OFFSHORE- Nice mixed bag of action offshore this week. Dolphin fishing picked back up this week, with most of the better dolphin reports coming from out a little deeper (800' plus). Trolling bonita strips, squid, and small ballyhoo will work for the dolphin; as will chumming around big weedlines and debris. The sailfish bite was good again this week as well; with a bulk of the sails hanging out in roughly 250-400' of water. A fair number of wahoo, including some solid sized ones, were caught this week on the backside of the full moon. Nice scattering of kingfish along the 120' ledge. Plenty of bonita around as well. Snapper reports were fair along the bottom this week, with sardines and squid producing the best results.
INSHORE- Catch and release snook fishing remains strong inshore right now. In addition to the snook in the Inlets, the Loxahatchee River bite remains strong as well. Live mullet are always a top bait choice in the river. The topwater bite has been strong early in the morning as well. A Yo-Zuri Hydro Pencil is always a good choice in the river. A few tarpon and jacks should be mixed in with the snook as well. Mangrove snapper reports slowed a bit this week, but still a few hanging around inshore. Best bite on the mangroves has been at night, especially around moving water.
SURF/PIER- Catch and release snook fishing remains very good on the Juno Beach Pier, in the Inlets (Palm Beach and Jupiter), and along the beach as well. The Juno Beach Pier bite has been best early in the morning and late in the afternoon. In the inlets the snook will bite best on moving water; typically last of incoming or first of the outgoing. Along the beach lowlight periods will generally be best for the snook. The seaweed has been kind of hit or miss along the beach (seems like every time I go I hit the seaweed jackpot!), which really is a huge factor in how the fishing will go. Bait wise it is hard to beat a live croaker or perch. For lures it will depend largely on the tome of day and water conditions: swing by the shop for all the top choices. The Juno Beach Pier has also been seeing a good number of tarpon these days. A freelined pilchard or NLBN swimbait will generally get the tarpon's attention. Blue Runners, scattered Spanish Mackerel, and a few Bonita will make up the rest of the pier action.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRI...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Period 5 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. A chance of showers and tstms.
SAT...E SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. A chance of showers and tstms.
SUN...E SE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to around 20 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. A chance of showers and tstms.
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