Fishing Report 9.26.14
South Florida’s weather forecast for the weekend is predicted to have scattered thunderstorms. Be prepared if you are out on the boat this weekend and plan your route wisely in case a storm decides to roll your way. The fishing pressure has been very light offshore with a very few fisherman out on the water for most of the week.
Those fishermen who did find a break in the clouds and were able to go offshore over the past week reported that the Dolphin are still spread out in deeper waters. Most of the Mahi-Mahi are swimming near patches of grass and the birds were the best sight locators. Captain Jimbo Thomas reported that there are occasional Wahoo and Black fin Tuna are spread out in 100’ - 300’ of water. Along the 120’ ledge, there are scattered king fish and the numbers of Bonita are thinning out, which is making fishing a bit more interesting. Bottom fishing for snapper with some squid or sardines in 60’–90’ of water, should make it back with you on the boat ride home.
The massive schools of mullet inshore are still firing the fish up, however, it may seem like a million of baits for the game fish to bite and the chances of picking your bait for dinner may seem impossible. To assure your finger mullet is the one they want for their next meal, try positioning your bait on the edge or bottom of the schools or even fish bait that is completely diverse around the school of finger mullet. Another helpful tip is to fish where the schools of mullet are not gathering, such as sea walls, bridges and canal entrances. These useful tips may help you land a Snook, tarpon, sea trout, lady fish, jack or even a red fish.
There have been catches of flounders being hooked under bridges too, Captain Mike Holiday reported.
The Juno Beach Pier is alive with fish right now and lots of good stuff happening!
“Life’s roughest storms prove the strength of our Anchors”