By Capt. Weston Russell, Contributing Writer
Welcome to the Palm Beach fishing forecast. July is hot, but the fishing is even hotter!
The Juno bite offshore will be on fire. This spot is easy to find, run down the beach to the pier and head dead east to the drop. This spot is loaded with all kinds of pelagic fish. Smoker kings, large bone heads, cobia, wahoo, blackfin, and dolphin are just a few of the fish in the area. When that reel starts to scream, jump on it, jaws is also in the area! Bull sharks are thick this time of year so wind fast or you will lose your prize. For you bottom anglers, snapper fishing will be “ Reel Intense”. This is a great time to try anchoring and chumming for yellowtails. Before you throw the hook, scout the bottom on your fishfinder. When you see activity, get 100 ft. ahead of it then toss the anchor. Depths between 50 to 80 ft. will be the best bet. Pirate Bob from Seven Seas Bait and Tackle loves to use a light spinner rod with a long piece of 20 lb. fluorocarbon leader tied to a half oz. jig tipped with a live shrimp. He also likes to hang two chum bags, one off each side of the stern. This tactic should bring the fish to the dinner table.
Anglers keep your eyes on the weather. This is no joke. If it starts to look bad out to the west, wind them up and give yourself plenty of time to get back to the dock. There are times I wish I left just 15 minutes sooner. Good luck and be safe.
Captain Weston Russell
561-310-2690 • www.reelintensefishing.com