OFFSHORE: Fishing slowed a bit offshore this week, but overall remained very good. Sailfish remain scattered up and down the line, with a chance or two almost a give each trip. Dolphin fishing was good again this week in 150-300' of water. The fish seemed to shrink a little bit, with more throwbacks in the mix than the last few weeks. That's a good sign though, those little dolphin grow quick! Cobia fishing was great along the 120' ledge. A sardine on the bottom was the ticket for the cobia. Kingfish are also mixed in along the edge. Snapper fishing is still very hot. Sardines is the bait of choice for the snapper. Very good fishing offshore right now...well worth going if you have a chance!
INSHORE: Good snook fishing again this week, and it should only improve as the weather continues to warm. Won't be long before the snook start thinking about heading towards the inlets. Look for the snook to be around the bridges at night, and biting best on an outgoing tide. Flair Hawk style jigs, medium size swimbaits, and shrimp jigs are all great choices for the snook right now. Some monster bluefish inside right now along with some huge jacks as well.
SURF/PIER: Pompano fishing is very good right now, and should continue to stay hot for a few weeks. Sandfleas and clams are the baits of choice for the pompano right now. No super hot spot for the pomps right now...just a matter of landing in the right spot! Still some bluefish around, along with scattered spanish mackerel. The sharks have thinned out a bit, but still a good number around. Snook fishing has been above average for this time of year along the beach. Lots of good stuff going on right now...go if you have a chance!
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS ALONG THE COAST TO SOUTH 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE GULF STREAM. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. PERIOD 4 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING... THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
SATURDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH SOUTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. PERIOD 9 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
SUNDAY...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
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OFFSHORE: Very good fishing over the past week offshore (too bad the weather can't cooperate a little better...). Dolphin fishing remains strong in 150-300' of water. Quite the size array of dolphin around; with fish in the 5-25lb range being caught. Trolling smaller baits and lures has been good for the dolphin; as has drifting and chumming. Good action in along the 120' ledge as well. The usual springtime mix of species are showing up (sharks, blackfin cobia, rudderfish, dolphin, kingfish, and more) along the ledge; almost are willing to bite a silly old dead sardine on a knocker rig. Snapper fishing also remains good in 60-100' of water, with the area between the Juno Beach Pier and Jupiter Inlet regularly producing bites.
INSHORE: Snook fishing will once again be the main game in town on the inshore side of things. Fair number of snook hanging around the bridges at night and under docks and along seawalls during the day. Look for outgoing tide to produce best for the snook. Live shrimp, medium size swimsuits, and flair hawk jigs are all good choices for the snook currently. She big jacks cruising around inshore. Look for them to make themselves noticeable as they blast mullet along seawalls. Nothing like watching a twenty pound jack crush a zara spook along a seawall! Other inshore action remains a bit spotty.
SURF/PIER: The pompano reports improved again this week, with reports coming in up and down the line. The fish seem to be spread out, with reports coming from both north and south of Jupiter Inlet. The big bluefish are still hanging out north of Jupiter Inlet. Look for the bluefish to readily strike large popping plugs or heavy spoons during lower light periods of the day. Spanish mackerel have been scattered along the beach as well. The blacktip sharks continue to hang around in good numbers. Overall good surf fishing...just looks like tough fishing conditions this weekend.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 11 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS ROUGH IN EXPOSED AREAS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
SATURDAY...WINDS EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 9 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS CHOPPY IN EXPOSED AREAS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
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OFFSHORE: Pretty good fishing offshore when the weather allows right now. The late season cold front has the sails perked up pretty good in 150-200' of water. Live baits under the kite is the way to go for the sailfish. Dolphin action has been really good as well in 100-200' of water from Palm Beach to Jupiter Inlets. The fish are in smaller packs, not large schools. Setting up a drift and chumming is a great way to catch the dolphin right now. A little block chum and some menhaden oil is all you need to get the dolphin around in a hurry. Keep a sardines or ballyhoo floating in the chum, and be sure to have a few rods ready to go when you see em. Most of the dolphin have been decent ones in the 8-10lb range. Scattered kingfish are biting in 100-120' of water on sardines. Bottom fishing remains good with some good snapper reports coming in. The cobia are starting to show up in fair numbers in 90-120' of water as well. Good late winter/early spring fishing going on right now; go if you have a chance!
