NOAA MARINE FORECAST:
FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. .FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 3 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE EVENING. .SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS ALONG THE COAST TO SOUTH SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE GULF STREAM. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS . A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. .SATURDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. .SUNDAY...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
OFFSHORE- Good reports of Cobia from south of Palm Beach Inlet to north of Jupiter Inlet continue to come in almost daily. The Cobia are primarily being caught in 150-200' of water. Drifting live sardines, dead sardines, or a cobia jig about halfway to the bottom is a good way to get tight on a cobe. Kingfish have n good out of Jupiter inlet in 90-120' of water. Dolphin fishing remained fair this week with 175-300' of water producing good numbers of fish, and that may fire up even more with the south wind forecasted for the weekend. Trolling ballyhoo and assorted small jethead lures is producing good numbers of fish. Most of the dolphin have been 5-10 pounds, with a few good ones closer to twenty pounds in the mix. Don't be surprised if a nice blackfin tuna shows up in the mix as well. Scattered kingfish are biting around the 120' ledge. Snapper fishing was fair over the past week, with some good mutton reports coming outré of Jupiter Inlet.
INSHORE- Some nice snook have been caught over the past week. Fishing the bridges at night is producing the best, but throwing topwater lures around seawalls is producing some snook as well at first light. Fish the first of the outgoing tide for the best luck with the snook. Scattered reports of mangrove snapper, drum, and even a few inshore pompano have been trickling in over the past week.
SURF/PIER- Pompano fishing remained very very good over the past week. The morning and late afternoon bite are both producing equally good numbers of fish. Sandfleas, clams, and FishBites remain the baits of choice. Bluefish may have made their last showing of the season...looks like they may be gone now till next fall. Whiting and croaker are still biting good in close; with small pieces of fresh shrimp being the bait of choice. Snook starting to show up in the surf as well. Lots of different species hanging out in the surf right now!
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OFFSHORE: Good looking forecast for the upcoming weekend; with conditions being right for the dolphin to bite good. Look for a decent dolphin bite between 150-300' of water out of Palm Beach and Jupiter Inlets. Trolling the usual dolphin spread (ballyhoo, bonita strips, squid, and small jet head lures) should raise some dolphin; as will drifting and chumming along the deep side of the 120' ledge. Sailfish season is tapering down, but those putting in the time are still raising some fish. Goggle eyes and bluer runners under the kite will still be the most effective way to go, but don't overlook the smaller baits on a flatline this time of year as well. Kingfish remain scattered up and down the 120' edge, with Jupiter holding a few more fish than Palm Beach. Drifting with sardines on a knocker rig is a good way to go about getting some king bites. Mixed in with the kingfish have been a few very nice cobia, and the occasional blackfin tuna as well. Snapper fishing remains good along the bottom, with some nice mutton snapper being caught over the past week. Springtime fishing is setting in, one of the best times of year for great mixed bag action. Be sure to get offshore if you have chance!
INSHORE: Snook fishing continues to improve, and conditions look right for some decent fishing this weekend as well. Best bet for the snook is to throw jigs, swim baits, and swimming plugs around the bridges at night. Cast up current and work the baits back to hungry snook laid up along shadow lines and other ambush points looking for any easy passing meals. The Munyon Island flats are still holding a nice little variety of life these days. Working a small topwater lure around the mangroves and small channels in the flats has been producing some snook, jacks, ladyfish, and even a few spotted seatrout still. Low light periods of the day will provide the most action. The Loxahatchee River has been on the slow side, but a few snook are hanging around the seawalls and boat docks. Scattered reports of a few sheepshead still coming in from area bridges as well.
SURF/PIER: Pompano remains the target species for most fishing along the beach these days. Sandfleas and clams remain the popular bait choices for the pomps. Whiting and croaker are hanging out in the first trough and more than willing to grab small pieces of fresh cut shrimp. Bluefish action (presumably some of the last of the season) was fair this week along the beach early in the morning. Starting to hear of some snook cruising the beach as well already. Shark fishing slowed, but key spots are still holding fair numbers of blacktips.
NOAA MARINE FORECAST:
FRIDAY...SOUTH SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 3 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...SOUTH SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
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Beautiful batch of live pinfish came back in today. Great looking baits! Fathom Offshore gear now in-stock! Mad Hueys gear arriving any day. Lots of good stuff in-store right now to come check out!
