OFFSHORE- Reports were fairly slim this week offshore...not surprising with excessive heat and school starting back up. Still a fair scattering of dolphin reports in 500-800' of water. Most of the dolphin remain on the small side; so keep the baits and lures on the small side for best results. Bonita strips, small trolling squid, and little tuna style feathers remain great choices for the dolphin. While we aren't on a key moon phase, wahoo reports remain consistent. A bonita strip or split tail mullet behind the planer is a good way to go for the wahoo. Nomad DTX Minnows also continue to produce some wahoo bites as well. In along the 120' ledge the kings are around in decent numbers. Early in the week saw a good pick on the kings in 90-130' of water from the Juno Beach Pier up to Jupiter Inlet. Still a lot of bonita in the same areas...so be prepared to pick through them to get the good stuff. Snapper fishing was decent this week; with a good number of mangrove, some yellowtail, and a few good mutton snapper around.
INSHORE- Hot air and water temps have the inshore fishing pretty slow overall. Catch and release snook fishing remains solid. The snook don't mind the heat. It's not quite "the hotter the better" for snook, but it's not far off. Look for low light periods (preferably on a tide change) to produce the best results for the snook. A monster snook crushing a topwater plug as the sun comes up is always a good way to start the day. A few jacks and possibly a tarpon or two could be in the mix as well. The snook are also biting nicely at night around the bridges. Again (as always), look for them to be most active on moving water. Snapper fishing remains pretty good inshore at night as well. Best bet for the snapper will be bridges with a good channel and moving water. Small pilchards, live shrimp, and chunks of sardine will all be good bait options for the snapper.
SURF/PIER- Surf fishing overall was a bit slow this week. Depending on the spot and conditions you may find a fair catch and release snook bite along beach, but overall pretty spotty. The Juno Beach Pier has continued to produce decent action over the past week. A good mix of blue runners and Spanish Mackerel made up a bulk of the action. The bobber rig with a clark spoon has been a top lure choice, with 1/8oz white crappie jigs also putting in the work. Bait has been in and out for the most part, but feeling small live baits is also effective. Catch and release snook fishing remains strong on the pier as well. A live sand perch has been the bait of choice for the snook; with the late afternoon bite being the most consistent.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRI...Along the coast, S SW winds 5 to 10 kt becoming E SE 10 to 15 kt. In the Gulf Stream, S winds 5 to 10 kt becoming E SE. Seas 1 foot. Period 3 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A slight chance of showers and tstms.
SAT...E SE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to around 20 kt along the coast to E SE 10 to 15 kt in the Gulf Stream. Seas 1 to 2 ft. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A chance of showers in the morning. A chance of tstms. Showers likely.
SUN...E SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Showers likely. A chance of tstms. A chance of showers after midnight.
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