OFFSHORE- Good fishing offshore continued this week, with a good mixed bag of action going on. Dolphin fishing remains above average for those willing to burn the fuel and go find them. Dolphin reports are coming in from 300-1500'; with no particular depth being better than another. The dolphin, for the most part, have been averaging 5-10 pounds. Look for the dolphin to be relating to weedlines, floating debris, or areas with large concentrations of bait. Trolling ballyhoo, bonita strips, squid, and small trolling feathers have all been working for the ballyhoo; as has chumming and chunking in productive looking areas. Blackfin tuna are biting early in the morning and late in the afternoon in 250-400' of water. Small daisy chains and trolling feathers remain very good choices for the blackfin. Kingfish bite has been good in 120' of water from south of Palm Beach Inlet to north of Jupiter Inlet. The kings are scattered up and down the line, and have been very willing to bite dead sardines over the past few days. The snapper bite has been good this week as well. Sardines remain the bait of choice for the snapper. Best snapper bite has been from the Juno Beach Pier to Jupiter Inlet in about 90' of water. Should also start to hear about some wahoo snapping as the moon is getting bigger. Definitely will be a good weekend to drag the high speed lures or split tail mullets around for a bit.
INSHORE- Catch and release snook fishing remains the main game in town right now on the inshore side of things. Look for the best bite to happen at night for the most part. SpoolTeks and Flair Hawk Jigs remain the top lure choice for the snook right now. Fair numbers of mangrove snapper moving around inshore as well as some sand perch. For all inshore fishing look for the most activity early and late in the day.
SURF/PIER- Catch and release snook fishing was better this week at the pier and along the beach; but remains a bit off overall. Look for the snook to be most active early in the morning, late in the afternoon, and also at night. The Juno Beach Pier has had a few Spanish Mackerel around. Crappie jigs and small clark spoons are the top lure choices for the macs. A fair number of mangrove snapper are hanging around the pier pilings, and they are happy to bite chunks of sardines early in the morning. Scattered croakers and sandperch are biting in the first trough on pieces of shrimp. Schools of jacks, and a few tarpon, are also moving along the beach.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...Winds south winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Period 3 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A chance of thunderstorms in the morning. A chance of showers through the day. A slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
SATURDAY...South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
SUNDAY...South southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas less than 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms.
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