OFFSHORE- Bumpy conditions offshore kept reports a bit slim this week. A handful of scattered dolphin around, but no big numbers to speak of. Most of the dolphin seem to be coming in 300-600' of water; but with no super defined pattern to speak of. Large amounts of broken up seaweed has further complicated things. Dolphin have been on the smaller side for the most part. Lots of life around the 120' ledge right now. Bonito, King Mackerel, Blue Runners, sharks, and more are all around. Setting up a drift in about 120-150' (with a little chum) is a sure fire way to get some action going offshore. Drifting with some sardines (up near the surface, and suspended below as well) will definitely keep the rods bent. The moon is starting to get bigger, so could be some wahoo around this weekend. Snapper fishing remained good this week. Best bet bait wise is going to be sardines and bonita chunks.
INSHORE- The change in weather (some actual wind) has the inshore snook bite going pretty good. Look for the snook to be in the Loxhatchee River in good numbers. Live mullet, pilchards, and threadfins are all good baits to try and get the snook biting. Wind blown points, docks, and seawalls are all good spots. Try to time it with a moving tide for best results. Been a few good bruiser jacks cruising the seawalls as well. THe snook are biting at the spillways and bridges as well. Flair Hawks, SpoolTek's, and other bigger swimbaits are solid choices to throw at the snook right now. Inshore bite on the mangrove snapper improved as well this week.
SURF/PIER- Rough conditions (by summertime standards) and lots of seaweed had the surf bite a little tough this week. Those willing to fight through the weeds found a decent snook bite. The snook are in both Jupiter and Palm Beach Inlets in good numbers. The Juno Beach Pier has had good snok action, with a handful of tarpon around as well. Good number of Spanish Mackerel around the pier over the past few days. The bobber rig or crappie jig have been the best bets for the macs.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...East southeast winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Period 5 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning. Chance of showers. Chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
SATURDAY...East southeast winds around 15 knots with gusts to around 25 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Period 5 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
SUNDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Chance of showers in the morning. Chance of thunderstorms . Showers likely in the afternoon.
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