OFFSHORE- Dolphin fishing has been very good for the last few weeks, and that should continue through the weekend. The best dolphin bite has been in 700-1000' of water recently, but the fish could push in a bit closer this weekend with east winds in the forecast. Trolling ballyhoo, bonita strips, and squid have all been effective for catching the dolphin. The blackfin tuna are around in good numbers in 200-300' of water. Trolling small feathers and small daisy chains is the ticket for the blackfin. Look for the little football size tuna to be most active first thing in the morning ad then again late in the afternoon. Could also see some wahoo around this week with the full moon coming. KIngfish remain scattered up and down the 120' ledge in fair numbers. Snapper fishing has been very good, with some solid yellowtail reports coming in. Might be a little bumpy this weekend, but the fishing should be good if you can get out.
INSHORE- The mullet are starting to push through the ICW, and the snook have been close behind them. Tarpon, jacks, and a few redfish have also been following along with the mullet. It's easiest to find the mullet early/late in the day or at night. Boat traffic tends to put them down a little deeper, and makes them harder to find. The predators tend to take full advantage of the mullet coming to the surface during lowlight periods of the day. Live mullet fished on the outside edges of the school is the way to go if your into livebaiting. For lures try a Yo-Zuri Mag Darter or Hydro Pencil, Zara Spook, or Rapala X-Rap. The flats around Hobe Sound and Munyon Island are starting to really come to life as well with the mullet showing up.
SURF/PIER- The mullet run reports are starting to come in more frequently. The first arriving schols of mullet have been holding a lot of tarpon and snook. Best bet on fishing the schools is to try and find them early and late in the day. The predators tend to take advantage of the lowlight conditions and feed best/most then. Unlike inshore fishing, fishing the schools at night doesn't do much. THe mullet tend to break up a bit and move offshore at night, making them harder to catch. The Juno Beach Pier has been producing a fair number of Spanish Mackerel and blue runners over the past week. Still decent size schools of sardines hanging around, so be sure to take plenty of red #3 sabikis. Jupiter Inlet is still holding a nice number of snook, with the best bite seeming to go off just before sunrise.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER-
FRIDAY...East northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Period 3 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
SATURDAY THROUGH MONDAY...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
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