OFFSHORE: Tough weather week has kept reports to somewhat of a minimum; though the upcoming weekend forecast looks good. Dolphin reports have improved for those finding a break in the weather and sneaking offshore. Best reports on the dolphin have come from 600' and deeper. The usual dolphin attracting stuff is the ticket; weedlines, rips, color changes, floating debris, and large concentrations of bait are your best starting points. Most of the dolphin have been in the 5-10lb range, with a few twenty pounders still in the mix. Scattered reports of blackfin tuna still coming in, with 200-350' of water seeming to be the best depth for the tuna. Small daisy chains, trolling feathers, and trolling squid are good baits for the tuna. June full moon is coming...wahoo action should start to improve over the next coming weeks. Kingfish action improved along the edge this week. Early morning and late afternoon bite has been best on the kings. Throat hooked live baits and deeper trolling baits are the way to go for the kings. (Watch the clip on the bottom of Captain Eric's website www.junobeachcharterfishing.com for some awesome kingfish tips and tricks) Snapper reports are still good, though it has been awfully tough to get them up past the sharks. Nice mixed bag of mutton, yellowtail, and mangrove snapper in the mix. Fresh sardines, bonita chunks, and squid are the bottom baits of choice.
INSHORE: Mangrove snapper are starting to show up inshore in better numbers. Look for the mangroves to be around docks with some deeper water, bridges, and marinas with good current. Small live pilchards and live shrimp are great choices for the mangroves. Catch and release snook fishing has been very good. Look for the snook around boat docks and seawalls early in the morning, and around the bridges at night. Big baits will get bites right now, so don't be afraid to chunk the big stuff. Sandperch action has been good around are bridges, with fresh pieces of cut shrimp being the baits of choice.
SURF/PIER: Still a few die hard pompano anglers putting the time in on the beach catching a few pompano early each morning and late each afternoon. With calm clear water being the main condition keep the leader light and terminal tackle minimal to get the most bites. Fair number of croakers in the first trough. Catch and release snook action along the beach has been good, and should continue to improve as we move towards the full moon. Look for the best snook action to go down early in the morning and late in the afternoon. The snook can be seen all day long cruising the first trough, but in high light conditions they are tough to trick. A few fair tarpon reports trickling in.
FRIDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST SOUTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 3 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
SATURDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH SOUTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS .SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST NORTHEAST IN THE MORNING. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. 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 SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.