OFFSHORE: Good dolphin fishing again this week. Didn't see quite the numbers of the past few weeks; but the overall size did seem to improve. No monster dolphin around; but a good number of 8-12lbers in the mix. Trolling bonita strips and squid has been a solid bet for the dolphin. Best depth has bounced around all over the place; but 500-600' depending on the conditions seems to be producing pretty consistent results. Lots of live in around the 120' ledge. It's primarily bonita; but they do bring a lot of others around including kings, wahoos, sharks, and more. A few wahoo around, and look for that to improve as we get closer to the next moon. Snapper fishing remains good along the bottom. A good mix of mutton, mangrove, and yellowtail snapper around. Sardines, as usual, will be the best bet on the bottom.
INSHORE: Snook fishing remains very good inshore right now. While a good majority of the snook are in/around Palm Beach and Jupiter Inlet; the ICW and Loxahatchee River are also holding a good number of fish. The snook inshore can't turn down a mullet fished along a seawall or splashing under a boat dock. Closer to the inlet the snook will be keyed in on sand perch and croakers. Still a pretty good jig and swimbait bite around the bridges at night. Outgoing tide (in a majority of spots) will be the best bet. Mangrove snapper are also biting around the bridges at night.
SURF/PIER: Catch and release snook fishing remains very strong along the beach. The snook fishing would be even better if the seaweed would give us a little break; but with east winds in the forecast that does not seem too likely. Look for lures that are weedless or semi weedless to produce the best. A Texas rigged soft plastic jerk bait is killer along the beach in these conditions. For best luck go with light natural colors and as light of fluorocarbon leader as you dare! Live croakers and sandperch will be the baits of choice to try and get those big snook in the surf. The Juno Beach Pier has had a few permit around this week, along with a few passing tarpon. The Jupiter Inlet has been producing a decent little snapper bite; with a few mangrove and cubera snapper being caught.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...East winds around 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
SATURDAY...East southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Period 3 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Showers likely in the morning. Chance of thunderstorms through the day. Chance of showers in the afternoon.
SUNDAY...East southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
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