OFFSHORE- Great looking forecast for a run offshore this weekend. Dolphin fishing remains a bit spotty overall, with fish scattered over a pretty large area. No hot depths to speak of on the dolphin, but 700-1100' of water seems to be somewhat consistent for the mahi. All the usual baits and trolling lures will work for the dolphin, with trolling squid and small daisy chains being especially effective as of late. Setting up a drift around floating debris or productive looking areas and heavily chumming for the dolphin has also been productive. Blackfin Tuna action remains fair to good depending on time of day in and around 150-220' of water. The better size blackfin tuna will be caught on live sardines and pilchards very early in the morning and late in the afternoon. Smaller blackfin can be caught trolling small feathers and daisy chains. SO...the June Full moon is on Monday, we have a calm ocean, and seaweed has been almost bearable as of late. Can you say WAHOO? Should be a great weekend to give the high speed troll or split-tail mullet down deep for a striped one a try. The Nomad DTX minnow has also been a great lure option for those trying to keep it a little simpler and still have a good chance at a wahoo. Look for the wahoo to be in and around the 120' ledge early and late in the day and hanging in 200-300' during higher sunlight parts of the day. Kingfish action remains great along the 120' ledge from the Juno Beach Pier up to Jupiter Inlet. Best bet on the kings has been late afternoon with live baits, but you can pick at them throughout the day. Snapper fishing was tough this week with some cold water reported on the bottom.
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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