OFFSHORE: Fairly standard summertime fishing offshore this week. Out deep the dolphin fishing remained fair to good depending on your luck. A few boats found them really good, while others on the hunt didn't see quite as much. Best depth range for the dolphin seems to be in the 1300-1600' range overall. Trolling bonita strips and squid has been effective again this week. A few wahoo reports on the backside of the moon; but nothing like last week. Trolling the Nomad DTX still continues to produce a few; as does the planer or trolling sinker with a split tail mullet behind it. Kingfish bite remains pretty strong along the 120' ledge. Best bite on the kings has been early morning or very late afternoon. The current slowed down this week; allowing for some very good snapper fishing this week along the bottom. Good sized mutton snapper reported; along with some flag yellowtail all primarily on sardines and squid.
INSHORE: Catch and release snook fishing remains very good inshore right now. While the inlets are still holding a bulk of the fish, more and more are beginning to spin off into their late summer/early fall hangouts (In other words...it's hopefully not too too long before the mullet start running!). A walk the dog topwater, like a Yo-Zuri Topknock or Hydro Pencil, is a killer way to go for the snook right now. It will work best early in the morning and late in the afternoon. During the day it's all about swimming mullet under boat docks and along seawalls with current. A few tarpon and jacks should be in the mix with the snook. Mangrove snapper reports slowed a bit this week, but still a few around for sure.
SURF/PIER: This week saw some really good catch and release snook fishing along the beach; along with the arrival of a good number of tarpon. The snook and tarpon remain most active first thing in the morning and late in the afternoon. Been a lot of small pilchards around. Find the pilchards and the snook and tarpon are likely not too far behind. It's early I know...but the first small little schools of mullet made a little showing this week. It won't be that long and it will be full on mullet run! The Juno Beach Pier has been holding a few blue runners and the occasional Spanish Mackerel this week, along with the snook.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRI...S SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft. Period 8 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A slight chance of showers and tstms in the afternoon.
SAT...E SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A chance of showers and tstms.
SUN...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Intracoastal waters light chop. A chance of showers and tstms.
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