Offshore: A little slow on offshore reports this week (Not uncommon for that to happen this time of year!). The big hope this week is for a good wahoo bite with the coming full moon. Have started to hear some reports of a few being caught; so things are looking good so far! Trolling Nomad DTX minnows or a planer with a bonita strip have been producing just about the best for the wahoo. Look for 150-250' to be the best depth range to try and find a striped one. As usual with the wahoo early and late in the day will be the best; with tide changes being the second biggest factor in the equation. Dolphin reports slowed way down this week, but that was largely in part to less people taking the run out to look for them. Kingfish showed back up along the 120' ledge in pretty decent numbers this week. Drifting dead sardines on a knocker rig in 100-150' of water has been a pretty safe bet for the kingfish as of late. Bottom fishing reports seemed pretty mixed this week.
Inshore: Not much changes on the inshore side of things this time of year. Catch and release snook fishing remains the best bet inshore right now. Snook have been biting at the Spillways when open, in the inlets on the tides, and at the bridges at night. Lots of different ways to go out and target them right now. Mangrove snapper action also remains pretty fair inshore at the moment. Best bet has been at night around the bridges with live shrimp or small live baits for the mangroves. Still a bit early to see the finger mullet inshore...but it won't be long! Get ready it's about to be on!!!
Surf/Pier: Snook fishing remains the best bet along the beach these days. The summer spawning cycle is slowly starting to wrap up; and the first signs of mullet will further help pull the snook out of the inlets and onto the beach. While the snook feed all summer; the first mullet schools really ignite a bite that is just absolutely insane. Swimming plugs (Rapala X-Rap, Yo-Zuri Mag Darter, and a host of others) are a great choice to throw for the snook early and late n the day. When the sun is up and the water is clear stick to a smaller white jig or small soft plastic swimbait. Until the mullet show up, a croaker is a hard bait to beat for the snook. Jacks and a few tarpon have been spotted in the surf this week; but not in great numbers (Better numbers of them up the coast a bit). Mangrove snapper continue to bite well at the Juno Beach Pier. Live shrimp or small live pilchards remain top baits for there snapper. A decent number of Spanish Mackerel around the pier as well over the past week.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...Southeast winds 10 knots. Seas less than 2 feet. Period 3 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
SATURDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
SUNDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
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