Offshore- Dolphin fishing has been good again this week in 500-700 feet of water. Trolling Ballyhoo, Bonita Strips, and squid has been very effective for getting the dolphin excited. Most of the dolphin have been in the 5-10lb range, with a few bigger ones in the mix that'll have you scrambling for the gaff. Kingfish action remains good along the 120' ledge, with some real smokers around right now. Snapper fishing, especially for muttons, has been great along the bottom this week. Sardines remain the bait of choice for the snapper.
The backside of the new moon could also have some wahoo chewing this weekend, though we have no reports to back that up just yet.
Inshore- Snook fishing remains the best bet inshore, and the first finger mullet arrivals have them very fired up. Best action for the snook will be at night as everything calms down and the bait starts to come up to the surface. Look for the snook, tarpon, jacks, and maybe even a few redfish to be following the finger mullet schools. If you don't have any luck finding the mullet, set up around likely ambush spots, seawalls, or bridges with good moving water. Live finger mullet are obviously a solid bait choice; while those looking to throw lures will do well with Yo-Zuri Mag Darters, DOA Bait Busters, and Rapala X-Raps.
Surf/Pier- Starting to see some pods of mullet, but full on mullet run is not yet here. Reports have large schools of mullet up towards Sebastian for those trying to track the progress. Snook fishing remains very good along the beach. Some days have been tough with the seaweed, but overall fishing remains good. Swimming plugs (Rapala X-Raps and Yo-Zuri Longcast) have been working well, as have Flair Hawk Jigs and big Swimbaits during lowlight periods of the day. When the sun is up a bit higher, it's hard to beat a live bait for the snook. Spanish Mackerel bite has been good this week at the Juno Beach Pier. The bobber rig/clark spoon combo remains a solid option for the Macs, as does freelining a small live bait. Mixed in with the Spanish Macs have been a few kingfish. A large swimming plug is also a good option for the kings.
NOAA Marine Weather-
FRIDAY...South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet with occasional seas to 9 feet. Period 10 seconds. North northeast swell 3 to 5 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
SATURDAY...South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
SUNDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
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