OFFSHORE- Nice looking forecast for a run offshore this weekend (see forecast below). Dolphin fishing remains good, with reports coming in from a wide range of depths (200-600'). Typical spring time dolphin fishing with most of the fish being a little better size and grouped up more in small packs than big schools. Sailfish bite remains good as well between 120-250' of water from Palm Beach to Jupiter Inlet. Live goggle eyes and blue runners will be the baits of choice for the sailfish. Kingfish are scattered along the 120' ledge in good numbers, with some big smoker kings in the mix with them. Good numbers of kingfish holding a little up the coast...spring run isn't too far away from the looks of things. Cobia fishing has been very good in 100-120' of water over the past few weeks. Sardines on the bottom are going to be the bait of choice for the cobia. Bottom fishing remains good, with some solid snapper reports coming in. Not a usual component of our reports, but can't not mention that the swordfish bite has been ridiculously good over the past few week. Bahamas wahoo reports are also still strong, with a fair number of yellowfin tuna showing up as well.
INSHORE- Warm weather has kept the snook fired up. Should continue to be good snook fishing; especially if we don't have too many late season fronts. Throwing the flair hawk at night around the bridges is a solid choice for the snook, especially on outgoing tide. During the day look for the snook to be laid up around dark bottoms and under good cover producing docks and seawalls. Docklights in the ICW are also holding good numbers of snook as well. Solid numbers of jacks around in the ICW and Loxahatchee River right now. The jacks love to cruise along seawalls looking for easy meals. Topwater plugs and live mullet are solid choices for the jacks. The flats around Munyan Island continue to produce a nice variety of fish; jacks, ladyfish, snook, an occasional redfish or trout, and others are all around right now.
SURF/PIER- Rough weather and unfavorable wind kept area surf reports a bit quiet this week. Better pompano reports coming from Hobe Sound/Jupiter, with a few coming in later in the week from south of Jupiter Inlet as well. Sandfleas, clams, and FishBites remain the baits of choice for the pompano. Bluefish reports are slowing down, but we should expect a push of big blues before too long. Spanish Mackerel action remains fair to good at Peck's Lake depending on the day and conditions. The Juno Beach Pier has been very quiet this week...hopefully that changes very soon! Solid number of spinner/blacktip sharks around right now. Lots of fun on big topwater plugs early/late in the day. Also a solid bite on the sharks at night using fresh chunks of bait.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...East southeast winds around 5 knots. Seas less than 2 feet. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters smooth.
SATURDAY...East northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
SUNDAY...South southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A slight chance of showers.
Thanks For Reading.
OFFSHORE- Good fishing overall this week, and a fair forecast for the weekend should keep the fish around. Sailfish bite was good this week. Most boats targeting sails have been getting at least a few chances, and a handful of boats have seen over ten. The sailfish are scattered up and down the line (which should make for an interesting "Sailfish Challenge" 3-Inlet Tournament), with consistent catches coming between the Juno Beach Pier and Jupiter Inlet in 150-225' of water being the top depth. Very good dolphin fishing this week, and with the forecast it looks like that should continue through the weekend. Best bet for the dolphin has been 200-400' of water, but that depth could vary quite widely so don't be afraid to go look around if it's not happening in that depth range. The same live goggle eyes and blue runners that work well for the sailfish are going to be top baits for the bigger dolphin around as well. Trolling ballyhoo, bonita strips, and squid are also solid choices for the dolphin as well. Kingfish action has been very good again this week, with 120' being a good depth to start with for the kings. Commercial kingfish action has been very good a little farther north, so the spring run of Jupiter fish are not far away now! Cobia are around in good numbers off of Jupiter in 100-150' of water. Sardines have been the top bait choice for the cobia. Other bottom fishing has been fair this week, with some good snapper catches coming in.
INSHORE- Snook fishing continues to improve with the warming weather. As the water inshore begins to warm back up a bit the snook will begin to become more and more active. Snook reports are improving at night around the bridges. Look for outgoing tide to be the best tide for the snook; with flair hawk jigs and SpoolTek swimbaits being top lure choices. Snook, mostly smaller ones, are also around the docklights in good numbers. Live Shrimp, DOA Shrimp, and Vudu Shrimp (see a pattern here...) are good choices around the docklights. Look for the snook to bite best on the top of the outgoing tide, but that may vary depending on where your fishing. Other inshore fishing reports were a bit slower this week. Has been a few jacks cruising around inshore, but no big numbers yet. Area bridges are producing a good number of sandperch on pieces of fresh shrimp. The Hobe Sound Flats in the ICW are still holding a nice assortment of fish as well.
SURF/PIER- Good pompano fishing this week north of Jupiter Inlet. Top producing baits have been sandfleas, clams, and FIshbites. The Juno Beach Pier continues to produce a few kingfish each morning, with Rapala X-Raps being a great lure choice for that. Spinner/Blacktip sharks remain around in good numbers for those looking for something a little bigger to pull on. Good numbers of bluefish and jacks scattered up and down the beach as well.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. A slight chance of showers.
SATURDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots along the coast to southeast around 15 knots in the Gulf Stream. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. A chance of showers.
SUNDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A chance of showers.
Thanks For Reading,
YouTube Fishing Report to follow as well...
