Fishing Report - 7.24.15
Winds are West at 10-20 mph and weather is predicted to have scattered storms continue throughout the weekend during the afternoon and evening hours. The moon is proposed to get a slightly larger each night and that is good broadcast for the wahoo bite as it should continue to improve with the moon.
If you are searching the fast paced wahoo, seek them in the early mornings and then again late in the afternoon along the 120’ ledge from Jupiter to Palm Beach Inlets. During the peak of the sunshine, Wahoo’s are going into deeper depths at about 200-500’ during mid-day. The best bet for hooking up a ‘hoo is trolling at high speed or sending split tails down deep. Also, the bulk of the action is at the 120’ ledge and anglers are anticipating surprise species that will keep you guessing as to what could be on the end of the line. It could be a kingfish, amberjack, wahoo or blackfin tuna which are all mixed in with the bonita and sharks. For constant action, live sardines are an all-around good choice for bait and a bulk of chum would help too. Snapper fishing remains steady and dolphin or mahi have been plentiful this week with the calm weather at depths of 10-15 miles offshore throughout the region. Remember to keep your eyes out for birds and floating patches of weed or debris, fish underneath the patches for blue runners to use for bait.
The Loxahatchee River is filled up with big snook right now and along the bridges too. Captain Fernando Stalker, off the The Sea Stalker Charters out of the Treasure Coast, had some luck with catching some nice sized snooks around south of the St. Lucie Inlet. As usual the night is the best time for the snook and moving water being a must in order to catch. The way the tide comes in or out is not overly important, however, when the tide is outgoing it tends to bring in a little cloudier water which helps trick the snook a bit easier. Some reports of Tarpon have been spotted rolling in the Loxahatchee River and the best times to fish for these fish is during the very early morning hours. In order to get the mangrove snappers to bite, use small live pilchards to get them to feast! There have been some really big fish within the Jupiter Inlet and croakers hanging out on the bottom.
Good Luck fishing this weekend and remember to obtain your lobster permit to get ready for Mini Season, which is just around the reef!
Below is a updated Photosphere of the conditions at the Jupiter Inlet!
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