). Come by and check out the new place, new products (SWC, Bluefin, Smith Sunglasses, and more) this weekend, we think you'll like it!
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