Fishing Report 8.1.14
It is looking like a pretty nice weekend ahead. Possibly a few scattered thunderstorms to deal with and hopefully just enough south/southeast breeze to help get some fish fired up!
OFFSHORE- Dolphin fishing should improve by this weekend if the weather forecast stays true, usual light west winds have most of the dolphin beyond way offshore; so a little southeast wind should help get some dolphin pushed back in a little closer.
Kingfish have started to show back up with the building moon. The usual August kingfish school is starting to stack up off of Jupiter, along the 120’ ledge. In Miami-Dade reefs, the Kingfish bite is on fire.
Wahoo action was scattered this week, but a few were brought in. Expect the wahoo to improve as the August moon starts to get bigger and bigger. The most productive ways to get a wahoo bite are dragging bonitas, split tail mullet and horse ballyhoo down deep. Fishing between 100-300’ for the best chance for the bite of the wahoos. Scattered cobia are around but be prepared to deal with some bonita bites.
Spending time at the reefs you can pick away at a few of the snapper but during lobster mini-season they may still be a little skittish, but action should improve as the weekend goes on. Sailfish are also a year – round possibility on our reefs in South Florida.
INSHORE- Mangrove snapper around the bridges has remained fair. Small live pilchards, live shrimp, or small chunks of sardines are a good choice for the mangroves. Keep leaders light and terminal tackle to a minimum to avoid spooking the snapper. Catch and release snook fishing has remained good, and a few more tarpon are showing up inshore to keep things interesting. It' still a little early; but a few trickles of finger mullet are showing up. It won't be too terribly long before the big schools of mullet will be showing up inshore. Some ladyfish have been showing up at night around the bridges to feed on the small pilchards as well.
SURF/PIER- Lots of bait along the beach, and predators are not far behind. Lots of snook cruising the channel right now. Get out early and/or late for best action on the snook.
Mangrove snapper have been being caught at Jupiter Inlet, with the best luck coming at night.
Beat the heat, get out and fish early and/or late!