Fishing Report 9.5.14
The full moon of September is on this upcoming Monday, so the fishing should be very good over the weekend.
This time of the year, little blackfin tuna are showing up in 250‘-350’ of water from Palm Beach Inlet to down south. If you troll daisy chain lures that is a excellent way to get the blackfin tuna in action! If you find a nice size school of blackfin tuna, possibly put wahoo lures out and around them. Wahoo may like to change up their meal from bonita to blackfin tuna around September. Trolling at high speeds in 150’-350’ of water would be ideal for wahoo fishing in South Florida.
Sailfish have been hanging around all summer and are biting kite baits from 150’–300’ feet of water or so depending on the current. Mutton snapper fishing has been awesome this past week, and squid are still the best bait of choice for these snappers. King fish are around and chomping.
The bottom bite is still great along South Florida’s Atlantic Coast with excellent numbers of grouper being caught within 90'-150' feet of water as well as some cobia mixed in.
The dolphin fishing is a bit more scattered but seem to be getting hooked everywhere from 100 feet to 1,500 feet.
The snook's are popular and in full force, being caught in the inlets, along the beaches and in the Indian River. The finger mullet are really filling in and the mullet schools are getting bigger and better, and catching snook on lures are getting more challenging due to all the live bait available. To catch those monster size snook consider using heavier tackle and stouter equipment suggested Steven W. Brittain.
Other action inshore is starting to improve as the slight change in weather such as spotted sea trout, jacks, tarpon and even an occasional redfish are taking advantage of the abundant food supply.
Have fun & Tight Lines!!!