This summertime heat has the inshore fishing on the slower side this week, but on a good note, the Snook fishing is still on fire. With the heat being a bit of an issue, fishing the bridges at night will be your best option to pop a few of the Snook this week. Flair Hawk Jigs, big swimbaits and as always, live baits will produce you some quality Snook thumps. Mangrove Snapper reports have been coming in from the bridges again this week, with the action taking place mostly at night right now.
What is being caught off Jupiter, West Palm Beach and Boynton Beach right now? The Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) fishing reports we saw this week were once again, inconsistent, but a small pattern noticed is that the fish were all out deeper than 500’ of water. Trolling is still your best bet for the Dolphin because they are so spread out and you will need to cover some water to find a school. The Blackfin Tuna have been biting from 200-300’ of water. Trolling small feathers, skirted lures and daisy chains are what the Blackfin Tuna are looking for way back in your spread. 150-300’ is holding some Wahoo. Get out there and high-speed troll (15-20kts) with skirted wahoo lures behind a shock leader and cigar weight to get yourself one. If bycatch is not bothering you, throw a deep diving lure like a Rapala or Nomad or even a big skirted split tail mullet in the spread while trolling closer inshore and that gives you a good shot at a nice Wahoo as well.
Some incredible Snook fishing taking place right now along the beaches as the big spawners continue showing up, hungry. Large live baits like Croakers and Sand Perch are the best bait right now to hook into some giants, while smaller baits caught in the surf and around the pier, or even 4-8” swimbaits will get you a better number of bites. In the morning and evening, look for them to be more active and willing to hit artificial. The Croakers and Sand Perch are hitting on small pieces of frozen shrimp in the first beach trough, right past the breakers. A good amount of Spanish Mackerel have been reported around the pier this week along with a few nice Kingfish. Expect early morning and late evening to be the best if not the only time you will see these fish biting right now.