OFFSHORE- Another really nice looking forecast for the weekend! Time to take advantage of these conditions...fall/winter conditions are just around the corner. Dolphin fishing was good agin this week; with best reports continuing to come from out in the deep. 800-1200' of water seems to be a pretty good bet to look for the dolphin. Bonita strips, squid, and small trolling feathers have been a great choice for covering water and locating the dolphin. The moon is getting bigger this week (Full on Monday), so we would expect to start hearing some good wahoo reports. A few have been caught this week in 150-300' of water. Kingfish action remains pretty good along the 120' ledge. Solid snapper bite again this week. Some really nice muttons coming in again this week! Sardines and bonita chunks will be top bait choices on the bottom.
INSHORE- Good inshore fishing this week. The finger mullet are showing up inshore, and the fish are close behind. Snook fishing has been really good this week, and should only continue to improve. Lots of snook in all the usual spots (Bridges, spillways, inlets, you name it...) so get out after them and fish to your strengths. Jacks and tarpon are also around in good numbers with the finger mullet. The finger mullet tend to be most active at night or during lowlight periods of the day. When the sun is up and the boat traffic is heavy they tend to push down deeper. Beat this problem by looking for canals and spots not on the beaten path (yes...it's getting harder and harder to find them I know!)
SURF/PIER- The mullet run has kicked off, and the fishing has really fired up this week. Snook, tarpon, jacks, and a host of others are all taking advantage of the nearly endless food supply. Look for the mullet to move and be most active first thing in the morning and then again late in the afternoon. Fish live mullet on the edge of the school or weighted below for best luck. The Juno Beach Pier was good again this week; with a scattering of both Spanish and King Mackerel around. Starting to hear a few pompano reports a little up to the north...won't be long now on them!!!
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...South winds around 5 knots. Seas less than 2 feet. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters smooth. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon.
SATURDAY...East winds around 5 knots. Seas less than 2 feet. Intracoastal waters smooth. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
SUNDAY...East northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
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