OFFSHORE- So far the July full moon wahoo fishing has not disappointed! Been a pretty good number of wahoos caught this week; including a few good sized ones. While a few have been caught high speed trolling: The most productive method seems to remain pulling bonita strips or a slit tail mullet down deep with a planer or trolling sinker. Early or late in the day the best bite on the wahoo will be in 120-200' of water. As the sun gets up higher in the sky look for the wahoo to slide out a little deeper (200-350' of water roughly). When that happens targeting them with live baits down deep becomes an option...you know because those Bonitas in along the edge don't eat your baits in the first ten seconds of them going in the water! Slower dolphin reports this week, but still a few out deep for these spending the time looking for them. Kingfish, and bonita of course, action remains solid in along the edge. Blackfin tuna bite slowed a bit this week, but still a pretty good number of them around. Snapper reports were a bit off early in the week (sounds like we had some cold water in on the bottom), but seemed to improve as the week went on.
INSHORE- The snook bite inshore remains very solid. Good topwater bite in the Loxahatchee River on moving water. A Yo-Zuri Hydro Pencil remains a really good lure choice. The NLBN Lil' Mullet will also do a really good job. If the topwater don't get them fired up, a live mullet fished patiently along a seawall shouldn't go unnoticed for too long at all. Mixed in with the snook should be a few bruiser jacks and the occasional tarpon or two as well. The Snook have also been biting good in Jupiter Inlet, along with a few Cubera Snapper. Mangrove snapper fishing has been pretty good at night with the full moon.
SURF/PIER- Catch and release snook fishing has been great over the past week. The seaweed let up a bit this week...and wow what a difference it makes when your not pulling grass off your lure or bait every cast! During the day a live croaker or sand perch has been the bait of choice for the snook; especially the bigger ones. A pilchard or sardine will also generally not go unnoticed too long by a hungry snook. At night a bigger swimbait (NLBN or SpoolTek) or Flair Hawk jig is a solid choice for the snook. Look for moving water (typically last of incoming or first of outgoing tide) to produce the most bites. Fair number of tarpon around this week along the beach; with the better numbers seeming to be up north of Jupiter Inlet. The Juno Beach Pier has had a few Spanish Mackerel and Blue Runners around; along with a few bonita and kingfish out on the end. Croakers have been biting decent in along the beach. Small pieces of shrimp or FishBites remain the top bait choice for the croakers.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRI...E SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. A chance of showers and tstms.
SAT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. A chance of tstms in the morning. Showers likely . Tstms likely in the afternoon.
SUN...S SE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to around 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Showers with a chance of tstms.
Thanks For Reading,
Captain Tim of www.arushcharters.com and a happy customer with a nice wahoo this week!