Fishing Report 7.25.14
OFFSHORE- Fishing in general has been spotty offshore. Dolphins are scattered around; but exactly where, is anybody’s guess right now! As usual, look for working birds, rips, weed lines, or floating debris to find dolphin.
“The Ledge” which is located east of Juno Pier at 130’ depth, is full of fish right now such as Bonita, sharks, and blue runners, which are around in big numbers from Jupiter to Broward Inlets in 100-150' of water. Along with the hot edge fishing there have big Mutton that hang under schooling fish like Kings that wait for scraps to fall down to the sea floor. So, fire down a fresh bonito strip on a long leader and you should not have to wait long before your reeling something up. Mixed in the crowd will be some less desirable species, but no doubt be a few wahoo.
Snapper fishing was a little off this week with murkier water quality in 60-80' of water. As soon as the water cleans up and the current starts rolling back north the snapper should start biting pretty well.
INSHORE- Catch and release Snook fishing is still very good inshore right now. Lots of big fish around the bridges for those spending time throwing swim baits. Mangrove snapper are around the bridges that are holding small pilchards.
Captain Steve Brittain says: “Best tides for Snook fishing are last of the incoming and start of the outgoing tides, best coordinated with sunrise and sunset.” Fish early, late, or at night to beat the heat and find the fish most active.
SURF/PIER- Lots of Snook, Tarpon and Jacks are cruising up and down the beach right now. Look for the Snook moving north or south in the first trough and don't be surprised to see a 20lb Snook in just a few inches of water.
The Juno Beach Fishing Pier is finally holding a fair amount of baitfish. With the bait schools, there should be some Blue Runners, Jacks, Bonita, and a few Spanish mackerel.
Enjoy the nice weather South Florida has to offer & Fish On!!!