OFFSHORE- The weather looks good for a trip offshore this weekend. It's been a bit of a funky week offshore, with some big weather swings and some assorted species being caught. Sailfish action has been fair and this mild front could push a few fish from up the line down this way. Still seems like a bulk of the sailfish are up north and we should still see a good push of fish. Look for the sailfish to be in 120-250' of water from the Palm Beach Inlet up to the Loran Tower. Live goggle eyes and blue runners will be the baits of choice, as usual for the sails. Scattered reports of dolphin, with some being pretty good size, coming in from 200-400' of water. The same livebaits for sailfish will work; as will trolling ballyhoo, squid, and bonita strips. Decent number of kingfish scattered up and down the 120' ledge, with a lot of the fish being good size. Cobia are beginning to hang out in fair numbers with the sharks in 100-150' of water. Snapper fishing reports have been fairly good when conditions allow. Sardines remain the bait of choice for the cobia and snapper.
INSHORE- Snook fishing has been pretty good this week, especially at night around the bridges. FlairHawk Jigs are a solid lure choice right now, especially on outgoing tide. Docklights in the ICW are also holding a good number of snook, but most of the fish are on the smaller size. Live shrimp are a solid choice for the snook when fishing around docklights. The sheepshead are in Palm Beach Inlet in fair numbers right now, and biting live shimp. Hobe Sound Flats are still producing a nice assortment of fish. Live shrimp, Vudu Shrimp, and Doc's Goofy Jigs have all been good choices in Hobe Sound. No reports to speak of from Munyan Island, but the time is right for some fish to be around...could/should be worth checking out!
SURF/PIER- The Juno Beach Pier continues to produce a few kingfish almost every morning on X-Raps or trolley rigs. Scattered Spanish Mackerel are also mixed in at the pier. Pompano action has been fair this week, and conditions look right for them to bite this weekend. Doc's Goofy Jig remains the lure of choice for the pomps on the pier; while sandfleas, clams, and fishbites will be the top producers from the beach. Blacktip/Spinner Sharks are around in good numbers for those looking for something bigger to pull on. The sharks will bite loud noisy topwater plugs a lot of times early in the morning, and are wrecking pieces of fresh bait at night. Lots of fun from the beach if you've never caught them before!
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...East northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Period 6 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
SATURDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
SUNDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
Thanks For Reading,
OFFSHORE- This week has seen some pretty good fishing offshore. Calmer weather (which is unfortunately not in the forecast for the weekend! See below...) allowed for some spring like fishing conditions, and some early spring fishing. The small drift boats out of both Jupiter and Palm Beach Inlet have been reporting good catches of kingfish along the 120' ledge , with some of the kings pushing twenty pounds or better. Mixed in with the kingfish have been a handful of cobia riding along with the sharks. Sardines will be a good bait for both the kings and the scattered cobia. Dolphin reports were also good this week with some catches coming in 120' of water and others out to 600'. With stronger east winds in the forecast expect the dolphin to be pushed in closer this weekend. Should be a pretty good sailfish this weekend. Look for the sailfish to be in the usual 120-230'range, with Juno Beach Pier to Jupiter Inlet being a good spot to start looking for the spindlebeaks. Live goggle eyes or blue runners will be the bait of choice for the sailfish(as well as some big dolphin). Bottom fishing has been pretty good, but conditions most likely will limit the bottom fishing this weekend.
INSHORE- Snook season is back open, and the reports are starting to come back in. The flair hawk bite has been good at night around the bridges, especially on an outgoing tide. (Expecting an order of First Light Jig Snook Jigs into the shop almost any day...opening of season put a hurting on the jig wall). Juno Bait Shrimp Tails have also been a solid choice for the snook. Reports around Hobe Sound (Mile Marker 40-44) remain pretty good for mixed bag action of ladyfish, jacks, snook, and occasional pompano. Pompano reports in the Loxahatchee River have fallen way off over the past week. Should be some sheepshead in Palm Beach inlet willing to eat a live shrimp on the bottom.
SURF/PIER- Surf fishing really fired up last weekend and early into the week, but slowed a bit as the week went on. Last week saw a solid push of bluefish, jacks, and spinner sharks for those into catching hard fighting fish on lighter tackle and artificial lures. GT Ice Creams, diamond jigs, and heavy spoons have all been great lure choices. Spanish Mackerel action has been fair at Peck's Lake, but not lights out like it can be. Pompano reports were very good up and down the line last weekend, but have slowed as the week went on. Best pompano reports now are coming from north of Jupiter Inlet again, with clams being the top producing bait of choice. As mentioned a bit earlier, the spinner sharks are here in solid numbers right now. Best action for them will be early morning and late afternoon for those trying to catch one on a lure, while bait fishing is best at night for the sharks.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...East winds around 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
FRIDAY NIGHT...East northeast winds 10 to 15 knots along the coast to east northeast 15 to 20 knots in the Gulf Stream. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed areas. A slight chance of showers.
SATURDAY...East northeast winds 10 to 15 knots along the coast to east northeast 15 to 20 knots in the Gulf Stream. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed areas. A chance of showers.
SATURDAY NIGHT...East winds 15 to 20 knots along the coast to east 20 to 25 knots in the Gulf Stream. Along the coast, seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet building to 5 to 7 feet with occasional seas to 9 feet after midnight. In the Gulf Stream, seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas to 8 feet building to 7 to 9 feet with occasional seas to 11 feet after midnight. North swell 3 feet after midnight. Intracoastal waters rough in exposed areas. A chance of showers.
SUNDAY...East winds 15 to 20 knots along the coast to east 15 to 25 knots in the Gulf Stream. Seas 6 to 8 feet with occasional seas to 10 feet along the coast and 8 to 10 feet with occasional to 13 feet in the Gulf Stream. North northeast swell 3 to 4 feet. Intracoastal waters rough in exposed areas. A chance of showers.
SHOP UPDATES- The "Catch365" of our website is back in full swing this year with daily videos. Be sure to give it a click and see what ya think.
Thanks For Reading,