Hello and welcome to the Coastal Angler Magazine fishing forecast for Palm Beach, Singer Island, Palm Beach Shores and Juno Beach. July is here and so are the fish. The waters offshore will be teeming with life. Everything from snappers to monster sharks will be looking for there next meal. If you like to catch kingfish you’ll have two options…head south out of the Palm Beach Inlet to the breakers or head north out of the Palm Beach Inlet to the Juno pier. The waters depth in 100 to 125 feet will be holding the monsters, but if the bite is slow, push in or out to figure out the patterns. Snapper fishing will be epic this month. Snappers between 12 and 20 pounds do swim around down there. The reason why a lot of people don’t catch them is because the tackle they are using is too heavy. Scale down and you’ll get more bites.
For you Dolphin fisherman you will have to head east and look for floating debris or weed lines to get on the fish. The pro’s use a run & gun tactic. Run and then stop at something interesting, if no one is home, start the motor and head for the next spot. Fisherman…be very aware of the changing weather that forms out to the west. If you see the rain clouds blowing up, start making your way back to shore. Better to be safe than sorry.
Inshore fisherman will have a great time this month catching the mighty Tarpon roaming the beaches. MacArther State Park will hold some really nice schools of Tarpon. That is the park that is at the end of the condos off in Singer Island. These Tarpon only want to eat live bait so be prepared if you’re going to target these fish. Small bates are a must, like sardines or threadfins.
– Capt. Weston Russell