Fishing Report 8.22.14
Typical South Florida weather patterns for the weekend with some favorable winds should have the fish biting. Even the flats skiffs were getting in on the wahoo bite with the flat seas.
Dolphin fishing improved over the last week for those of you who run way offshore. About 15-25 miles offshore from Palm Beach to Jupiter seem to produce the best number of dolphin. Lots of small ones, but enough bigger fish around to keep things interesting.
In a little closer, blackfin tuna action seemed to pick up in 250-500' of water off Palm Beach Inlet. Hard to beat a nice assorted trolling spread of feathers, daisy chains, and small jethead lures for the little tuna.
In on the 120' ledge the fishing is on fire (just maybe not for the most glamorous species). Loads of bonita, sharks, and big blue runners will keep the rods bent along the ledge. Mixed in will be some king mackerel and wahoo. The wahoo bite may not be as good as it was on the full moon, but those putting the time in early and late can expect a good shot at a wahoo.
In the meanwhile, mutton and yellowtail snapper continue to dominate the action on the bottom but the larger numbers of mangrove snappers being caught in the process are proof that fall fast approaches. That goes the same with the kingfish and sailfish; which are being caught with increasing regularity.
Snook season is opening on Septemeber 1st... Are you ready? Snook fishing is as good as it gets in the inlets and along the beaches. Fish low light periods or at night for the best luck with the snook. Look for the bigger snook around bridges (especially those with deeper water and good current) on an outgoing tide.
There is still a fair number of baby tarpon hanging out in Lake Worth and Little Lake Worth. Look for the little tarpon to be most active early and late in the day.
Other inshore action remains spotty.
Bent Rods & Tight Lines!