Weekend Fishing Forecast (10/31-11/2/14)
OFFSHORE- In the spirit of the Halloween weekend...it looks like anybody wanting to get offshore this weekend is facing a trick instead of a treat! A pretty strong cool front is going to have the wind blowing up out of the northwest and the ocean looks like it will be on the rougher side. Anyone able to sneak out should find a good bite on the sailfish, and most likely some dolphin as well. Look for the sails and dolphin to be along the edge in 100-200' of water. It'll be rough, but it will be great conditions for sailfish. Be careful and don't push the limits of what your boat can comfortably handle. Cobia made a nice showing this week along the edge. Look for the cobia to be following the sharks or hanging around wrecks this time of year. Snapper fishing remained very good this week, with a nice mixed bag of muttons and yellowtail snapper being caught out of Palm Beach and Jupiter Inlets.
INSHORE- Snook fishing is slowing down just a bit but overall remains good. Look for the snook to be following the last schools of mullet around; and really beginning to fill into their more traditional late fall/winter homes. Bridges with good current and deep water channels will remain very good spots to look for the snook. As the mullet thin out, live shrimp(or shrimp style lures) will begin to be the key baits for snook. Flats fishing around Munyon Island continues to improve. LIve shrimp will be a good bet for catching a nice mixed bag of species along the flats now.
SURF/PIER- Still seeing a lot of action along the beach right now. Pompano fishing remains very good for this time of year. From the beach the pompano are biting sandfleas the best; the Juno Beach Pier pompano have a taste for Goofy Jigs and clams it seems. Spanish mackerel action is also very good at the Juno Beach Pier, especially early and in dirty water conditions. Small X-Raps, crappie jigs, clark spoons(w/ the bobber rig), and gotcha plugs are all catching the mackerel right now. Scattered reports of a few redfish along the beach right now as well. Bluefish action remains good. Cut bait and silver spoons will work well for the bluefish.
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Weekend Fishing Outlook (10/24-10/26/14)
OFFSHORE- The ocean forecast is not the nicest you'll ever see, but the forecasted north-northeast winds should help fire up the fishing. The dolphin have still been around in fair numbers from 150-400' of water out of both Jupiter and Palm Beach Inlets. Look for the dolphin to be around bait schools, floating debris, current rips, and weedlines. Trolling an assortment of small ballhoo and trolling feathers is a good bet for the dolphin right now, and will also spark the interest of any blackfin tuna that are around. The blackfin tuna have been in 250-350' of water between Jupiter and Palm Beach Inlets; with most of the fish ranging from 2-5lbs. Smaller trolling feathers, jethead lures, and daisy chains are the best bet for the blackfin. While they are not around in big numbers, a few wahoo will be hanging around the schools of blackfin tuna. Sailfish action continues to improve, with those targeting them starting to regularly see a couple of fish a day. Livebaiting in 100-200' of water out of both Jupiter and Palm Beach Inlets should raise a sailfish. Snapper action remains fair, especially when you can get past the triggerfish. The driftboats are reporting fair mutton catches and some nice yellowtail snapper as well.
INSHORE- While not fully done, the mullet run is starting to wind down. This is a dynamite time to go snook fishing, especially if you like throwing lures for them. The snook are still actively feeding(especially at night), but now don't have quite as much bait to choose from. Look for the snook to be active during low light periods and around the tide changes. Flats fishing has been improving, with good reports starting to come from around Munyon Island and the Hobe Sound FLats. Spotted Seatrout are starting to show back up in fair numbers, as are the usual fall/winter species. Jacks, ladyfish, and a few pompano will keep action fairly steady on the flats right now.
SURF/PIER- LOTS of good action along the beach right now. Bluefish are around in very good numbers from Jupiter Island to Palm Beach, and are more than willing to eat just about anything. Spanish Mackerel are showing up in good numbers as well. Look for the mackerel to be anywhere form Jupiter INlet down to Singer Island. Clark spoons, glass minnow style jigs, and the "bobber rig" are all good choices for the mackerel. Pompano fishing has been very good for this time of year. Lots of small pompano, but plenty of keepers as well for those spending the time on the beach. Sharks (mainly spinners and blacktip) are also showing up in fair numbers along the beach as well. A fresh chunk of bait is most likely not going to be ignored b a passing shark right now.
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Offshore- It's looking like a very fishy weekend coming up! Weather forecast looks beautiful and the ocean should have just enough chop from the forecasted north winds to really get the fish fired up. Dolphin fishing remained fair offshore this week, and should be good into the weekend. Look for the dolphin to be in 200-400' of water out of Palm Beach and Jupiter Inlet. Trolling ballyhoo, bonita strips, or squid will be a good bet for the dolphin. Be sure to keep a couple small trolling feathers out as well for the small blackfin tuna that have been around. Mainly "football" size, the blackfin tuna are also in the 200-400' depth range as well. Sailfish action should be good this weekend as more and more of the seasonal sails show up. Look for the sailfish to be in the 100-300' depth range, with both Jupiter and Palm Beach having some fish. Trolling a spread of naked ballyhoo or kitefishing with livebaits will both be effective for getting some sailfish bites. Snapper fishing remains good out of both Palm Beach and Jupiter Inlets. Scattered muttons, nice yellowtails, and a few mangrove snapper are keeping things interesting along the bottom. As your on the way offshore keep an eye out for any mullet schools that may have been pushed offshore into 30-60' of water. They could be holding good numbers of dolphin, sails, and kingfish....and they are easy targets at that point!
