OFFSHORE- Great looking forecast for the upcoming weekend. The last week saw a pretty standard summertime fishing pattern. Dolphin fishing remains very good for some, fair for others, and downright lousy for the rest. It's all about luck with the dolphin right now; as the reports on them are coming in from 120-1500' of water. For the most part, the better more reliable reports continue to come in from outside of 1000' of water. With that said...don't run past good fishy looking water to get out deeper. Trolling bonita strips and squid remains a super choice for the dolphin. If you get lucky and find good floating debris offshore and dolphin around; be sure to have a jig to send down deep for a lurking wahoo. Speaking of wahoo, reports overall were a bit slow on the past moon. With that said, a few really nice fish have been caught. Including a 94lb wahoo out of Boyton Beach (I saw the picture, but didn't get any details). Still should be a few wahoo around this week. KIngfish action is fair, with a scattering of kings up and down the line. It's not a huge number of fish, but a fair slow pick for those spending the time looking for them. Snapper fishing was very good again this week. A little slower than usual tide has the snapper biting pretty good. Sardines will remain the bait of choice for the snapper.
INSHORE- Fairly standard inshore report this week. As usual best action will remain catch and release snook fishing, especially in/around the inlets. Live croaker or sandperch are the top baits for the biggest snook. In along the seawalls live mullet will be a top bait choice for the snook and jacks. Should just be a few weeks away from the start of the fall mullet run. Keep an eye on the weather...a north breeze will get them pointed south i a hurry. Other inshore action is fairly slow. Has been a good number of mangrove snapper inshore. Small live pilchards and live shrimp are a good bet for the snapper.
SURF/PIER- Surf fishing, by summer time standards, has been very good this week. The snook have been cruising the beach in good numbers, along with a few tarpon and big jacks. Low light periods remain the best for the snook, though high sun can provide good sight fishing opportunities. For those looking for good action; the croakers, sandperch, and even a pompano or two are biting pieces of shrimp on a bottom rig. Fair scattering of summertime Spanish Mackerel around; though not in the same numbers we saw over the past week or two. The Juno Beach Pier snook bite has been a bit off this week, so look for better chances along the beach or in the inlets.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Chance of showers.
SATURDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas less than 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
SUNDAY...South southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas less than 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
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