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Juno Beach Charter Fishing Update:
Springtime is coming, and with it comes some really cool fishing opportunities. For the next couple months I will be offering a really cool six hour afternoon live bait fishing trip. It will be a 2-8pm trip where we go and catch live baits, set up a drift on the edge, and present live baits to a whole assorted list of species. The late afternoon trip can produce kingfish dolphin, wahoo, sailfish, cobia, blackfin tuna, mutton snapper, and grouper. Great way to spend the afternoon. Trip is $550, and we can comfortably fish with 4-6n people.
OFFSHORE- Nice looking ocean forecast for the next few days, and good fishing isn't going to leave many excuses for not going fishing this weekend (Sorry...but the Palm Beach Boat show isn't an excuse!)! Sailfish action has remained good in 150-300' of water from Palm Beach to Jupiter Inlet. Live goggle eyes, small blue runners, and threadfins are all good baits for the sails right now. With the calmer clearer conditions of late, keep the terminal tackle and leader light for the most shots at the sailfish (Many tournament teams are scaled down to 30lb leader.). Dolphin have been scattered in the same areas as the sails. Trolling small nalked ballyhoo, squid, or bonita strips remains a good way to get the dolphin excited. Typically the dolphin are not in big schools but small packs this time of year; that said, never pass up good looking floating debris if your looking for dolphin. Kingfish action has been good out of Jupiter Inlet, with the kings bouncing around from 90-120'of water. Trolling your baits down a little deeper, or drifting sardines on a knocker rig are a good way to get the kings attention. A few cobia are mixed in with the kingfish. Snapper fishing has been good over the past week, with some nice muttons starting to show up. Also some very chunky mangrove snapper around as well. Sardines and squid remain the top producing baits on the bottom.
INSHORE- Snook fishing continues to heat up with the weather. Those anglers with a boat will find fast action around dock lights at night with live shrimp and small jigs. No boat? No worrier, look for the snook bite to be good around the bridges at night. Live shrimp, flair hawk jigs, and smaller swim baits are all good choices for the snook right now. If night time fishing isn't your thing; look for some snook to be laid up in the Loxahatchee River around boat docks and seawalls. Jacks, both large and small, are cruising the Loxahatchee River and Lake Worth right now in good numbers. Lots of fun to catch the big ones on topwater plugs early in the morning as they cruise seawalls looking for mullet to pick off. Flats fishing inHobe Sound has been producing some jacks, ladyfish, and occasional pompano.
SURF/PIER- Pompano action has been good again this week, with most of the fish holding north of Jupiter Inlet. Sandfleas, clams, and Fishbites (Sandflea flavored) remain the top producing baits for the pompano. Early morning and late afternoon (low light periods of the day) will be prime time to look for the pompano. Spanish Mackerel are scattered along the beach and still holding at Peck's Lake in good numbers. Bluefish action is slow, but a few are being caught in Hobe Sound. Cut mullet or sardines has been the top producing bait for the bluefish. Shark action has slowed along the beach,
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 13 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. .
SATURDAY...SOUTH SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
SHOP UPDATE: Fresh ballyhoo on tap for the weekend...and rumor has it they are nice looking fish!
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OFFSHORE- No reports to speak of offshore this week due to heavy winds. The ocean was rough, and for the most part none wanted any part of it. Conditions look right this weekend though for a good dolphin bite. Look for the dolphin to be in 150-300' of water scattered up and down the line. Setting up a drift with good amounts of chum (ground menhaden chum, glass minnows, and menhaden oil) and letting the dolphin come to you is always a good choice during a strong southeast wind, as is the standard deal of trolling to find them. Sailfish action was great last weekend, and should continue on this week as well. Look for the sailfish to be in roughly the same area as the dolphin. Live goggle eyes and small blue runners will be the baits of choice for the sailfish. A few scattered wahoo will no doubt be in the mix as well. Kingfish remain scattered off of Jupiter Inlet in 80-120' of water. Reports of some cobia on the reef are starting to trickle in as well. Snapper fishing has been very steady from Palm Beach to Jupiter Inlet. Springtime fishing is really starting to take off, so be sure to get offshore if you get a chance!
