OFFSHORE- Dolphin reports remained a bit hit or miss this week. The depth range for the dolphin caught bounced from 150' to 1500' of water with no real rhyme or reason for any of the catches. For the most part the dolphin have been on the smaller side, with a surprise bigger fish or two in the mix. The side note to the smaller dolphin is they are the preffered diet of blue marlin, and there has been a few of the blue ones around this week. Primarily outside of 500' of water for the marlin. Wahoo reports have been a bit disappointing on the backside of the moon, but a few are being caught in 120-200' of water. Conditions do look good to give the wahoo a shot this weekend. Summer sailfish action remains good in 250-400' of water north of Jupiter Inlet. Kingfish action has remained good along the 120' ledge late in the afternoon and into the night. Snapper reports remain fair to good this week for the most part.
INSHORE- Catch and release snook fishing will remain the best bet on the inshore side of things. With high air and water temps try fishing very early or late in the day for best results. The snook will be around the bridges at night, especially those close to the inlets. The inlets are no doubt the best bet right now for finding the snook. Mangrove snapper action has been fair inshore. Live shrimp (If you can find them) or small pilchards are a great bait option for the mangrove snapper.
SURF/PIER- The main game in town right now along the beach and at the pier will be snook. For the most part live croakers and sandperch will be the best bet for the snook (especially the bigger ones). Don't overlook a chunk of dead bait as an option for the snook as well. If your into throwing lures for the snook a small paddletail or bucktail jig is good during the day. At night throw bigger swimbaits and flair hawk jigs for best results. North of Jupiter Inlet the tarpon are still around in good numbers. They are still hanging around the minnow schools for the most part and remain locked on smaller baits. Hogy paddletails remain a great lure choice around the minnow schools. A handful of Spanish Mackerel around, as well as good numbers of blue runners in the surf as well.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
West winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south southwest 5 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots in the afternoon. Seas less than 2 feet. Period 9 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Chance of showers. Chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
South southwest winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then showers likely and chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
South southwest winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
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