OFFSHORE- Wahoo fishing has been good this week, and should remain that way through the weekend. High speed trolling with large inline trolling sinkers and heavy lures is a great way to target wahoo, especially early in the morning and late in the afternoon. Trolling split tail mullet or horse ballyhoo at slower speeds behind a planer or inline trolling sinker is also a good option for the wahoo. During low light periods of the day look for the wahoo to be in 100-300' of water, and a little deeper when the sun is up higher. Dolphin have been scattered offshore anywhere from 300-1500' of water. Look for the dolphin to be hanging tight to floating debris, weed lines, or around current rips and color changes. Kingfish remain scattered along the 120' ledge. The kings will bite a live bait (if it escapes the bonita) or a bonita strip trolled behind a planer. Snapper fishing remains good, with some nice muttons around. Sardines or bonita strips are great bait options for the snapper. Just reel those snapper in quick, the sharks like snapper too!
INSHORE- Catch and release snook fishing remains very good inshore right now. Lots of big fish in the Loxahatchee River right now, as well as the ICW. Throwing jigs and swim baits at night is a great choice. During the day large live baits around seawalls and docks is the best bet to get a big bite from a linesider. Mangrove snapper have been booting at night around the bridges, especially those closer to an inlet. Small live pilchards and sardines are great choices, with live shrimp coming in a close second. Other inshore action is a bit spotty at best. Look for anything else inshore to be feeding early in the morning, late in the afternoon, or at night.
SURF/PIER- Snook fishing remains the best game in town along the beach and at the pier. Plenty of big snook around right now, and for the most part they are fairly willing to eat. A Spooltek Swimbait is a great choice during low light periods of the day, and live bait is about the only option to get a bite in calm clear water. The snook are gobbling up live baits in the inlet right now, croakers especially are not lasting long at all these days. The Juno Beach Pier has a few bonita cruising around the T, and even a few stray kingfish. Croakers and whiting are around in the trough, and actually a handful of rumors about some pompano up towards Hobe Sound.
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FREIGHT TRAIN FISHING REPORT- Lots of good action offshore this week. Been catching a decent number of kings trolling. Snapper fishing remains good. Those looking to have a lot of fun can finds all the sharks and bonita they want to pull on right now!