INSHORE- Snook fishing continues to improve, and will only improve as the weather warms. The bridges are holding a good number of snook on outgoing tide, and the Loxahatchee River has some nice fish laid up around seawalls and boat docks. The snook are also beginning to stack up good in the dock lights, especially in areas with good current. As is almost always the case, the snook fishing will be better at night; so be prepared to give up some sleep to track down the best linesider action. Jacks and ladyfish are still plentiful along the Hobe Sound flats; with a few trout and maybe even a redfish still in the mix as well. Area bridges are still holding a fair number of sheepshead, and occasional black drum.
SURF FISHING- Pompano action has been good this week. Holding bottom has been a little tough, but with a spider sinker and a little luck the pompano are around! Sandfleas, clams, and fishbites remain the top producing baits. The sharks are around still, so be sure to reel those pomps in quick! Scattered bluefish around still, along with scattered schools of spanish mackerel. Some nice croaker and whiting biting in the first trough on small pieces of cut shrimp. It's a little early, but a few snook are cruising the surf right now as well. Lots of good stuff going on, and should be a good weekend for some surf fishing!
NOAA Marine Forecast:
FRIDAY...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
SATURDAY...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS CHOPPY IN EXPOSED AREAS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
SUNDAY...SOUTH SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
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OFFSHORE: Offshore fishing was good this week, with a nice variety of species being caught. Sailfish are hanging around in 150-250' of water from Lake Worth to Jupiter Inlet in small pods. Don't expect double digit days on the sails, but those putting the time in are raising a few sailfish daily. Dolphin are mixed in with the sailfish in fair numbers as well. Look for the dolphin action to be best in 200-300' of water. Live baits under the kites will provide the best chance at bigger dolphin, while trolling and covering water will provide more bites. Ballyhoo, bonita strips, and trolling squid are all great bait choices for the dolphin right now. A few wahoo were caught this week from 150-200' of water out of Jupiter. Keep the baits down a little deeper for the best chance at a wahoo. Some nice blackfin tuna caught this week in the same area as the wahoo and dolphin. The kingfish are still scattered out in 90-130' from the Juno Beach Pier to Jupiter Inlet. Live baits down deep, or an old school sardine knocker rig should work to get some kingfish bites. Cobia are starting to show in 100-120' of water as well. Banded rudder fish schools are starting to show up in their springtime spots. Snapper reports remained strong (especially for this time of year) this week out of both Jupiter and Palm Beach Inlets.
INSHORE: Snook fishing improved this week with the nice weather. The bridges are producing a good number of snook bites on outgoing tide. Live shrimp, flair hawk style snook jigs, and small/medium size swim baits are great snook choices right now. The Loxahatchee River is also holding a fair number of snook right now. Look for the snook to be laid yup around boat docks and seawalls. Good number of jacks moving around the river and ICW right now. Nothing like having a big jack crush a topwater plug walked slowly along a calm seawall as the sun comes up, catch em while they are around! Still a nice mixed bag of species around the Hobe Sound Flats. Some sheepshead hanging around bridges and seawalls. A few tarpon being caught in the Palm Beach Inlet.
SURF/PIER: Pompano fishing has remained good this week, with the stretch of beach from the Juno Pier to Jupiter Inlet producing a fair number of pomps. Sandfleas, clams, and fishbites remain the top producing baits for the pompano. Lots of sharks around, with the best bite late in the afternoon. A fresh chunk of bait is the best bet for the sharks. Scattered bluefish up and down the beach. Spanish mackerel action has remained very good up towards Peck's Lake. Croaker and whiting are biting small pieces of shrimp in the first trough. The first schools of tarpon were saw along the beach this week. A handful of snook hanging around in the surf right now.
NOAA Marine Forecast:
FRIDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 3 SECONDS INCREASING TO 9 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SATURDAY...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET. NORTH NORTHEAST SWELL AROUND 3 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
Beautiful batch of fresh ballyhoo in-stock. "Local Vibes" benefit for our friend Allen this Saturday from 2-8pm at the Love Street beach. Live music, lots of great raffles, and good time...don't miss it (NOTE: We are closing at 5pm this Saturday only so we can make the party too!).
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