Beautiful looking weekend coming up...GO FISH!
OFFSHORE- The big news this week was the good wahoo bite. THe backside of the July full moon was really good for the wahoo; with wahoo being caught from Boynton Inlet all the way up to Jupiter Inlet. Low light period of the day produced the best bite for the wahoo. It seems like split tail mullet and horse rigged ballyhoo are somewhat out fishing the lures; but more than a few wahoo have been caught on Yo-Zuri Bonita plugs over the past week. As the moon falls further away from full expect the wahoo bite to slow; but fair catches should continue over the next few weeks (and get ready for the August full moon...We have a feeling it's going to be a really good one!). Dolphin fishing is still hit or miss, with lots of running required to have the best chance at finding some mahi-mahi. Inside the 120' ledge fishing remains very very good; just maybe not for the most desirable of species. Scattered large kingfish, loads of bonita, and sharks are making short work of any livebaits around the 120' ledge from Juno PIer north to Jupiter Inlet. Snapper fishing sounds like it is on the rise again as the water is getting back to normal. Stick with sardines and squid for the snapper.
INSHORE- Catch and release snook fishing remains stellar inshore right now. Heavy rains have the some truly massive snook hanging around the spillways. FIsh heavy jigs and swimbaits for best results at the spillways. Snook are still biting very well around the bridges at night. With more bait (mainly small pilchards) moving inshore, mangrove snapper action has steadily increased. Keep the terminal tackle, leader, and lead to a minimum for best luck with the snapper. MacArthur State Park and Munyon Island are producing some nice snook and even a few trout. Fish deeper potholes and channels through the flats for best luck.
SURF/PIER- The big news this week was the large amount of bait finally making its way to the Juno Beach Fishing Pier. With the bait have been lots of nice snook, bonita, jacks, tarpon, and some sharks. Lots of good action early on Rapala X-Raps and then live baits as the sun begins to come up. Along the beach big snook are continuing to cruise the first trough looking for croaker and sandperch. Reports of a few redfish hanging out with the masses of snook at Jupiter Inlet have also come in this week.
Lots of good stuff going on right now, time to go fishing!
Good Luck this weekend!!!
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