INSHORE- Super hot weather has the inshore fishing just about shut down these days. Lowlight periods of the day and night will produce some mangrove snapper on small live pilchards and shrimp. Sandperch will be mixed in with the snapper and are biting shrimp. The mangroves and perch are less bothered by the warmer temps than some species, but even they will bite best during lowlight. Catch and release snook fishing has been fair to good inshore. While a lot of the snook are pushed out towards the inlets, a few big resident fish remain inshore around seawalls and boat docks. Docklights will also hold a good number of snook in the 18-24" range. Water has been very clear this week so try fishing outgoing tide for best luck. Not much else to report on the inshore side of things.
SURF/PIER- Catch and release snook fishing was very good this week along the beach, on the Juno Beach Pier, and in Jupiter Inlet. The snook are super dialed in on live croakers right now; especially the larger fish. Smaller baits pilchards, greenies, and sardines will also work for the snook; but don't seem to draw the same absolutely devastating blows that croakers do. Early morning along the beach has been good for snook and jacks around glass minnow pods. A crappie jig, small paddletail, or Yo-Zuri Pin's minnow will be a good choice when fishing around the minnow pods. Best action will be the first hour or so as the sun comes up. Tarpon reports slowed a bit along the beach this week, but reports of some big cruising jacks continued to come in. Croaker and some big sandperch are biting shrimp (especially small live or pieces of fresh ones) well in the first trough. A few mangrove snapper are being caught at the Pier and Jupiter Inlet early in the morning.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
SATURDAY...East southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Thunderstorms likely in the morning. Showers likely. Chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
SUNDAY...Winds south southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
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