OFFSHORE- Summertime dolphin fishing remains fair to good depending on the day. As has been the case, the depth of the dolphin continues to bounce around all over the place; with reports coming from 300-1500' of water. Locating productive areas (defined weedlines, current rips, color changes, floating debris, etc...) will be huge in helping quicken the search. Wahoo fishing was good on the backside of the full moon, and should still be a fair number of fish around this weekend. KIngfish remain scattered up and down the 120' ledge. Snapper fishing remains very good on the bottom, with a good mixture of mutton and yellowtail being caught in 60-90' of water. Bonita remain around super thick, along with the sharks and massive blue runners.
INSHORE- Catch and release snook fishing remains the main stay on the inshore scene. The snook are largely in the inlets and surrounding areas. Of course there are always a few backcountry snook that don't leave if your looking to avoid the crowds. Hot weather doesn't really slow down the mangrove snapper bite inshore. Look for the bigger mangroves to be most active at night, especially around deeper bridges with a fair amount of current. Live shrimp and small live pilchards are top bait choices for the mangrove snapper.
Surf/Pier- Seaweed continues to be a day to day problem along the beach, but the cleaner days are providing pretty good action for summertime standards. A scattering of pompano are being caught extremely early each morning north of Jupiter Inlet. Sandfleas, Clams, and FIshBItes have been the ticket for the predawn pomps. Mixed in with the pompano have been some croaker and big sandperch. They will bite a little longer into the morning as well. Catch and release snook fishing remains very good along the beach, at the Juno Beach Pier, and in Jupiter and Palm Beach Inlets. FLair Hawk Jigs and big swimbaits are the ticket in the dark, while live croakers and sandperch are your best bet during the daylight hours. Rumor has it a few schools of mullet are being spotted north of Sebastin Inlet...another month or so and should be on here!
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...South southeast winds around 5 knots. Seas less than 2 feet. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters smooth. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then chance of showers in the afternoon.
SATURDAY...East southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Chance of thunderstorms in the morning. Chance of showers. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
SUNDAY...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
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