King, Dorados, Hoos, and Sails
Capt. Colin Hickey
June 2, 2008
Jupiter - Saltwater Fishing Report
With hundreds of boats out over the weekend in a 10 mile stretch it made fishing your favorite spots tough. Three tournaments were happening all in the same day, I would say bad planning on the tournament committees.
However, there were enough fish for everyone from the 4-5 day easterly wind that has been blowing onshore all week. The main fish of the weekend was Kings, Kings and Kings. We were fishing the Palm Beach KDW Classic, the biggest fish we had was a 31.4 pound smoker that hit a live blue runner in 180 ft south of the Juno Pier.
Other than that the kings were hitting everywhere, a drifted sardine didnt last 10 minutes in the water and live bait under the kite was getting eaten within 20 minutes by either kings or sails. The king action stopped around 11am, Im sure it lit back up in the late afternoon hours as it usually does. I talked to the crew on "High Hopes" who fished a tourny on sunday, they had all king bites in the morning as well.
Big dolphin were weighed in at the tournaments, 2 over 40 lbs in the KDW classic and a 38lb in a local Jupiter tournament. Some hit a trolling ballyhoo and others ran offshore to find debris. Wahoos were caught on high speed trolls and some pretty nice ones were seen.
Jupiter Fishing Forecast:
If targetting kings the morning hours or late afternoon is your best bet. I always say big baits catch big fish, therefore we use beefy runners. Action has been very hot with gogs too. The sailfish bite appears to be around till mid summer again like last year, they were free jumping and eating our runners this weekend. Troll or live bait for big dolphin both has been productive.
NOAA Marine Forecast:
SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE MORNING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. NEAR SHORE...SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. WELL
OFFSHORE...SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 FEET OR LESS AFTER
MIDNIGHT. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. NEAR SHORE...SEAS 2 FEET OR
LESS BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. IN THE GULF STREAM...
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS EARLY IN
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
Kings, Dorado, Wahoo, Sailfish
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