August Mahi, Kingfish, Wahoo bite
Capt. Jim Black
August 23, 2015
Jupiter - Saltwater Fishing Report
The bite has been relatively hot given that August is usually a slow time of fishing here in the Palm Beaches. If you're willing to make the run offshore anywhere from 650' to 1200' you'll find large weed patches that are holding mostly schoolie Mahi. They're biting live white bait as well as pitched cut baits. Drop a live bait down 60' - 90' and you're likely to find a larger Mahi or even a Wahoo.
Kingfish are still being caught off the Juno Pier trolling cut bait on a down plane or slow drifting live bait. The Snook are thick in the inlets these days on the running tide. They're out of season until Sept. 1 and don't forget the slot limit: 28" - 33".
The Wahoo bite has been pretty good with a number of fish being caught fast trolling 12 - 15 knots. The best time for Wahoo is dawn the 3-4 days just before and after the full moon.
We've been catching Sailfish in 125' - 175' from the Loran Tower North to Stuart.
Jupiter Fishing Forecast:
The fishing should only improve with the approach of Fall. The Wahoo bite should continue strong through October and the Mahi bite should continue to improve.
The mullet run along the beaches should be starting off Martin County in the next few weeks and be in full swing here off Jupiter and the Palm Beaches by the end of September. With the mullet you'll find Tarpon, Kingfish, AJs, and sharks all making for a great day of fishing.
Mahi Mahi, Wahoo Sailfish, Kingfish
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