10.10.14 Fishing Report
It has been a breezy couple of days as the season begins to alter into fall and fishing has been awesome!
There has been a breezy northeast wind which has been great for offshore fishing and the east gusts should help to push the Dolphin in a bit closer. There has been decent dolphin fishing throughout the region as they have been seen about 10 – 20 miles offshore in the grassy areas. Mainly good size schoolies, roughly between 4 to 8 pounders and the best bet for hooking them up is live bait. By casting live pilchards and small blue runner or trolling where it’s not too grassy with small feathers, jet head lures, daisy chains or small strips of bonita. Swordfish have been great hooking up in the daytime and night hours. Closer along the edge, you have a good chance of finding kingfish, a few wahoo and sailfish!
The fall mullet run is still inshore and moving its predators around with them. As usual, light periods or nighttime is the crucial time to fish near the massive schools of mullet. Fishing for snook and tarpon in the middle of the mullet schools can be frustrating; remember patience is necessary and sometimes you just have to sit back and enjoy the lively show. As finger mullet is great bait for the flats, it may be a good idea is to mix up your bait options and include some live shrimp in the action; the game fish may need to switch up their meal.
There is so much energy happening along the beach this week too! Reports have come in and packing with news on the tarpon, snook, monster ladyfish, jacks and bluefish improving with each front. Pompano are around the Juno Beach pier and fisherman are baiting up fish bites, sand fleas and clams; as well as Doc’s Goofy jigs.
Have an awesome weekend fishing & Tight Lines Everybody!