Fishing this week is slow and the seas may be a bit rougher than usual from the hurricane up in the Carolinas, but if you’re heading out you may be able to snag a few small mahi trolling with bonita strips, ballyhoo, or squid. At the 120’ ledge, kingfish have been consistent, and mutton snapper have been gobbling up sardines if bottom fishing is your method of choice.
Quite a few schools of mullet have been starting to show up, which is great news for snook fishing at night inshore, but we still have a few weeks to go until the mullet run heats up. Juno Bait shop recommends Yo-Zuri Mag Darters, DOA Bait Busters, and Rapala X-Raps, with live finger mullet being the number one choice for snook!
If diving is more your style, lobster has been plentiful since season opened up!
This weekend, weather is a bit unpredictable due to the hurricane in the Carolinas, so check the NOAA website often for any changes.
Friday, 9/14: Mostly Sunny with a 50% chance of thunderstorms, High of 90 degrees, South winds at 5-10 knots, 3-5’ seas at 11 second periods with occasional 6’ seas along the coast and 6-8’ and occasional 10’ in the Gulf Stream, Intracoastal waters a light chop.
Saturday, 9/15: Mostly sunny with a 20% chance of thunderstorms, High of 91 degrees, South winds at 5-10 knots, 2-3’ seas at 7 second periods, Intracoastal waters a light chop.
Sunday, 9/16: Partly Sunny with a 30% chance of thunderstorms, High of 89 degrees, Southeast winds at 5-10 knots, seas 2’, Intracoastal waters a light chop.
As usual, have a safe, fun weekend on the South Florida water, and send any good pictures or stories to Lacey@wfpcc.com!