OFFSHORE- Another good week of fishing offshore this week. Dolphin fishing remains good; with the best dolphin reports coming out deeper. A handful of fish in 400-600'; but the best reports continue to come outside of 1000' of water. Trolling bonita strips, squid, and small ballyhoo remains a good way to go for the dolphin. Still a really good number of sailfish hanging out in 300-400' of water. While the sails will absolutely come up and eat a kite bait on the surface, live baits (Sardines, pilchards, and thread fins especially) fished 5-15' below the surface are the best bets for the sailfish. Still good blackfin reports coming in 200-300' of water. A vertical jig dropped down and ripped back up continues to work; while the bigger blackfins continue to come on baits fished 20-40' down. Lots of bonita along the 120' ledge, along with a decent scattering of kings.
INSHORE- Catch and release snook fishing remains really good inshore. Lots of ways to catch the snook right now. Good fishing in the river for them during the day. Live mullet fished under boat docks and along seawalls will be a great way to go, especially for the bigger cruising fish. Early in the morning and late late in the afternoon (as the sun is going down) they should get active enough to chase down a topwater. At night the snook have been hanging around the bridges in good numbers. A flair hawk or big swimbait will be a good lure choice. Outgoing tide will most likely be the most productive, but don't overlook incoming tide in certain spots as well. Snook are stacking up in the inlets pretty good as well. A few jacks and tarpon cruising around inshore, but the snook will be the main game in town. Mangrove snapper will be hanging around their usual summertime spots.
SURF/PIER- Catch and release snook fishing will be the main game in town along the beach, at the pier, and in the inlets right now. Lots of different ways to catch them, so a really fun time to get out and try different techniques and tactics. The Juno Beach Pier has had a decent number of Spanish Macs around, along with a handful of kings. A fair number of tarpon cruising along the beach; along with a handful of big jacks. Croakers have been biting well in the first trough. Small pieces of shrimp are the ticket for the croakers.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...South southwest winds 5 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Period 2 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
SATURDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast in the afternoon. Seas less than 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
SUNDAY...East southeast winds 5 to 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.
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