OFFSHORE- Fishing slowed a bit offshore this week, but still remains pretty good. Dolphin reports were noticeably slower, with the fish seeming to spread out a bit more. Better dolphin reports continue to come from out a little deeper, with few fish coming inside of 800' of water. Southeast winds in the forecast could in theory help push some dolphin in a little closer. Sailfish bite remains really really good right now. The sails are a little deeper than their usual wintertime hangouts, with most being caught in like 225'-300' of water. Decent number of sailfish up and down the line; but this week saw them bite best north of Jupiter Inlet. If the wind is blowing the sails will come up on top for a kite bait, but be sure to keep at least a few baits down deep. The deep baits get a lot of bites this time of year. Kingfish bite has been good along the 120' ledge from the Juno Beach Pier to Jupiter Inlet. Best bite seems to be first thing in the morning, and then again as the sun is going down. The bite will no doubt change a bit this week with the building moon. Speaking of the moon...should be some wahoo caught this weekend. Full moon coming up next week will likely have those wahoo snapping this weekend. Trolling a Nomad DTX minnow or a bonita strip with a flashy sea-witch is a great way to go for the wahoo. Best depth on the wahoo should be 150-250' of water, especially early in the morning. Snapper reports were a bit slow this week. Sounds like the water was a little funky in on the reef. As the water conditions improve the snapper fishing should improve.
INSHORE- Catch and release snook fishing remains the main game in town right now. Lots of snook in the inlet and in the Loxahatchee River. The coming full moon will have the snook ready to spawn, so look for them to bite really good this weekend ahead of the moon. Topwater bite on the snook in the river has been great first thing in the morning, especially on moving water. Snook bite has also been good at night around the bridges. A few tarpon and jacks will no doubt be mixed in with the snook. Mangrove snapper have been biting well inshore. The mangroves will typically bite best at night on moving water. Small live pilchards or small chunks of sardines are a great bait choice for the mangroves.
SURF/PIER- Seaweed, slime grass, and silty water has made the surf fishing slow this week. If you get lucky and find a clean section of water/beach the snook are definitely around and biting. The Juno Beach Pier is dealing with the same conditions but fishing remains a bit better overall than the surf. Catch and release snook fishing remains the main game in town. Live croakers and sand perch are great baits for the big bites. Pilchards and sardines on the flatline will work good when the snook are up on top feeding. A good number of bonita and a few kingfish cruising through. A GT Ice Cream or diamond jig is a solid choice for both. A few Spanish Mackerel and blue runners around.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRI...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. A slight chance of showers in the morning. A slight chance of tstms. A chance of showers in the afternoon.
SAT...S SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A slight chance of showers in the morning. A slight chance of tstms. A chance of showers in the afternoon.
SUN...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 1 foot. Intracoastal waters light chop. A chance of showers with a slight chance of tstms in the afternoon.
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