OFFSHORE: No reports from the past week due to the weather. Expect a good dolphin bite after this rough patch of weather. Conditions look ideal to see a nice push of late summer/early fall dolphin come through. Best depth will be anybody's guess; but 200-400' of water should be a good starting point. Rough ocean has turned up a good amount of debris out there, so be careful running around. Should provide plenty of good stuff for the dolphin to hang out under though! The moon is starting to get bigger, which should help trigger a nice wahoo bite. Best depth to look for the wahoo should be 150-300' of water. Football size blackfin are definitely starting to take the place of some of the bonita in 120-200' of water. A small trolling feather is a great way to go for the blackfin. Kingfish remain scattered up and down the 120' ledge in fair numbers. Snapper fishing could fire up after this little patch of weather. Look for sardines to be the bait of choice for the snapper.
INSHORE: Good inshore action right now. The rough weather has helped to push a good number of mullet in the inlets and dispersed them throughout the ICW. Close behind the mullet have been a good number of snook, jacks, tarpon, and maybe even a redfish or two. Look for the best action to be during low light periods of the day, overcast conditions, or at night. The mullet tend to be the most active during these times, and the predators take full advantage of the easy meal. Try throwing a topwater lure (like a Chasebaits Drunken Mullet!) for some explosive strikes right now around the mullet. The bridge snook bite has been very good over the past week. A flair hawk jig or SpoolTek has been a solid lure choice for the snook.
SURF/PIER: Despite rough surf, the Juno Beach Pier has continued to produce a decent snook bite. With rough turned up conditions a Flair Hawk has been the lure of choice for the snook. Swim it low and slow for the best luck with the snook. White jigs have been the top color choice for the snook on the pier. Conditions look good for the pompano to bite once the water clears up a little bit. Sandfleas, FishBItes, and the new FishGum will be the bait of choice for the pompano. The mullet are defiantly coming down the beach in good numbers right now. Tarpon, jacks, snook, and some early season bluefish are all in tow with the mullet right now. Look for the mullet and predators to be the most active early in the morning and again late in the afternoon. The mullet have been flowing through both Jupiter and Palm Beach inlets in good numbers, and either is a good starting spot to look for some mullet schools.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
Friday Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet. Period 11 seconds. Northeast swell 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then showers and chance of thunderstorms.
FRIDAY NIGHT South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Period 10 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms.
SATURDAY South southeast winds around 5 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters smooth. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning. Showers likely. Chance of thunderstorms.
SATURDAY NIGHT South southeast winds around 5 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters smooth. Chance of showers through the night. Slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight.
SUNDAY East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas less than 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
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