Weekend Fishing Outlook (8/19-8/21/2016)

OFFSHORE:  Nice looking weekend for a trip offshore!  Summer is still here, time to take advantage before the season starts to change.  Dolphin fishing was a bit sporadic this week, with no great areas to speak of. The usual run and gun game will be the best bet for the dolphin.  The big attraction this week will no doubt be the wahoo fishing  The full moon will with any luck have the wahoo fired up and biting!  Weather report is favorable for high speed trolling finally, and the wahoo will no doubt also be eating split tail mullet and horse ballyhoo down deep.  Those not equipped to pull large trolling leads or planers can increase the wahoo chance by putting a large lipped diving plug out in the spread.  Kingfish continue to bite pretty good out of Jupiter Inlet.  Low light periods of the day will be key for kingfish, and live sardines certainly won't hurt either.  Look for the wahoo to be in 120-250' and the kings in 90-120'.  Snapper fishing remains fair out of both Palm Beach and Jupiter Inlets this week.  Sardines and squid remain the toil producing bottom baits.

INSHORE:  Catch and release snook fishing remains the best bet inshore right now.  The snook are fired up around the bridges at night, and some big females can be sightcasted off seawalls early each morning in the river right now.  The outgoing tide will produce best around the bridges, while low light periods are key for having any luck with the snook in the river.  Large flair hawk style jigs, swim baits, and bigger live baits are all great choices for the snook right now.  The mangrove snapper are biting around area bridges at night on small live pilchards and shrimp.  Resident tarpon are popping live shrimp around dock lights at night in the ICW.

SURF/PIER:  The Juno Beach Pier had some nice fishing this week, though the calm forecast is not ideal for the weekend.  Spanish Mackerel have been around the pier in fair numbers.  The bobber rig and small live baits are good choices for the macs right now.  Bonita continue to push the bait around, and are a lot of fun to hook on light tackle.  Catch and release snook fishing remains hot.  A few mangrove snapper are biting each morning.  Croaker are biting small live shrimp in the surf.  Lots of good stuff going on right now.

NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
SYNOPSIS... FAVORABLE BOATING CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THE WEEKEND AS WEAK HIGH PRESSURE CONTINUES TO INFLUENCE THE REGION. LIGHT WINDS CAN BE EXPECTED WITH THE INFLUENCE OF THE SEABREEZES ALONG BOTH COASTS IN THE AFTERNOONS. THERE IS A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE WEEKEND, MAINLY DURING THE NIGHTS AND MORNINGS. .GULF STREAM HAZARDS...NONE.

FRIDAY...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS LESS THAN 2 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 3 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS SMOOTH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
SATURDAY...SOUTH SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS LESS THAN 2 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
SUNDAY...SOUTH SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS LESS THAN 2 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS SMOOTH.

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