OFFSHORE: A fair mixture of offshore reports this week. Dolphin fishing was fair for some, not so great for others. Best bet for the dolphin is to start running and don't stop till you seem something that looks good outside of 400' of water. Well defined weedlines, floating debris, rips, or and color changes will all be good spots to start the search. Blackfin Tuna are still around in good numbers from 200-300' of water. Mixed in with the blackfin have been a good number of summertime sailfish. Look for the sailfish to be a bit deeper; and while they may come up for a kite bait, don't overlook putting a bait down a bit deeper for them. Kingfish are on the 120' ledge in good numbers. Get a live bait down 10-15' below the surface for best chance at the kingfish. Snapper fishing has been very good this week. Good reports of red grouper, mutton snapper, yellowtail snapper, and some very good size mangroves around. Sardines will be the top bait choice on the bottom.
INSHORE: Snook fishing has been pretty good inshore. Pretty standard summertime pattern on the snook. If the spillways are open look for them to be close by. Otherwise they will be around the bridges and close to the inlets. Look for the usual lures to produce on the snook (stick to Flare Hawks, big Swimbaits, and similar for good results). Smaller snook have been on the docklights pretty good. Vudu and DOA Shrimp are great lures when fishing around the docklights. Other inshore action is a bit on the slow side. A few scattered tarpon reports, and a scattering of jacks around. No reports to speak of lately on the snapper inshore.
SURF/PIER: The past few days has saw the water from Jupiter Inlet south looking pretty dirty and brown (Lots of fresh water in it). Water to the north of Jupiter Inlet has looked better and the fish have noticed. While the Juno Beach Pier has still been producing some Spanish Mackerel, jacks, and fair amount of snook. The bulk of the action has moved up to the north. Jupiter Island and Hobe Sound beaches have had a lot of very large glass minnow schools, and lots of predators close behind. Bonita, jacks, snook, tarpon, and even a few random late season bluefish have all been in the minnow schools up to the north. A small flashy jig or spoon, small swimbait, or swimming plug are all good choices for fishing around the minnow schools. Pompano reports slowed this week, but sounds like a handful of them are still being caught up to the north.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots along the coast to southeast 5 to 15 knots in the Gulf Stream. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Showers likely in the morning. Chance of thunderstorms. Showers in the afternoon.
SATURDAY...East southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
SUNDAY...East southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas less than 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
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