Fishing Report 8.29.14
Snook fishing season opens, college football season starts, typical South Florida weather and a three day weekend… Life is GOOD!
Weather was very jagged earlier in the week but is shaping up to look like a very fishable weekend. Dolphin should make a showing and the east winds may even push them in a little closer than they have been. If you’re in the 200’-400’ range of water trolling for dolphin, consider putting a daisy chain way far back for a good chance to catch a blackfin tuna. On the ledge, you will find a few kingfish, Bonita and sharks. Be ready to keep the rods bent offshore this weekend.
Snook season opens on Monday September 1st (Labor Day) and they are swimming everywhere. Snook have mullet on their brains and a few schools of finger mullet are trickling down the coast. Top water plugs, big swim baits, flair hawk jogs are all great lures to fish seawalls, bridges and other linesider hiding spots early and late in the day. A few tarpon are around and some monster jacks are cruising along the seawalls.
Mullet are showing up in large numbers and making their way down the beach, which is a great sign that a lot more fish are to come! Look for Snook, Tarpon, Jacks and sharks to all be hanging around the mullet. Lots of Blue runners around the pier right now and should not be long before the surf get going with lots of action!
Good Luck fishing and Happy Labor Day weekend!