Weekend Fishing Forecast (9/9-9/11/16)

OFFSHORE:  Rough weather reports this week have kept reports to a minimum, but the weekend forecast isn't looking too bad at this point.  The moon is getting bigger and with it should hopefully come a nice bite from the wahoo.     This is the time of year the bonita thin out and the small blackfin tuna show up in decent numbers in 200-300' of water.  The wahoo will begin to key in on the tasty little blackfin tuna, so keep that in mind when looking for them.  A split tail or horse mullet behind a trolling sinker or planer is a good way to go for the wahoo.  No strong reports on dolphin, but conditions look good to hopefully get a little push of fish coming through.  Scattered kingfish inside the 120' ledge.  Mixed reports on the snapper.

INSHORE:  The finger mullet are starting to trickle through, and the inshore fishing is firing up with their arrival.  Snook fishing has been good the past week, and should only improve as more mullet push through.  The bridges are holding fish at night on outgoing tide, while the Loxahatchee River and ICW have their fair share of fish along seawalls and tucked under boat docks.  In addition to the snook, the mullet are also attracting a good number of jacks, some tarpon, and even a few redfish.  Find the pods of bait and the fish won't be fair behind.

SURF/PIER:  Rough surf slowed the fishing down, but as it subsides look for very good fishing to fire up in the near future.  The mullet are showing along the beach and the snook, tarpon, jacks, sharks, bluefish, and host of others are tagging along.  The early pods of mullet are a great place to target snook that have switched their mindset from spawning to gorging themselves with easy meals.  The Juno Beach Pier has had good action on spanish mackerel, small jacks, snook, tarpon, and even a few kingfish.  It's a little early but even a few pompano reports are starting to trickle in.  Lots of good stuff going on right now...well worth giving it a shot if you can!

NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
SUNDAY...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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