OFFSHORE: Dolphin fishing slowed a bit this week, but still a pretty fair number of them around a little farther offshore. 800-1000' of water seems to be the best depth to have pretty consistent chance at the dolphin. While a majority of the dolphin have been on the smaller side; a few good gaffers remain in the mix. Trolling bonita strips and squid is a safe bet for the dolphin. Small jethead trolling lures are also a good bet for the dolphin: especially some with a little weight that can be trolled quick and really let you cover some water. With the full moon this week the main emphasis no doubt will be on wahoo. Weather conditions look great for the wahoo; hopefully the seaweed won't be too bad and allows for some good trolling presentations. High speed trolling has fallen off somewhat in popularity for the wahoo, but is still a productive way to go. The new favorite has become trolling Nomad DTX Minnows for it's simple appeal; and awesome results! Also very effective for catching wahoo will be pulling a big bonita strip (We have some beautiful ones in stock!) or split tail mullet behind a planer. Best depth for the wahoo will be 120-250' early in the morning and late in the afternoon. When the sun is up high, lok for the wahoo to slide out a little deeper. Kingfish action was not great this week; but a few are no doubt hanging along the 120' ledge. Snapper fishing was good this week. Some nice mutton and yellowtails around; along with a cobia or two. Sardines, as usual, remain the top bait choice.
INSHORE: Catch and release snook fishing remains good inshore right now. Some solid snook reports coming out of the Loxahatchee River over the past week. Best bet during the day is fishing mullet along seawalls and under boat docks. Use the current to your advantage; and let it sweep the baits to hungry (but very lazy!) snook. The snook bite around the bridges has remained good as well; with some solid fishing coming in on a flair hawk or big swimbait. A few good jacks around, as well as the occasional tarpon. A few good mangrove snapper reports this week; with some good size ones around. Small live pilchards and live shrimp are top bait choices for the snapper.
SURF/PIER: Seaweed continues to be a bit of a problem along the beach; so it's important to try and find a clearer area if you can for best luck. Catch and release snook fishing has been good along the beach, especially early in the morning and late in the afternoon. Small white paddle tails and swimming plugs (the new Yo-Zuri 3D Fingerling!) have been top producers for the snook. If your into super light tackle it's hard to beat a 1/8oz white crappie jig for the snook. The Juno Beach Pier and Jupiter Inlet both also continue to produce a super solid catch and release snook bite. The Juno Beach Pier has been seeing a good number of permit around. Definitely enough permit around to warrant slinging a crab out! The bonita have been showing at the pier in good number as well. Scattered Spanish Mackerel around. Both the pier and Jupiter Inlet have had some mangrove snapper around.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...South winds 5 to 10 knots. In the Gulf Stream, gusts up to 20 knots in the evening. Seas less than 2 feet. Period 3 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon.
SATURDAY...South southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas less than 2 feet. Period 2 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Showers and chance of thunderstorms.
SUNDAY...South southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Showers and chance of thunderstorms.
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