OFFSHORE- Dolphin reports continue to come in halfway decent(for those willing to go find them). Most dolphin catches are coming outside of 500' of water; and the vast majority being outside of 1000'. No huge dolphin around, but a few that do require a gaff are being caught. Kingfish remain scattered up and down the line from south of Palm Beach Inlet to the Loran Tower. No wahoo reports to really speak of, but that bite should improve as the moon starts to get bigger. Decent number of sailfish around last week. Mixed reports on the bottom fishing. Bonita are still around in good numbers; but seem to be starting to taper off a bit.
INSHORE- Main game in town on the inshore side of things remains the catch and release snook fishing( just a couple weekends away from inviting a slot size fish or two home for dinner though). The snook have been most active at night around dock lights and bridges; or late in the afternoon along seawalls and boat docks with decent current. Flair hawk jigs, SpoolTek's, and Tsunami Swimbaits have all been good lure choices for snook around the bridges. Rapala X-Raps and Yo-Zuri 3DS minnows have been hot around the docklights. Been a few random redfish mixed in with the snook as well at night. No target-able numbers of reds; but more than a handful have been caught over the last week or two. A few resident tarpon around, and they seem to be getting a little more active with the first trickles of mullet coming through. The Hobe Sound Flats continue to produce a nice little mixed bag of fish early in the morning and then again late in the afternoon.
SURF/PIER- The surf action was very good again this week. Hobe Sound beach was the best with large schools of glass minnows around. In eating the glass minnows were a good number of tarpon, snook, jacks, and Spanish Mackerel. The bobber rig with a clark spoon is a solid choice for action. The snook and tarpon are a little tricky; but a well presented Rapala X-Rap or unweighted jerkbait could get the bite. A decent number of sharks were hanging around the same area as well. Surprisingly, Hobe Sound has also had a decent little pompano bite going on. Jupiter Inlet saw a few days of similar glass minnow action with snook and a few tarpon around. Juno Beach Pier reports also improved drastically late in the week. Snook, bonita, mackerel, were all caught pretty good off the pier; and a few big tarpon cruised through as well.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning.
SATURDAY...East southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning...then a chance of showers and thunderstorms.
SUNDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas less than 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
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