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Palm Beach County Weekend Fishing Report: 9/21/2018

Posted by Lacey Hagler on Friday, September 21st, 2018 at 11:27am.

 

Blackfin Tuna Photo Courtesy Rip Raft Fishing

Dolphin and blackfin tuna have been the most common catches this week, with the usual trolling with ballyhoo, bonita strips, and squid between 500’ and 1000’ around large weedlines for your best chance at putting some mahi filets on the table. Trolling with small feathers around 300’ during cooler times of the day like morning and late afternoon is your best chance at tuna. As usual, kingfish are scattered around the 120’ ledge. Juno Bait has had reports of a few yellowtail snapper showing up as well.

 

The mullet run has definitely been churning up waters from Hobe Sound to Palm Beach Inlet, with large tarpon, snook, and jacks putting on a show for anglers and beachgoers alike. Now that it’s snook season, of course the best bait to use is mullet, which are easiest found during low light periods of the day away from boat traffic.

 

NOAA Weather Forecast:

Friday, 9/21: Partly Sunny with a 40% chance of thunderstorms, High of 87 degrees, East winds at 5-10 knots, 2’ seas at 4 second periods, Intracoastal waters a light chop.

Saturday, 9/22: Partly sunny with a 40% chance of thunderstorms, High of 88 degrees, East winds at 5-10 knots, 2-4’ seas, occasional 5’ at 8 second periods, Intracoastal waters a light chop.

Sunday, 9/23: Partly Sunny with a 40% chance of thunderstorms, High of 87 degrees, East winds at 5-10  knots, seas 2-4’, 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 for a chance to be featured!

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