OFFSHORE: Nice looking weather forecast for the upcoming weekend (NOAA Marine Forecast below). Sailfish action has been good the past week, with decent catches coming out of both Palm Beach and Jupiter Inlets. The usual deal of hanging goggle eyes under the kite in 100-200' of water should raise some sails. Look for the best bite to be around current rips, large areas of baitfish, or defined color changes. Be sure to keep a live bait down deep for any passing wahoo, kingfish, or cobia. Dolphin fishing was pretty good this week, with some nice catches coming out of Palm Beach Inlet. The dolphin seemed to be in 200-300' of water, and trolling small naked ballyhoo was the best bet. Bonita strips, trolling squid, or small lures will also catch the dolphin. No big schools of dolphin, so keep the baits in the water and cover some ground to find them. Be sure to have the pitch rods ready though, as most of the dolphin are in small packs; and typically will hang around once one is hooked. A few fair snapper reports this week, but in general didn't hear a whole lot from the bottom this week.
INSHORE- Snook season opens back up on Monday Feb 1, one more week of catch and release fishing for them. Look for the snook to around the bridges at night, and around seawalls and boat docks during the day. Live shrimp is a safe bet for the snook right now, as are small shrimp imitating lures. A fair number of jacks and ladyfish cruising around the Hobe Sound Flats right now, with the occasional pompano mixed in. A small goofy jig (now available for sale on our online store) will get the job done right now, as will live shrimp under a cork. Some good sheepshead reports coming in from the local bridges.
SURF/PIER- Pompano action improved this week, with some nice catches coming in from the Juno Beach Pier up to Jupiter Inlet. Sandfleas, clams, and fishbites remain the bait of choice for the pompano right now. Look for the pomps to bite best in the morning and afternoon. Scattered bluefish along the beach right now, with silver spoons and cut bait being the best bait. Croaker and whiting are hanging around the first trough. Small pieces of shrimp is the bait of choice for the croaker and whiting. Lots of sharks along the beach right now. A good size fresh chunk of bait should not go unnoticed long by a passing shark.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 9 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SUNDAY...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
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OFFSHORE: Not an ideal weather forecast for a trip offshore this weekend. Those who have made it out this week have been finding a fair number of sailfish with a few dolphin mixed in. Livebaits under the kite remain the top choice for the sails, but trolling small naked ballyhoo will also raise a sailfish or two. Scattered kingfish along the 120' ledge are still biting sardines on a knocker rig or live goggle eyes and blue runners fished down deep. Bottom fishing reports were a little slow this week. About time for some cobia to start filling in along the bottom.
INSHORE: Fishing has improved inshore, with the grass flats starting to hold the usual "winter" species. Ladyfish, jacks, and the occasional pompano are biting pretty well along the Hobe Sound Flats. A Doc's Goofy Jig bounced along the bottom in 3-6' of water should produce a good amount of bites right now. The Munyan Island/MaCarthur State Park Flats have been holding a few spotted seatrout and plenty of jacks. Snook fishing slowed a little this week with the cooler weather. Look for the snook to be laid up along seawalls and dark mud bottoms during the day. At night look for the bridges to produce a few snook bites on the outgoing tide.
SURF/PIER: Conditions in general made fishing from the surf tough most of the week, and the conditions may or may not improve from the beach over the weekend. With that said; fishing from the pier and jetty was very good this week. The Jupiter Inlet has been on fire with lots of bluefish and jacks. A diamond jig or big silver spoon is a great choice at the inlet right now. A few stray redfish have been moving through the inlet over the past few days. Good numbers of jacks and bluefish around the pier. Lots of sharks around along the beach right now. A fresh chunk of bait is not going unnoticed for long by a passing hungry shark. Pompano action was fair this week, with more fish starting to show in our area.
