OFFSHORE: Wahoo reports were very good this week, and the bite should stay strong right through the weekend. Backside of the July full moon is about as primetime as it gets for catching a wahho. Look for the wahoo to be thickest in 150-350' of water (Yes the bonita are bad...no you can't avoid them). Fish early and late for the best chance at a wahoo. High speed trolling with lures or pulling natural baits (Split tail mullet and strips) behind a planer or trolling sinker will both produce a fair number of wahho bites. High speed trolling (sometimes) will help keep the bonita bites to a minimum. Kingfish bite remains good along the 120' ledge. As mentioned, lots of bonita around. Dolphin fishing was fair again this week, with the better dolphin reports coming in from way offshore. SNapper fishing was a bit hit or miss this week.
INSHORE: Catch and release snook fishing remains the best bet inshore right now. Look for the snook to be most active during lowlight periods of the day and at night. Look for most snook bites to be best on outgoing tide. Mangrove snapper are around in fair numbers. Sandperch are biting well in the ICW. Smal;l pieces of shrimp is a solid bet for the sandperch.
SURF/PIER: Snook fishing remains fair to good along the beach; especially early in the morning and late in the afternoon. The night bite has also been good for the snook along the beach. Spoolteks and large swimbaits have been working well at night, while small paddle tails and jigs have been better during the day. Hard to beat a live croaker though anytime of the day. A few tarpon have been pushing north along local beaches, and reports have a good number of tarpon feeding along the beaches up to the north of us. Croakers, and sandperch are biting pieces of shrimp in the first trough. Snook bite in Jupiter Inlet improved this week. The JUno Beach Pier has also been producing a fair number of mangrove snapper early in the morning. Cut sardines and live shrimp are a good choice for the snapper.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Period 4 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.
SATURDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
SUNDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
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