OFFSHORE- Should be a wahoo kind of weekend..just on the back side of the full moon, and excellent looking conditions. Look for the wahoo bite to be pretty good up and down the line. High speed trolling early in the morning (just before sunrise till around 8AM) and late in the afternoon (6PM-just after sunset) is a good tactic for the wahoo. Yo-Zuri Bonita, Nomad MadMacs, and skirted jetted lures are all good choices for highspeeding for the wahoo. Look for the striped ones to be in 100-200' (Generally in/around the 120' ledge) of water during the lowlight periods of the day. As the sun gets higher in the sky look for the wahoo to be out a little deeper generally (200-350' of water is a good bet). Get the trolling baits (bonita strip or mullet is a great choice) down a little deeper with a trolling lead or planer, or fish a good deep diving plug like a Nomad DTX minnow. Dolphin fishing was fair this week. Similar patterns as of late with the dolphin. The dolphin remain scattered all over the place, with no rhyme or reason as to where they will be depth wise. Best reports on the dolphin seem to be coming in 900-1000' of water for the most part. Keep a deep jig ready to drop down under any floating debris that is holding dolphin; could be a hungry wahoo lurking below. Kingfish action remains good along the 120' ledge. Sardines are a hard bait choice to top for the kingfish. Lots of life along the 120' ledge with sharks, bonita, blue runners, and a host of others keeping the rods bent. Bottom fishing remains pretty good in 60-90' of water. Sardines will be a hard bait to beat for the snapper and other bottom fishing.
INSHORE- A few early season trickles of mullet coming through...won't be long till we really see a good number showing up inshore. Snook fishing remains the best bet inshore, with a handful of bruiser jacks and maybe a tarpon or two in the mix as well. Snook fishing will be good with live baits (mullet or pilchards are good choices inshore) during the day in the Loxahatchee River around good current based points and boat docks. Snook fishing has also been pretty good at night around the bridges. Flair Hawks and Swimbaits remain the top choices for the snook. They are keyed in on bigger baits, so don't be afraid to throw some larger lures at them. Last of the incoming and first of the outgoing will be good tides to fish. Mangrove snapper action has been fair inshore. Small live pilchards and live shrimp are great bait choices for the snapper.
SURF/PIER: Catch and release snook fishing has been good along the beach, at the Juno Beach Pier, and in Jupiter and Palm Beach Inlets as well. Look for the snook bite to be really good at night on the backside of the moon. The inlet bite will be best on the tides; and heavily bait dependent. For the inlet snook it's all about the croakers and sand perch. The Spanish Mackerel have been biting well at the Juno Beach Pier. Small Clark Spoons below a bobber rig are a great choice for the Macs, as is free-lining small live baits. A handful of big jacks cruising the beach, along with a few tarpon. The Juno Beach Pier has seen a few Bonita as well over the past week. Jupiter Inlet is producing a few mangrove snapper. Fair number of croaker and sand perch are biting small pieces of shrimp in the first trough.
FRIDAY...East southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas less than 2 feet. Period 3 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Chance of showers. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
SATURDAY...East southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas less than 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Slight chance of showers in the morning. Slight chance of thunderstorms through the day. Chance of showers in the afternoon.
SUNDAY...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas less than 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
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