OFFSHORE- The fishing has been pretty good this week offshore, with a nice mixture os species around. Those running offshore have still been finding pretty good dolphin action (see picture below of a nice one caught by customers of Capt. James http://fishcastings.com this week) East winds should help push the 'fins in a bit closer for the weekend. Trolling a assortment of small ballyhoo, bonita strips, squid, and small jet head lures is a good choice for the dolphin; as is drifting and chunking with sardines. Should the good looking water, debris, rips, bait, etc...find its way in to 200-300' of water; be sure to keep a small daisy chain out for the blackfin tuna that have been around. A few sailfish have been hanging around in 120-250' of water; and numbers of sails should begin to increase with each north breeze we get. Snapper fishing has been very good this week, with some good mutton catches coming in. Kinda surprising considering the dirty water, but the snapper don't seem to care. (Picture below of a nice snapper limit by Capt. Eric http://freighttrainfishing.com)
INSHORE- Snook fishing remains very good inshore as the number of mullet continue to increase. The bridges are producing at night, especially on outgoing tide. Spooltek swim baits and flair hawk jigs have been the top producing lures, and a live mullet is not likely to go ignored for long. The finger mullet are moving around mainly at night, so don't be afraid to give up some sleep for some great inshore action. The tarpon (mainly 20-50') are also hanging around the mullet schools. The Hobe Sound flats, Loxahatchee River, and Munyon Island/Lake Worth Lagoon are all holding some finger mullet. Mixed in with the snook and tarpon will no doubt be a lot of jacks and ladyfish. During the day a Vudu Mullet, Rapala X-Rap, and Zara Spook are all great lure choices. Mangrove snapper action has slowed inshore, but some are still being caught.
SURF/PIER- The water has been very funky along the beach, but fishing hasn't been affected to much. Still some snook along the beach, as well as good numbers of tarpon following silver mullet schools. Bluefish are beginning to show in fair numbers, as are ladyfish and jacks. A few spanish mackerel have been caught at the Juno Beach Pier this week, as have a handful of pompano. The blacktip sharks are filling in in very good numbers as well. Lots of action along the beach this week, well worth a trip!
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