Weekend Fishing Outlook (9/16-9/18/2016)

OFFSHORE:  The offshore fishing hasn't been on fire, but those putting the time in are finding a nice little mixed bag of action.  The full moon is coming and that has many hoping that the wahoo will fire up.  Hasn't really happened this week, but don't be surprised to hear of some wahoo being picked at this weekend.  No dolphin reports to speak of, but some south southeast winds could change that this weekend.  Sailfish action has been fair this week, with a decent number being caught (or at least seen) in 150-200' of water from the Juno Beach Pier to north of Jupiter Inlet.  Live goggle eye, small blue runner, and small/medium silver mullet are dynamite bait choices for the sails right now.  The bonita are thinning out a bit, but are still around if your looking for some light tackle fun or future trolling strips.  Mixed in with the bonita have been a fair number of blackfin tuna, including a few good size ones.  Snapper fishing has been fair, with a few good muttons being picked at.  Sounds like the bottom bite has been pretty good out of Jupiter Inlet, while Palm Beach has been a little hit or miss.

INSHORE:  The mullet run has begun to find its way inshore.  The snook, tarpon, jacks, and even a few redfish are not far behind the schools of finger mullet flowing in with the tide.  A live finger mullet fished on the edge of the school is the best bet right now, but mullet like lures will work well for predators gorging themselves on easy meals right now.  Snook fishing remains good aside from the mullet run.  The bridges continue to produce some snook boîtes, mainly on outgoing tide.  Other inshore action has been spotty.  best bet right now is to look for the schools of mullet...the fish won't be far behind.

SURF/PIER:  Nothing like the mullet run for some all out great fishing (and if you can't get bites...at least your in for a good show!).  The snook, tarpon, jacks, sharks, bluefish, and host of others are following the mullet down the beach right now...gorging themselves on easy meals.  A live mullet fished on the outside edge of the school or under the school is a good way to get bit when dealing with a million mullet.  A large noisy topwater or large silver spoon is also a good lure choice when fishing the mullet run.  Try not to get stuck down in one particular spot when fishing the mullet run, but instead go light and be prepared to follow the mullet down the beach.  Lots of good stuff going on...get out and go catch em!

NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS SMOOTH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
SATURDAY...SOUTH SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS SMOOTH. ASLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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