NOAA Marine Forecast:
FRIDAY...SOUTH SOUTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND GALE FORCE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
SATURDAY...WEST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 40 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 10 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS ROUGH IN EXPOSED AREAS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 9 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
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OFFSHORE- Saturday is looking like a fair day for a trip offshore at this point. The sailfish bite has not totally fired off; but those fishing from the Juno Beach Pier to the Loran Tower with live baits under the kite are seeing a few fish. Sailfish action has began to improve up the line (well north of St. Luice Inlet) for the guys trolling dredges and dink ballyhoo; another solid front or two should get those spindlenbeaks pointed south! Mixed in with the sailfish have been a few decent dolphin. Best dolphin action from Palm Beach to Jupiter Inlet remains in 200-300' of water. Live baits will work on the dolphin, as will trolling small ballyhoo and bonita strips. A few big kingfish have been caught on top of the 120' ledge out of Jupiter Inlet. Slow trolling live goggle eyes has been the trick for getting the big king bites. Still some good snapper reports trickling in. Drifting with sardines will produce some mutton snapper and the occasional cobia; while a chicken rig and squid should keep the rods bent with assorted bottom fish.
INSHORE- Starting to hear some better reports inshore; but in general fishing remains slow. The MacArthur State Park/Munyan Island flats are producing a very slow pick of spotted seatrout. Live shrimp under a cork will be the best bet for the trout; though be prepared to work, as the bites are few and far between. Catch and release snook fishing has slowed a little (mainly due to funky water around the bridges), but hose putting the time in are getting a few bites. The Loxahatchee River has had a pretty good number of jacks in it for those looking to keep the rod bent. Sheepshead and black drum are biting around area bridges. Try fishing at night for best luck.
SURF/PIER- Tough fishing continued along the beach this week. The Juno Beach Pier has been catching some whiting and croaker in the first trough on wall pieces of fresh shrimp. Pompano action remains very scattered up and down the beach. Scattered spanish mackerel up and down the beach, but not in great numbers to speak of. Sharks are around in fair numbers. Overall tough fishing along the beach these days.
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NOAA Marine Forecast:
FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 35 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 9 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING. SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE DAY. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
SATURDAY...WEST NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN THE EVENING. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
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Offshore- Tough fishing continued for the most part this week offshore. The weather forecast (see below) is not exactly ideal; but it could turn out to be a little more fishable than it appears at first glance. Sailfish action has slowly started to improve, with a few boats starting to have multiple chances. For those not looking to make a long run up the line (or down the line) to chase the sailfish bite; the area between the Juno Beach Pier and Jupiter Inlet has been one of the more consistent spots for finding a shot or two at the sails. Depth has bounced around from 100-250' depending on water conditions and bait; so don't be afraid to move around and look for em. Live baits (preferably goggle eyes) under the kite is the way to go for the sails. Mixed in with the sailfish have been a few nice dolphin; though not in the same numbers that had been around for a few weeks. Scattered kingfish are still biting along the 120' ledge, though not in huge numbers. Mutton snapper fishing has been good, with some high quality fish around over the past week. Sardines fished on a slide rig remain the bait of choice for the mutton snapper.
NOAA MArine Forecast-
FRIDAY...SOUTH SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS. NORTH NORTHEAST SWELL 3 TO 4 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
SATURDAY...SOUTH SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET. NORTHEAST SWELL AROUND 3 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS WITH ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
SUNDAY...WEST NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS ALONG THE COAST TO WEST NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE GULF STREAM. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY.
INSHORE- The fishing inshore has shown a little improvement over the past week,but still needs a few good cold fronts to really get things going. Spotted seatrout are slowly moving back into their wintertime hangouts, but not in any huge numbers. Try a live shrimp under a popping cork for best luck with the trout. Catch and release snook fishing remains fair at night around the bridges. Lots of jacks in the Loxahatchee River and Hobe Sound Flats right now. Try tossing a Zara Spook to a school of hungry jacks and not smile as three or four try to beat each other to it....bet you can't do it! Scattered reports of sheepshead, black drum, and sand perch are rolling in from those fishing around area bridges with small pieces of cut shrimp.
SURF/PIER- Surf fishing has improved over the past few days, with the Juno Beach Pier starting to see some more typical "wintertime" action. Jacks, ladyfish, bluefish, and a stray mackerel or two have been caught over the past few days on the pier using gotcha lures, spoons, and weighted popping plugs. Pompano are not thick, but those putting time in on the beach have been catching a few. Sandfleas and clams being the baits of choice for the pompano. Bluefish action should improve with the changing weather conditions. Still a good number of sharks around for those looking to pull on something a little bigger from the beach.
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