More Cobia, Mucho Mahi Off Palm Beach
Capt. Rob Mazzei
April 15, 2008
Jupiter - Saltwater Fishing Report
Last Wednesday marked the best dolphin fishing so far this year. Many fish up to 45-50 lbs. were caught by many boats fishing off Jupiter. Of course I missed that day because the weatherman called for very rough seas and I didn't want to torture my clients by going offshore in 4-6 foot seas. As it turns out weather reports were wrong and those who braved the "small craft advisories" we handsomely rewarded.
Thursday, history did not repeat it self, the offshore current slowed to a trickle and at times was moving south pushing in cooler, dirtier, green water. We struggled to get a bite for nearly 2.5 days. We were happy to catch a Bonito or two.
Sunday afternoon conditions returned to normal with a northern current flow and cleaner blue water. With it were some hungry fish.
Dolphin, Cobia, King Mackerel, Amberjack, Bonito, and Snapper showed up fishing rebounded. While the bite was not red hot, it was evident the fish were in a much better mood. We managed to catch a Cobia approximately 45 lbs, and 18 lbs dolphin, and boated many other fish. We even had three huge Hammerhead Sharks circle the boat for 10 minutes.
All of our bites came in 100-180 feet of water from the "green roofs" to slightly north of Jupiter Inlet. We fished dead Sardine at various depths.
Jupiter Fishing Forecast:
My logs show the baitfish schools are due to show up off West Palm Beach and Jupiter any day now. When/if they do, we should experience incredible fishing for all species that migrate through our area. The best has yet to come.
sailfish, dolphin, wahoo, cobia, king mackerel
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