OFFSHORE- Weather early this week kept reports a bit slim; but things are looking up nicely for the weekend! Dolphin reports remain fair, with fish scattered it seems from 300-600' of water. South winds should help get some more dolphin pointed north. Trolling ballyhoo, bonita strips, and squid should all work well for the dolphin. If you find good floating debris; drifting and chunking will also work well for the dolphin. Could be a few wahoo lurking around the same areas as the dolphin, so keep a deep jig ready. Best action this week remains Blackfin Tuna. 200-300' of water is the best depth range for the Blackfin Tuna. Vertical jigs have been good for the tuna. Putting live baits (live sardines are the top choice!) 20-30' below the surface is a great way to go for the bigger Blackfin Tuna. Kingfish bite slowed a bit along the 120' ledge; but still a decent pick on them. Cold water has the bottom fishing slowed down pretty good. As the water warms back up, and the current slows down a bit the bottom fishing should heat back up nicely. About time to start getting some bigger mutton snapper reports coming in.
INSHORE- Snook fishing remains god inshore right now. Last weekend to invite one home for dinner before the season closes. The Loxahatchee River has been holding a few snook. Bridges closer to the inlet are also producing well. Outgoing tide tends to be the best bet for the snook; but if the water is moving you have a chance at them. Live mullet is the best bait in the river. Flair Hawk bite has been good at night. Mangrove snapper bite has been improving inshore. Small live pilchards and live shrimp are top bait choice for the mangroves. A few big jacks and a stray tarpon or two cruising around inshore as well.
SURF/PIER- Snook fishing has really been heating up at the Juno Beach Pier and in Jupiter and Palm Beach Inlet. Live baits (Croakers, pilchards, grunts, etc...) will be the best bait choice for the snook. Look for outgoing tide to be the best bet in the inlets. At the Pier the snook will bite best early in the morning and late in the afternoon. The Juno Beach Pier continues to have some big jacks cruising through. A diamond jig or swimming plug (Yo-Zuri Longcast Minnow or Rapala X-Rap) is a great way to go for the jacks. The same lures will work if a stray kingfish should come cruising by. Been a fair number of moonfish around the Pier and Jupiter Inlet. Small crappie jigs or large sabiki rigs tend to be the best bet for them. A few mangrove snapper around this week. Croakers have been biting very good in the surf. Live shrimp remains the bait of choice for the croaker.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...South southeast winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
SATURDAY...South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Chance of showers in the morning. Chance of thunderstorms. Showers likely.
SUNDAY...South southeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Chance of showers in the morning. Chance of thunderstorms . Showers likely.
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Marc and family with a nice Jack caught from the Juno Beach Pier!
OFFSHORE- Good reports offshore this week, with a good mixed bag variety of action! Dolphin reports remain strong, with lots of good fish coming in. Best depth has been 200-600' for the dolphin. The bite has bounced around depth wise depending on wind and ocean conditions. Trolling bonita strips and squid has been a good bet for the dolphin. Sailfish bite remains strong in 200-300' of water. Lots of Blackfin Tuna around in the same 200-300' range. Kingfish bite has been strong along the 120' ledge. A handful of wahoo caught this week on the backside of the full moon. Snapper reports have been strong this week as well. Lots of good fishing overall offshore...get after it if you can!
INSHORE- Snook fishing remains strong inshore. The Loxahatchee River has been holding a good number of snook. The snook have been keyed in on seawalls with good current flow. A live mullet is the top choice; but early in the morning a topwater plug will also get some bites. The bridges are holding a good number of snook at night as well. Outgoing tide has been best bet for the most part. Mangrove snapper reports continue to improve.
SURF/PIER- Still getting a handful of pompano reports coming in. Best bite on the late season pompano has been early morning. Sandfleas have been the bait of choice for the pomps (Now that season is on the last final little stretch...we have some really nice fleas in-stock...a little late I know!). Even though it's late in the season for them; if you find the pompano the sharks are close behind so get them in fast! Snook reports continue to improve along the beach. Starting to get some snook cruising in the trough: While the pods of snook are also showing up at the Juno Beach Pier in good numbers. The Juno Beach Pier has been holding some good schools of pilchards, which in turn are attracting the snook nicely. A fair number of Spanish Mackerel hanging around the Juno Beach Pier as well. Croakers are biting nicely in the first trough on small pieces of shrimp.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...South southeast winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Showers likely and chance of thunderstorms.
