If the seas are fairly calm this month, try to explore further offshore to find the occasional dolphin or wahoo. While traveling to and from your fishing grounds you should be on the lookout for cobia swimming in the shallows close to the beach. If the waters have good visibility, it should be easy to locate these fish that have a dark silhouette, shaped like a shark! Also along the beaches; pompano, bluefish and spanish mackerel will be plentiful. Spanish mackerel put up a hard fight on light tackle and are great table fare, with fish 5-7lbs not uncommon. You can target spanish mackerels from boat by trolling depths 10-25ft and casting colorful jigs, spoons or swimming plugs along the beach. For anglers land based, the Juno and Lake Worth pier, and rock piles off Boynton Inlet should produce a good bite.
For those anglers that love to bottom fish, set up your drifts in depths of 60 to 120 feet near wrecks and reefs. Drift your baits using a triple hook rig with a dead sardine or a chicken rig with a sinker; both should yield muttons, yellowtail, mangrove snapper, and kingfish. Until next time, keep On Catchin’!