OFFSHORE- Less than ideal weather offshore has kept reports a bit slim again this week. A handful of wahoo reports did come in with the full moon before the weather blew up. Sailfish action has started to improve, and should only continue to get better with each passing cold front. Kite fishing with goggle eyes and blue runners will remain the tactic of choice from the Loran Tower south. Look for the sails to be in 100-200' of water for the most part. Dolphin, including some good size gaffers, should be mixed in with the sails as well. A few cobia also being reported in the mix. Bottom fishing remains strong for this time of year. Good snapper reports, a handful of grouper, and a stray cobia or two are keeping things interesting on the bottom. Sardines remain the bait of choice on the bottom.
INSHORE- Snook fishing continues to remain strong around the bridges and in the Loxahatchee River. The snook are eating shrimp at night around the bridges and docklights; while a live mullet remains the bait of choicefor the snook during the day. Mixed in with the snook have been some bruiser jacks as well. Look for the jacks to be along seawalls that have a few feet of water up against them. A live mullet fished tight to the wall won't go unoticed for long if they are around. The resident Lox River Tarpon have been biting pretty good over the past few weeks. Hobe Sound Flats continue to produce a nice mixed bag of species. Ladyfish, jacks, pompano, bluefish, snapper, snook, and a few trout are all being caught from Mile Marker 40 to Mile Marker 44. Live shrimp is a solid bait choice for fishing the flats up that way.
SURF/PIER- Pompano action has remained very strong along the beach and at the Juno Beach Pier this week. Doc's Goofy Jigs are a solid lure choice at the Pier; while sandfleas, clams, and FishBItes are the baits of choice along the beach. Look for the pomps to bite best during lowlight periods of the day, especially if it lines up with a high tide. Bluefish remain a bit sporadic, but are coming through in decent numbers. Silver spoons, diamond jigs, noisy popping plugs, and cut mullet are all good choices for the blues. Blacktip sharks are along the beach in good numbers, and a lot of fun on light tackle. Spanish Mackerel should start to show in better numbers at pretty much anytime as well.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas to 8 feet. Period 9 seconds. North northeast swell 3 feet in the morning. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Showers likely. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
SATURDAY...Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Along the coast, seas 2 to 3 feet. In the Gulf Stream, seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet building to 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas to 8 feet in the afternoon. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Chance of showers in the morning, then slight chance of showers in the afternoon.
SUNDAY...North winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 25 knots along the coast to north 15 to 20 knots in the Gulf Stream. Along the coast, seas 5 to 7 feet with occasional seas to 9 feet building to 8 to 10 feet with occasional seas to 13 feet in the afternoon. In the Gulf Stream, seas 10 to 12 feet with occasional seas to 15 feet. North northeast swell 3 to 7 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Slight chance of showers.
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