INSHORE- Pretty much total summertime fishing inshore right now. Catch and release snook fishing will no doubt be the best bet inshore. The snook are all in and around the inlets for the most part, so start the search there. Docklights in the ICW and Loxahatchee have been very productive for large numbers of snook, with the average size being 18-22" for the most part. The snook should really fire up after this full moon. Mixed in with the snook should be a fair number of jacks, and in certain places a stray tarpon or two. Mangrove snapper action should also be good with the full moon. As usual, best time for the snapper will be at night. Small pilchards and live shrimp are top bait choices for the mangrove snapper.
SURF/PIER- Two slightly different surf reports this week. Those fishing from the beach should find a good number of snook around for catch and release action. Best time will be lowlight periods of the day or at night with the upcoming full moon. The snook have been feeding better over the past few days, and that should continue into the weekend. The JUno Beach Pier has also been good for catch and release snook action. Just outside of shore casting distance (Or report part two for those in a boat...) the big jacks have been cruising the beach as well as a good number of tarpon. Conditions don't get much better for the tarpon along the beach right now. Look for the tarpon to be moving north along the beach, and best numbers seem to be north of Jupiter Inlet for the most part. Live baits (Pilchards, sardines, threadfins, etc) presented well ahead of the tarpon school is a fairly safe bet to get a bite.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas less than 2 feet. Period 5 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
SATURDAY...East southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Chance of showers in the morning. Chance of thunderstorms. Showers likely in the afternoon.
SUNDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Showers likely and chance of thunderstorms.
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