OFFSHORE- Dolphin fishing remains good offshore these days. The best depth for the dolphin seems to be in about 900-100' of water. The depth has bounced around a bit depending on conditions (all the usual factors like current rips, weedlines, etc), but 1000' overall seems to be a fairly safe starting point. Overall a lot of the fish are on the smaller side, so keep the baits a bit smaller. Bonita strips and skirted trolling squid have been great choices for the dolphin. Most of the fish seem to be in smaller packs; and not so much big schools. Keep a casting rod ready to throw at followers; but don't be surprised to catch a double or triple on the troll and not see anymore around. The key has been to cover water and keep looking! Still a good summertime sailfish bite going on in 300-500' of water a lot of days; but conditions don't look quite right to really see numbers of them around this weekend. The wahoo bite never really turned on with the full moon last weekend; but still should be some around. Definitely worth pulling some big strips or a DTX minnow down deep to try and nab one. In along the 120' ledge the ocean is alive with action. It will be primarily bonito, sharks, and big blue runners around: But all that life draws other life; so kings, dolphin, wahoo, and others could all be in the same areas. Snapper fishing was a bit slower this week (not uncommon around lobster mini season); but conditions look good to give them a try this weekend. Sardines will be the bait of choice on the bottom. Don't be surprised to see a Cobia or two around...handful of them were caught this week!
INSHORE- Summertime heat has inshore fishing pretty slow currently, and conditions don't look to change much for the weekend. Snook fishing will be the best bet inshore. Look fort the snook to be most active early in the morning, late in the afternoon, and at night. Live mullet along a seawall is your best bet for the snook during the day. At night a flair hawk around the bridges is a good choice, especially on an outgoing tide. Mangrove snapper action remains fair inshore; especially at night.
SURF/PIER- Catch and release snook fishing remains the main game in town right now. The Juno Beach Pier snook bite has been very good; especially early in the morning and late in the afternoon. Live sand perch and croaker are your best bait choices for there big snook; but they can also be caught on pilchards and sardines as well. If you're into throwing lures try small white jigs and soft plastic paddle tails or small swimming plugs for best luck with the snook. Look for the snook to be in super close for the most part. At night a flair hawk or SpoolTek will be a solid choice; but those baits are lust a little large for calm water daylight conditions. The Juno Beach Pier has been holding a few summertime Spanish Mackerel; but not in huge numbers. Lots of blue runners around the pier to keep the rods bent. Still a few permit being spotted cruising the end of the pier. Good mangrove snapper action early in the morning at the pier. Live shrimp and small live pilchards are great bait choices for the snapper.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas less than 2 feet. Period 3 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
FRIDAY NIGHT...South winds 5 to 15 knots. Seas less than 2 feet. Period 3 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
SATURDAY...South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas less than 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
SATURDAY NIGHT...South southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas less than 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms through the night.
SUNDAY...South southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas less than 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
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