Nice looking forecast for the upcoming weekend. Fishing reports were slim this week, with the weather keeping the majority of people in early in the week. Light southeast and east winds should help blow some dolphin in from way offshore this weekend. No magic depth for the dolphin, so be prepared to look for them from 200' out to over a 1000'. The usual dolphin trolling spread or drifting and chumming should produce some bites. The wahoo bite was not super strong on the full moon, but a few were picked off. Less than ideal water conditions didn't help the wahoo bite, but don't be surprised if a few are caught this weekend on the backside of the moon. Kingfish and bonita are still hanging around the 120' ledge, as are the sharks. Snapper fishing remains good along the bottom, with a nice assortment of mutton, yellowtail, and mangrove snapper hanging around.
Catch and release snook fishing remains good around the bridges at night. Flair hawk jigs and big swim baits are good bait choices right now. Look for the outgoing tide to be the most productive. Reports of the mangrove snapper moving inshore are starting to ramp up. Best bet for the snapper is also going to be fishing at night Live shrimp and small live pilchards will make good baits for the snapper. Other inshore action is slow. For best luck definitely be sure to fish during low light periods of the day.
Snook are the main game in town right now along the beach and pier. They will be feeding best early and late in the day. This is also the best time to get a chance at a tarpon cruising the beach. Croaker are biting small live sand fleas and small live shrimp in the first trough. Maybe a few big jacks cruising the beach as well.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS...MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
SATURDAY...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.