SATURDAY...East southeast winds around 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
SUNDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
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OFFSHORE- After a rough week of weather offshore; initial reports for the weekend look pretty good actually. Keep those fingers crossed that the weather reports hold true. Those who braved it this week found the dolphin chewing big time. Best dolphin reports in the rough stuff came in 180-250' of water. Trolling bonita strips and squid was a safe bet for the dolphin. Most of the dolphin have been 5-10lbs; with a few bigger gaffers in the mix. Sailfish bite remains strong as well. Live sardines and pilchards have been the best bet for the sailfish. Look for the sails to be a bit deeper (200-300' is a good depth range) than usual wintertime hangouts. Kingfish bite remains great off of Jupiter. The 120' ledge from the Juno Beach Pier to Jupiter Inlet has been holding really good schools of kings. Blackfin Tuna bite remains strong in 200-300' of water as well. Snapper reports have been slim: Nicer weather this weekend should see an improvement in bottom fishing reports.
INSHORE- Snook fishing remains strong inshore. The Loxahatchee River has been holding a good number of fish this past week. The topwater bite has been good early in the morning and late in the afternoon. Look for the snook to be laid up under boat docks and along seawalls with good current flow. A live mullet fished along a seawall with current is a great way to get a snook bite when the sun gets up a little higher. Small tarpon and jacks have been mixed in with the snook in fair numbers. Mangrove snapper continue to fill into their summertime inshore hangouts.
SURF/PIER- Rough surf shut the fishing down for the most part this week. Pompano fishing has largely dried up. We could still see a few fish push through; but for the most part they have pushed north of us. Lots of big jacks cruising the beach the past few weeks. Despite rough surf; the Juno Beach Pier saw a fair number of jacks push through this week. A few snook at the Juno Beach Pier as well. Look for snook fishing to improve as the ocean continues to calm down. A handful of mangrove snapper beginning to hang out around the Pier as well.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas to 8 feet. Period 9 seconds. North swell around 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
SATURDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Chance of showers through the day. Chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
SUNDAY...South southeast winds around 5 knots becoming southeast in the afternoon. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Chance of showers. Chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
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Solid Blackfin from Luke!!!!
OFFSHORE- Good springtime fishing continued this week; and with the weather looking to hold for the next few days it should remain good. Sailfish action remains strong, with most boats seeing at least a handful of fish every trip. As is common this time of year, the sails tend to be just a little deeper than usual (180-250' is a good range). The sailfish will tend to slide out a little deeper for cooler water and to have less competition with the bonita and kingfish. Good dolphin reports over the past week. No specific depth on the dolphin; as catch reports have come in from 150-600' of water. Some really good size dolphin in the mix so don't forget the gaff! Kingfish bite has been absolutely insane off of Jupiter over the past week. The kingfish schools will move around a bit: but from the Juno Beach Pier to Jupiter Inlet in 120-150' of water is a pretty safe bet. Live sardines are the most popular choice bait wise; but drifting dead sardines on a knocker rig will also get plenty of bites. Blackfin Tuna bite remains very strong in 250-350' of water. Pretty good numbers of tuna up and down the line; with some big fish being caught south of Lake Worth Inlet. Fair snapper reports this week. Look for mutton fishing to really fire up over the next couple of weeks.
INSHORE- Snook fishing was very good inshore again this week. A good number of snook in the Loxahatchee River during the day and around the bridges at night. Look for the snook to be tight to seawalls and under boat docks during the day. At night they will get in the shadow lines nosing into the current. Warmer temps have the snook more active; and they are more than willing to chase down a bigger bait right now. Palm Beach Inlet has been holding some good jacks, along with a few tarpon. Starting to see a few more mangrove snapper being caught these days. A live shrimp or small live pilchard is a solid choice for the snapper.
SURF/PIER- Pompano fishing slowed way down this week; but still a few around. Looks like we should get a some north wind late in the weekend, which in theory should help fire up another little push of fish. Bluefish seemed to have finally gotten out of town, but you may see a straggler or two around still. Snook are showing up in a little better numbers along the beach. The Juno Beach Pier saw a few more cobia this week, along with a handful of kingfish. Croakers and whiting have been biting fresh shrimp well in the surf. Seaweed seems to have thinned out a bit over the past day or two.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...South winds 5 to 15 knots. Gusts up to 25 knots. Seas less than 2 feet. Period 3 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
SATURDAY...South southwest winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 25 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
SUNDAY...Along the coast, west southwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming southwest, then becoming east northeast in the evening. In the Gulf Stream, west southwest winds 5 to 15 knots becoming east southeast 5 to 10 knots in the evening. Gusts up to 25 knots in the Gulf Stream. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning. Chance of showers. Chance of thunderstorms.
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Derek came in picked up a sweet new rod last week...and promptly put it to good use!