OFFSHORE- Less than ideal weather/ocean conditions have kept the vast majority of people at the dock this week, and also kept fishing reports almost nonexistent. Dolphin fishing should remain good offshore. Most of the better dolphin fishing has remained in the 1200-1600' of water range. Trolling along defined weed lines, current rips, or in areas of flying fish is a good bet for raising dolphin; as is drifting and chumming around floating debris. Blackfin tuna have been in 200-300' of water in fair numbers. Small dark colored trolling feathers and jet head lures are good choices for the blackfin. A small daisy chain of squid makes a great choice for the tasty little tuna. Keep a wahoo lure way out back for a chance at a wahoo also lurking around looking to pick off the little football sized blackfins. In along the 120' ledge the bonita and kingfish are starting to thin out a bit. Wahoo reports should begin to improve a bit as we begin to approach the full moon. Snapper fishing has been fair, with some decent muttons around.
INSHORE- Snook fishing has been the best bet inshore this week. Look for the spillways to fire up with all the rain over the past week. Flair hawk style jigs and big swim baits will be good lure choices inshore right now. Finger mullet schools have been pushing through, mainly at night; and the snook and occasional tarpon are right with them. The Loxahatchee River has had some big snook, and that should improve as the bait continuers to push in. Hobe Sound flats have been holding a fair number of finger mullet. Following along the bait should be a good number of jacks, ladyfish, and snook.
SURF/PIER- Rough conditions have made surf fishing a little tough this week. Look for the mullet to be around in good numbers over the next few weeks. Passing schools of mullet have had tarpon in them, and it won't be too long before the bluefish take the place of the snook following the mullet. A large swimming plug, silver spoon, or noisy topwater are a good choice around the mullet schools; as is of course a live mullet. The sharks are pushing through in pretty good numbers. Should start to see some really good surf fishing over the next few weeks.
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