INSHORE: Snook fishing remains very good inshore right now. The snook are biting live shrimp at night around bridges and docklights, and live mullet around docks and seawalls during the day. The snook maybe a bit sluggish after the front so be prepared to slow things way down. Some big jacks inshore to pull on. A noisy topwater plug along a seawall is a god way to go to get the big jacks fired up. The Sheepshead have been biting around area bridges and boat docks on live shrimp and sandfleas. Overall pretty good inshore fishing right now.
SURF/PIER: Pompano fishing was good this week; both from the pier and beach. Doc's Goofy Jigs are catching them form the pier, while sand fleas and clams are the way to go from the beach. Some large bluefish around right now. Spoons and topwater are a good choice for the bluefish. Scattered spanish mackerel around. Lots of sharks along the beach right now, including some full size ones! Lots of good surf fishing right now!
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. PERIOD 6 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
SATURDAY...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE EVENING. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
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Offshore: Finally a little break in the weather! Pretty good dolphin fishing in 150-300' of water. Trolling ballyhoo, bonita strips, or squid is a good way to go for the dolphin. Scattered sailfish bite up and down the line. Kingfish also remain scattered up and down the 120' ledge. A few cobia starting to show up. Been some blackfin tuna around. Good bottom fishing right now as well. The rudder fish are here a bit early as well...spring is here! Good mixed bag fishing right now...go if you have a chance!
Inshore: Snook fishing remains pretty good. The bridges are holding some fish at night, while boat docks in the Loxahatchee River are producing a good number of snook during the day. Pitching DOA shrimp under docks is a good way to get some snook bites. A large live mullet is a good way to get a bite out of the big girls. Some big jacks cruising around inshore to test your tackle. Sheepshead action has been pretty good inshore. Other inshore action remains spotty.
Surf/Pier: Pompano fishing improved this week, with some fairly good reports coming in. Conditions look favorable for the pomps this weekend, so definitely give it a shot idk possible. Sandfleas, clams, and fish bites remain the bait of choice for pompano . Best action has been early each morning, while the best spot has bounced around a fair amount. Bluefish have been biting at the Juno Pier at night. Cut sardines or mullet is a good choice for the bluefish. Spinner shark action has remained fair off of Singer Island and Lost Tree. Fair number of croaker in the first trough on small pieces of shrimp.
NOAA Marine Weather:
FRIDAY...WEST SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH NORTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. PERIOD 9 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
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OFFSHORE- Not exactly ideal offshore fishing conditions this weekend! The past week has seen some fair sailfish action, scattered dolphin and blackfin tuna, along with some kingfish. Snapper fishing has been good on the bottom. This is looking like a good weekend to go through the tackle and start thinking about springtime fishing patterns that should be setting in here very soon.
INSHORE- Pretty good snook fishing inshore again this week. The bridges are producing a fair amount of snook, especially on outgoing tide. Shrimp are still the best bait choice for the snook, but that will begin to change as the water continues to warm. Should be a fair amount of fish on the flats in Hobe Sound and around Munyon Island. Jacks, ladyfish, scattered pompano, and sheepshead will make up the bulk of the species; with a few others randomly in the mix. Palm Beach Inlet has had a good number of jacks cruising around; along with a few tarpon along the south jetty. Also the time of year to see some sheepshead hanging out in the inlet as well.
SURF/PIER- Pompano fishing was better this week, with Juno Beach finally producing a handful of fish. Sandfleas, clams, and fish bites will remain the baits of choice for the pomps. Bluefish have been biting at the Juno Beach Pier at night on cut sardines. Above average number of snook for this time of year also hanging around the pier. Spinner sharks are scattered along the beach as well.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER-
FRIDAY...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 KNOTS ALONG THE COAST TO NORTHEAST 20 TO 25 KNOTS IN THE GULF STREAM. ALONG THE COAST, SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 9 FEET. IN THE GULF STREAM, SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 9 FEET BUILDING TO 7 TO 9 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 11 FEET. PERIOD 6 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS ROUGH IN EXPOSED AREAS. NUMEROUS SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN SCATTERED SHOWERS.
SATURDAY...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 9 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND 8 TO 10 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL TO 13 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM. INTRACOASTAL WATERS ROUGH IN EXPOSED AREAS.
SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 11 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND 9 TO 11 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL TO 14 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM. INTRACOASTAL WATERS ROUGH IN EXPOSED AREAS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
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