OFFSHORE- Dolphin fishing fired back up pretty good this week. Most of the dolphin reports continue to come in 800-1300' of water. Best action has been around floating debris or well formed weedlines out deep; and not as much out in open water. In other words...wait to see something before you put the baits out; or opt for pulling lures at quicker speeds to cover water. Around floating stuff throw out a little chum, and the dolphin should show up pretty quick if they are around. In a little closer the blackfin tuna bit a little better this week than they have in recent weeks (250-350' seemed to be the range to find the Blackfin).
Wahoo action was spotty at best, but still a few caught. Kingfish action remains good along the 120' ledge, with the best bites coming early in the morning and late in the afternoon. Snapper fishing remained steady this week. Muttons made up most of the bite, with a few yellowtail and mangrove snapper around as well.
INSHORE- One more weekend of catch and release snook fishing before season opens next week...and the snook fishing remains very good. The Loxahatchee River continues to produce a solid topwater bite; especially early in the morning and late in the afternoon. Look for the snook to be most active in areas with current flow on them. A Yo-Zuri Hydro Pencil remains a solid choice. The new Yo-Zuri 3DS Inshore Pencil Popper has also been getting a lot of bites these days. Mixed in with the snook will no doubt be a few big jacks and occasional tarpon or two. Mangrove snapper continue to bite well around the bridges, especially at night. A few little pods of mullet popping up inshore...shouldn't be long now!
SURF/PIER- Snook fishing remains very very good along the beach, in the inlets, and at the pier right now. Lots of numbers of snook around, and plenty of big ones too! Best action as usual on the snook will be early morning, late afternoon, or at night. Lots of small pilchards around this week and that is largely what the snook have been keyed in on. A 3" NLBN Swimbait or small Yo-Zuri 3D Inshore twitchbait have both been great choices on the snook this week. A fair number of small tarpon mixed in with the snook this week as well. The Juno Beach Pier has been producing a great bite on blue runners and small bonito. A few mangrove snapper hanging around the pier as well.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRI...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 foot. Period 3 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A chance of showers and tstms.
SAT...E SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 foot. Intracoastal waters light chop. A chance of showers in the morning. A chance of tstms . Showers likely in the afternoon.
SUN...E SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 foot. Intracoastal waters light chop. Showers likely with a chance of tstms.
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