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Jupiter & Palm Beach Offshore Saltwater Fishing Report

Capt. Rob Mazzei
April 5, 2000
Jupiter - Saltwater Fishing Report

Spring Is Here!

Fishing off Palm Beach has been good during the past several weeks. The only downside has been the lack of baitfish. I have seen immense schools of small baitfish, but I'm not sure if these schools are juvenile sardines or greenies, or if they are glass minnows, which remain very small throughout their life span. I am hoping that the larger bait moves in soon because I just got one of the new "sabiki" rods. It's hollow fiberglass and allows you to reel in the rig directly into the inside of the rod, which eliminates the typical problem associated with sabiki rigs - catching and hooking everything in the boat or truck, from people to car seats to dock lines. They're "sticky"!

On the fishing front, dolphin have dominated the action. Although they have not been slammers, many have been "gaffers". It seemed that when the wind was blowing, trolling was your best bet, rigged baits and artificial lures worked equally as well. But when it was calm, we had to locate good structure and chum them up. Even then, they were a little gun shy. Be sure to work the weedlines, rips, edges and color changes. There have been reports of blue marlin lurking around the dolphin schools. There have also been good numbers of sailfish and wahoo caught as well. Live baiting is your best bet for sails, but trolling the same bait as trolled for dolphin has caught both.

Inshore, the reefs are producing yellowtail, mangrove and mutton snapper. Grouper have been caught as well, although most are throwbacks. Kingfish are present, but the good bite is very early or late in the day. There has also been a good catch of cobia at or near the Lake Worth pier.

While fishing out of Boynton Inlet lately, I have not seen many bonitas, which may be due to the lack of baitfish. They are missed by many because of the steady action they provide.

If anyone has a report or a good fish story, feel free to e-mail me and I will mention it in my report. Live bait reports are always greatly appreciated. See ya out there and good luck!

Captain Rob

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Palm Beach, known as the "Gold Coast" is golden when it comes to offshore fishing. It’s no secret the waters off Jupiter and Palm Beach are known as “Sailfish Alley”. We are a full-time professional fishing charter and guide service, located in Jupiter, Florida. When you fish with us you can "get your hands dirty." You will not just sit back and wait for Capt. Rob to hand you the rod. Inshore and offshore fishing, specializing in live bait kite fishing for Sailfish, Dolphin, Wahoo, etc.

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114 Pennock Landing Cir.
Jupiter, FL 33458
Phone: 561-352-7844
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