OFFSHORE- Reports were very slim this week with less than ideal conditions offshore. Dolphin fishing remains very hit or miss, with the fish being very scattered. No great depth to speak of, better to start hunting for fishy looking water (birds, rips, weedlines, bait, etc...). The moon is starting to get bigger, could start to see some wahoo showing up. Kingfish remain scattered along the 120' ledge. No signs of the summertime bonita thinning out just yet. Snapper reports remain pretty good in 60-90' of water. Sardines willbe the bait of choice for the snapper.
INSHORE- Snook season is right around the corner...should be a good weekend to do a little scouting. The snook are still in the inlets (though they are thinning out a bit), around the bridges, and at the spillways. Look for the snook to start keying in on mullet as the first trickles of the mullet run begin to trickle in. While snook will be the main game in town, a fair number of jacks and tarpon should begin to push inshore with the arriving mullet. Mangrove snapper action has been fair inshore, with a few good size ones being reported. The flats around Munyan Isalnd are still a bit quiet, but a few snook, jacks, and maybe even a redfish may make it worth a quick look.
SURF/PIER- Rougher weather earlier in the week had the Juno Beach Pier fishing fired up pretty good. With the conditions right snook were biting jigs and swimbaits in the surf good. The Spanish Mackerel have also been around in good numbers at the pier. Crappie Jigs and small swimming plugs are a great choice for the macs. Heard some good reports this week of croakers showing back up around the pier. Snook season is right around the corner...as usual the pier will be a good spot to start the search for a keeper. Scattered reports of some mullet schools north of Jupiter...won't be long now before we start seeing some good numbers of mullet on the beach. A few scattered pompano reports this week. A little early for the pompano, but a east wind always seems to push a few in.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...South southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas less than 2 feet. Period 3 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning. Chance of showers . Chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
SATURDAY...South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas less than 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
SUNDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas less than 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon.
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