INSHORE- Lots of bait inshore right now, and lots of fish in them! Snook fishing remains very good at night around the area bridges, tarpon are still following the schools of finger mullet, and our winter species are showing back up along area grassflats. Look for the flats fishing to continue to improve as the weather continues to slowly cool off. Until we get a big cold front, the best fishing times will still be the lower light periods of the day. The flats around Munyon Island and Hobe Sound should be holding fish now, so go get after them!
SURF/PIER- Lots of action along the beach right now! Still some schools of mullet coming down the beach with some tarpon and maybe a few snook in them. Good numbers of bluefish are providing quick action for those throwing silver spoons or fishing cutbait on the bottom. Schools of spanish mackerel are around, and the numbers of macs should only increase as the weather cools. Pompano fishing has been good for this time of year, but a lot of the pompano are on the smaller side. Lots of action on the beach right now, time to go fishing!
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Quick Pompano Report From "Pompano Rich"
"Early October and the northern pomps haven't arrived! Don't sweat it because of improved water quality local Florida pompano left the reefs to feed with the North East Swells. This week the white floats ruled but as suspended beach sand murks it up be prepared to utilize the chartreuse colors. To improve your catches anglers should improve their arsenals. Stock both colors and change it up just you like you would when using Goofy jigs. Tight Lines ....Pompano Rich" (http://www.pompanorich.com/)
OFFSHORE- Northeast wind over the past few days has been good for the offshore fishing out of Jupiter and Palm Beach Inlets. East winds this weekend should help push the dolphin in a little closer as well. Dolphin have been being caught in 200-600' of water out of both inlets. Trolling a spread of small feathers, jethead lures, daisy chains, and small bonita strips has been good for getting dolphin bites and also the small blackfin tuna that have been hanging around. Scattered kingfish have been being caught around the 120' ledge. Most of the kings have been smaller fish in the 6-10lb range, with a few bigger kings in the mix. Most of the bigger kingfish seem to be a little farther north, with some nice kings coming from the Loran tower in Hobe Sound. Wahoo should make a showing this weekend following the full moon, but not in the same numbers as the last couple moons. (SIde note...The Bahamas Wahoo fishing is already firing up pretty good! Should be a good winter for them on the other side.) Sailfish action has been fair with those boats targeting them seeing at least a few fish a day, and over five bites is not a huge surprise. The sails won't be locked into the winter time 90-200' depth just yet, so don't be afraid to look for them shallower or deeper. Some big schools of mullet have been pushed offshore due to so-so water conditions along the beach. Spend some time around the mullet schools when you find them out deep...the predators won't be far behind. Snapper fishing remains good, especially on the days when the water quality is good along the reef.
INSHORE- Lots of finger mullet inshore still, and the snook and tarpon are still with them. As usual, low light periods or nighttime will be the prime time to fish around the mullet schools. Fishing in the middle of big mullet schools can be very frustrating; sometimes you have to sit back and just enjoy the show , as it will begin to taper down before too long. The flats around Hobe Sound are starting to hold some fish again, as are the flats around Munyon Island. Finger mullet will be a good bait for flats fishing right now, but don't overlook live shrimp as a great bait option as well. THe fish can only eat so many mullet before they start thinking, "okay, I think I'd like a change!"
SURF/PIER- Lots of action along the beach right now! The mullet schools are around, and the tarpon and snook have not fully left yet, although the bluefish have shown up in force so the snook will be packing it up before too long. Bluefish action is very good, and will only continue to improve with each front. Silver spoons, popping plugs, and cut bait are all great bait choices for the bluefish. Mixed in with the bluefish will be jacks and some monster ladyfish. The sharks (mainly blacktips and spinners) are beginning to show up with all the good food around. Pompano fishing is starting to fire up as well. Lots of small pompano around, with some nice keepers mixed in. Fishbites, sandfleas, and clams are all good bait choices for the pompano; as are Doc's Goofy Jigs, especially off of Juno Beach pier.
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OFFSHORE- First "cool" front of the season of the season this weekend should shake up the fishing offshore. Friday and Saturday look the nicer weather days, while Sunday is going to be a little on the "sporty" side. Dolphin fishing was pretty good over the past week, with some nice fish caught in depths ranging from 150-600' of water out of both Palm Beach and Jupiter Inlets. Trolling ballyhoo or drifting with live mullet are both good choices for catching the dolphin right now. Sailfish action should be good this weekend especially with a little north wind in the forecast. Livebaiting the 120' ledge should get you a few sailfish bites this weekend. A few late season kingfish have been scattered around, with most of the kings on the smaller size. Snapper fishing remains good; especially when you get the right water quality and current.
INSHORE- Lots of finger mullet schools around inshore right now, and the snook and small tarpon are in them. Look for the finger mullet to be most active in low light periods and at night. Mixed in with the snook and tarpon will be some jacks, sharks, ladyfish, and maybe even a few small bluefish. The shift in weather has the inshore fishing getting much much better. Look for the flats fishing around Hobe Sound and Munyon Island areas to be very good for mixed bag action.
SURF/PIER- Lots of good action on the beach right now! Big schools of mullet are filled up with predators of all kinds. Lots of tarpon, snook, jacks, sharks, bluefish, and ladyfish around the mullet schools. Throwing a big popping plug, silver spoon, or fishing a live mullet on the edges are all good choices right now. Spanish mackerel are showing back up along the beach, and can be caught with the "bobber rig" and a clark spoon pretty good right now. The Juno Beach Pier has lots of snook around, some pompano, good numbers of small kingfish, and even a few cobia already. Lots of good action right now, GO FISHING!!!!
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