Weekend Fishing Outlook (7/15-7/17/2016)

OFFSHORE:  

Fishing has been hit or miss this week, but things are looking up for the next few days.  Weather forecast looks promising, and a little east wind in the forecast should prove very helpful in pushing some dolphin in a little closer.  Dolphin fishing this time of year is heavily dependent on floating structure, weed lines, current rips, and bait.  Save the fuel on blind trolling and instead look for those type of things before putting the baits out. In closer to the edge blackfin tuna continue to bite well in 200-300' of water.  Small jet heads and trolling feathers are the way to go for the blackfins.  Look for the tasty little tunas to be most active during lowlight periods of the day.  Also around the tuna should be some wahoo.  The July full moon is all but here; should be a very good weekend to try and catch a striped one.   High speeding or split tail mullet down deep should give you a good chance at a wahoo.  Look for the wahoo to bite best during low light periods and/or on a falling tide if you are near Jupiter or Lake Worth Inlets.  Scattered kingfish bite along the 120' ledge on live baits.  Lots of live along the ledge right now.  Bulk of the action will be large blue runners, bonita, and sharks; but it is a catch 22 situation as a lot of other good stuff is mixed in.  It just takes some patience to pick through all of the other stuff.  Snapper fishing remains fair.  Clean water and north current will ultimately lead to the snapper, so try and find both if you can.

INSHORE:  

Catch and release snook fishing remains the main game in town on the inshore side of things right now.  Fish low light periods and at night for best luck with the snook.  Outgoing tides will tend to produce a little better, but don't rule out the incoming tide.  Mangrove snapper action has been good inshore, with bridges and deeper boat docks seeming to hold a decent number of snapper right now.  AS the continuing theme goes on...look for the snapper to bite best during low light periods of the day and at night.  Small live pilchards and live shrimp are hard to beat for the mangroves.

SURF/PIER:  

Catch and release snook fishing remains the main game in town.  The snook are being caught in good numbers around the inlets, along the beach, and at the Juno Beach Pier in good numbers.  Lure fisherman will do best on the snook early in the morning and late in the afternoon.  Those using live baits will find luck throughout the day, especially on the tides.  Moving waiter is key at the inlet, while high tide gets them closer to to the beach.  The Juno Beach Pier had a nice mixed bag of species this week.  A few spanish mackerel were caught, sand perch and croakers were still in the first trough, a few mangroves were caught, snook action remains good, and a good number of bonita have been pushing through.  Even heard of a few pompano on the beach this week...a little more east wind may turn into a few more pomps this weekend!

NOAA MARINE WEATHER:

FRIDAY...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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