OFFSHORE- Dolphin reports were very scattered this week. Hard to say where to go look for them as reports of scattered dolphin came in from 250-1500' of water. Blind trolling produced some dolphin, as did running and gunning in search of floating debris. Small ballyhoo, bonita strips, and trolling squid are all good bait choices for the dolphin right now. Blackfin tuna are being caught in 200-300' of water on small trolling feathers and small daisy chains. Kingfish bite has been pretty good in 100-200' of water from the Juno Beach Pier to Jupiter Inlet. Live sardines are the top bait choice for the kings, with dead sardines also producing a fair number of bites as well. Snapper fishing has been a bit day to day. One day the mutton and yellowtail reports are very good, the next day it seems tough to buy a bite. Sardines remain the bait of choice on the bottom.
INSHORE- Snook fishing remains good inshore right now, especially closer to the inlets. Jupiter Inlet has had a good snook bite over the past week. Last weekend to invite a snook home for dinner for a few months so don't miss out on the opportunity! Still a fair number of tarpon around inshore, along with some nice bruiser jacks. Mangrove snapper fishing has been improving inshore as well.
SURF/PIER- The Juno Beach Pier has had pretty solid snook action this week. The snook have been biting live baits, dead sardines on bottom, as well as swimbaits early in the morning. Spanish Mackerel action has also been good at the pier, with white crappie jigs being the best lure choice. Still a fair number of late season pompano around, especially as you travel a little farther north.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...East southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms through the day.
SATURDAY...East southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
SUNDAY...East southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas less than 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Slight chance of showers in the morning. Slight chance of thunderstorms through the day. Chance of showers.
Thanks For Reading,
OFFSHORE- The blackfin tuna, including some very good sized ones, continue to be the best news offshore. Look for the tuna to bite best early in the morning and late in the afternoon in 200-300' of water out of Palm Beach Inlet. Live baits fished down a little deeper on light leader have been the key for catching the bigger blackfin tuna. Dolphin reports were a little hit or miss this week. Biggest factor in dolphin fishing (as it usually is) is some luck in finding them. No depth in particular for the dolphin so be prepared to cover some water to find them. Kingfish are around in good numbers as well. The kings have been scattered from the Juno Beach Pier to the Loran Tower in 120-150' of water. Live baits will be the best bet for the kings. Still a fair number of late season sailfish around. Bottom fishing remains pretty good, with a nice mix of yellowtail and mutton snapper around. Sardines and threadfins remain the bait of choice for the bottom fish. After Friday the weather report looks pretty good offshore...should be a good weekend to get after it!
INSHORE- Snook fishing remains good inshore. Good amounts of bait inshore right now have the snook fired up and eating as they begin to move towards the inlet. Live pilchards and threadfins will be top bait choices for the snook, while flair hawk jigs and swimbaits in pearl and green/white color combos are also getting bit good. Only another week of snook season so be sure to get after them now before the summer closed season. The tarpon have still been back in the Loxahatchee River. Look for them to be up rolling early in the morning. Mangrove snapper are starting to bite decently, especially around the bridges at night. Small live pilchards and live shrimp will be good bait choices for them.
SURF/PIER- Reports have been a bit slower than expected from the Juno Beach Pier and local beaches this week as anglers hit the boards and sand after a two month break. Calm clear conditions (Monday-Wed Morning) and now a building swell for a few days will further complicate getting the reports dialed in. The snook are starting to show up on the beach, and at the pier. The water temp is still a bit cool, so the snook are not fired up on the lures just yet. On the pier live baits (which have been a bit tough to come by) and dead sardines have been the ticket for the snook. Lots of glass minnows on the beach over the past few days, with a decent number of Spanish Mackerel following along with them. Tarpon have been along the beach in goods numbers as well. The tarpon for the most part have been out of range from shore bound anglers. The Jupiter Inlet has had a few snook around, along with a good number of moonfish. Not much to report on the pompano locally this week, but reports of fish up in Martin County and farther north continue to come in. FishBites and sand fleas remain the bait of choice for the pompano.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...East southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas to 8 feet. Period 11 seconds becoming 4 seconds in the afternoon. North northeast swell 4 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Slight chance of showers in the afternoon.
SATURDAY...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Slight chance of showers.
SUNDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Chance of showers through the day. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
MONDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Chance of showers. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Thanks For Reading,
OFFSHORE: Offshore fishing remained good again this week for those able to get out. Still seeing a nice late season sailfish bite, with most boats getting multiple chances. While the sail bite has bounced around a bit, it seems a little more consistent down to the south of Palm Inlet. The Blackfin Tuna bite remains very good out of Palm Beach Inlet as well. The tuna are biting best in 200-300' of water, especially early in the morning and late in the afternoon. Live pilchards are a great bait choice for he bigger blackfin. Try to keep the leader light and get the baits down a bit for the best luck. Kingfish remain scattered along the 120' ledge in good numbers from the Juno Beach Pier to the Loran Tower. The big school continues to push around a bit, but pretty much up and down the line has a chance to produce some fish. Snapper fishing was good as well again this week. Some really big yellowtail snapper being caught in 90' of water off the Juno Beach Pier, along with a good scattering of mutton snapper.
INSHORE: Snook fishing remains very good inshore. The best action remains at night around the bridges; but the inlets are also starting to produce very well during the day as well. Flairhawk jigs and big swimbaits are working at the bridges, while live bait is going to be key in the inlet. Look for the top of the outgoing tide to produce the best results, but windy rough conditions offshore could stir the water up enough to trigger a good incoming bite as well. Other inshore action remains fair. Still a fair number of tarpon around inshore, along with a good scattering of jacks. Good action on sandperch in the ICW as well right now using cut shrimp.
SURF/PIER: Up to the north the pompano are still biting, but action is definitely beginning to slow on them. Sandfleas, clams, and FishBItes remain the bait of choice for the pomps. Croaker are biting small pieces of shrimp in the first trough. Snook are starting to get out on the beach a bit more, along with the start of the tarpon moving north. NOt much of a forecast for the beach this weekend, but hopefully we will see some more access open up next week along with a little nicer weather!
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...East northeast winds 15 to 20 knots with gusts to around 30 knots along the coast to east northeast 20 to 25 knots with gusts to around 35 knots in the Gulf Stream. Seas 5 to 7 feet with occasional seas to 9 feet. Period 6 seconds. Intracoastal waters rough in exposed areas. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning. Showers. Chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
SATURDAY...North northwest winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning. Chance of showers. Chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
SUNDAY...North winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
Thanks For Reading,
OFFSHORE- Fishing has been good offshore again this week. Best action has, for the most part, remained in 120-300' of water. Springtime fishing is in full effect with a good assortment of species around. Kingfish, blackfin tuna, cobia, and sailfish have provided most of the action offshore. Live baiting with pilchards, threadfin, and sardines (all of which have been pretty readily available on local bait spots) is going to provide the most action along the edge right now. Drifting with dead baits (threadfins, sardines, and ballyhoo) will also produce good results as well. Best action will be early morning and late afternoon. Backside of the full moon will hopefully provide some good wahoo action this weekend. Dolphin fishing was a bit slower this week, but still a fair number of them around. Just takes some looking to find them right now. Out deeper the tilefish action has been good this week; with squid being the bait of choice for them. Inside the 120' ledge snapper fishing remains good on the bottom. Been some really nice mutton snapper caught over the past week. Sardines (preferably fresh caught ones) will be the best bait on the bottom, but bonita strips will also get some solid bites.
INSHORE- Snook fishing has been good this week, with some good numbers of fish pushing towards the inlets. The bridges are producing a pretty good bite at night, especially on an outgoing tide. With very clear water around this week, the later part of the outgoing tide will provide a little dirtier water and easier chance to trick the snook. The tarpon have also been around in good numbers. Flair hawk jigs (especially the new Justice Jigs we have in-stock) and SpoolTek's remain a solid choice at the bridge. Mangrove snapper are showing up inshore in better numbers over the past week. Live shrimp and small live pilchards will be the best bait for the mangroves.
SURF/PIER- Still not much access on the beach locally, but up the coast surf fishing has been good. Solid pompano bite starting at Hutchison Island and north over the past week. Sandfleas, clams, and FishBites will be the best bait for the pomps. Some big jacks cruising the beach this week. Good number of tarpon moving north over the past week. Should be about time for the early season snook to start showing up along the beach as well.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet along the coast and 3 to 5 feet with occasional to 6 feet in the Gulf Stream. Period 7 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
SATURDAY...West winds 5 to 10 knots becoming east northeast in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. .
SUNDAY...East southeast winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 25 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet along the coast and 3 to 5 feet with occasional to 6 feet in the Gulf Stream. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
Thanks For Reading,