Summer Snook And Wahoo
Capt. Chris Agardy
August 4, 2016
Boynton Beach - Saltwater Fishing Report
July saw some of the best snook and wahoo fishing of the year. Large breeder snook in the 10-20lb class have been spawning near the inlets in the biggest schools I have ever seen. We have been soaking live pilchards, sardines, and greenies near the bottom on the incoming tide to score some awesome snook action. These fish can be finicky and they bite sporadically throughout the tide, but patience and persistence has helped lead my anglers to some trophy linesiders. There have also been some jumbo snook at the local spillway canals after a heavy rain, but the best bet remains at the inlets and along the adjacent beaches.
We have also been experiencing a very good Summer wahoo bite about a mile offshore, which was especially good around the full moon. Many boats choose to high speed troll with lures up to 20 knots, but my preference is slow trolling with natural baits and lighter tackle. These wahoo have been following around massive schools of bonito, and finding the best bite has been around the tide changes. The wahoo have been ranging from 15 to 50 lbs.
Other fish that have been biting include false albacore, small Blackfin tuna, tarpon, and big sharks.
Boynton Beach Fishing Forecast:
The best bet for August will continue to be the spawning snook near the inlets or the wahoo bite around the full moon.
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