OFFSHORE- The marine forecast is looking very nice for the upcoming weekend; be sure to take advantage! Fishing patterns out of Jupiter and Palm Beach(Lake Worth) Inlets are slowly shifting away from summer towards fall and winter patterns. The bonita are moving off the 120' ledge and the small blackfin tuna are showing up in 200-300' of water. The best blackfin action will be from Palm Beach Inlet south, most likely in 200-300'. Try trolling small daisy chains or small trolling feathers for the blackfins. Most of the blackfins are small football size, but the occasional 5-10lber will pop up to keep things interesting. Dolphin are around, but have been very very scattered location wise. One day the dolphin are on a weedline twenty miles offshore, and the next day they are in 90' along the reef. Sailfish action continues to improve, and should get better with each front that pushes down. The sailfish have been anywhere from 150' of water out to as deep as 600'. Snapper fishing has been on the slow side.
INSHORE- Snook fishing has been good in Jupiter. The Loxahatchee River is holding a good number of snook. Look for the snook to be active early morning, late afternoon, and at night; especially when the schools of finger mullet are around. Live finger mullet, or lures resembling mullet(DOA Baitbuster is my top choice), are a great choice this time of year. Snook fishing around the bridges has been good at night as well. Inshore action on the Hobe Sound flats is slowly improving with our slow shift in the weather. The fishing inshore will still be best early morning and late in the afternoon. Scattered reports of some late season mangrove snapper still trickling in.
SURF/PIER- Still getting reports of some nice schools of mullet off the beach from Stuart north, with tarpon and big snook hanging around them. Look for the schools of mullet to have the most activity around them early and late in the day. The snook are still hanging around the Juno Beach PIer. Lots of blue runners at the pier, with a few scattered spanish mackerel mixed in as well. The Juno Beach Pier also had a few small king fish around this week as well. Throwing lures (Rapala X-Raps especially) early in the morning and then again late in the afternoon was producing a fair amount of action at the Pier this week.
Good Luck Everyone,