OFFSHORE: Well...I guess saying it's gonna be another rough weekend offshore maybe a bit of an understatement. When the weather allowed the dolphin fishing was very good. Sailfish action picked up as well last weekend. Will be a fishy weekend offshore most likely, but it won't be very nice out there. Snapper action remained good on the bottom. A few cobra showing up along the edge.
INSHORE: Snook action continues to be the main game in town. Been fairly decent fishing, especially around the bridges at night. Look for the snook to be keyed in on mullet for a few more weeks, and then make the switch largely to a shrimp diet. The dirty water has pushed a few redfish inshore, and rumors of a few spotted seatrout being caught are floating in as well. Look for the inshore fishing to continue to improve as the water cools a bit.
SURF/PIER: Pompano action has been the big news of the week, with some good catches coming in early in the week. The usual baits (sand fleas, clams, and fish bites) did the trick from the surf, while Doc's Goofy Jigs caught their fair share from the pier. Fair number of bluefish around, as well as some Spanish mackerel. A few redfish still being picked off the pier. Pretty good fishing before the wind picked up, hoping it finds a happy medium and gets right for the weekend.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS CHOPPY IN EXPOSED AREAS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
SATURDAY...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS ALONG THE COAST TO EAST NORTHEAST 20 TO 25 KNOTS IN THE GULF STREAM. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 9 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS ROUGH IN EXPOSED AREAS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
SUNDAY...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 9 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS CHOPPY IN EXPOSED AREAS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
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OFFSHORE: Quickly turning into the time of year where these weather forecasts will become the status quo...It won't be ideal conditions for the small boaters, but the fish will most likely be chewing! Those who have taken the beating offshore this week have found some nice dolphin. Average size on the dolphin has been 10-15lbs, with a few 20 plus pound fish in the mix. Trolling squid or ballyhoo is a safe bet, as is drifting with dead sardines and chunking. Shouldn't take long for the dolphin to find you. With the first little front pushing through this weekend it is very likely that the sailfish will fire off. Live goggle eyes and blue runners under the kite is the way to go. Look for the best action to go off in 150-300" of water (Areas with good current, blue water, and defined color changes will be the best spots!) Conditions have not been ideal at all for bottom fishing, but those willing to ride it out will most likely find some snapper on the bottom. Wouldn't be a total surprise to start seeing some cobia show up as well.
INSHORE: Snook fishing remains fair inshore, and could improve greatly with a little clean water. The bridges are producing snook at night on moving water. IN the dirty water keep the baits big, flashy, and loud. The fish need all the help they can get to find them! Large swimming plugs, bright colored flair hawks, and live mullet are all good bait choices for the snook right now. Other action inshore has been fairly quiet. A few jacks moving around, but overall it is a little tough. The ICW up towards Hobe Sound is starting to hold a few fish, and could also see a big improvement with some cleaner water and change in weather.
SURF/PIER: Tough week overall with the weather and dirty water. If the water clears up along the beach over the next few days, it should be on! Look for the mackerel, jacks, ladyfish, and bluefish to out in full force and hungry. Spoons, diamond jigs, gotcha, and big swimming plugs should all work for the above listed. Pompano could also show up in good numbers. If the water doesn't clear up for our local area, consider a trip down south. Boynton INlet south along the beach seems to be holding a fair amount of fish.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SATURDAY...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM. INTRACOASTAL WATERS CHOPPY IN EXPOSED AREAS.
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OFFSHORE: Been a very rough week offshore and the reports have just not been coming in; and unfortunately no real improvement in the weather for the upcoming weekend. If maybe the weatherman is wrong, the dolphin boîte will most likely be off the chain. Sailfish action could also fire off this weekend. The conditions are right for the sailfish to get very aggressive. Live baits under the kite will serve dual purpose getting the sails or big dolphins attention. Not much doing on the bottom fishing...though not a lot of people that want to go and drift in the ocean in its current state.
INSHORE: The snook fishing remains the main game in town right now. The bridge fishing remains the best bet, and with the current dirty condition of the water you can catch them on both incoming and outgoing tides. Flair hawks, X-Raps, and live mullet remain the baits of choice, and with a water cool down coming throw those big baiters while you can. Still some mullet coming through so in addition to the snook, a few tarpon and big jacks are realistic possibilities. Other inshore action remains spotty at best.
SURF/PIER: Depending on water conditions, the fishing could really fire off along the beach this weekend. A little cleaner water could have the spanish mackerel, bluefish, ladyfish, jacks, and even some pompano feeding like crazy. Looks like it's going to be rough so get the surf tackle, heavy leads, big spoons, and other essentials ready to deal with wind and waves. Low light periods of the day will remain key. Could still see some snook on the beach, and it's still a very good chance we could see some tarpon on the beach.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
SATURDAY...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
SUNDAY...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS ALONG THE COAST TO EAST NORTHEAST 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE GULF STREAM. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 9 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS CHOPPY IN EXPOSED AREAS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
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OFFSHORE- Should be a good dolphin bite offshore following the storm. Key will be finding clean water and floating debris. The dolphin (And possibly wahoo) will not be far away. If the water clears up in 200-400', expect the blackfin tuna to be around. No word on bottom fishing, but the storm could also generate a good snapper bite.
INSHORE- Inshore water is on the dirty side, and that's going to make things a bit tough. Look for the mullet schools and the snook should still be around. Could also have the mangrove, and possibly a few muttons snapper fired up around the bridges.
SURF/PIER- The Juno Beach Pier is scheduled to reopen on Sunday (October 9th). The surf has calmed down nicely, but the water is pretty dirty. Maybe a few fish around in it, but the key will be finding some cleaner water. As the water improves we should have a good amount of fish around. About time for the first good push of bluefish to move in. Has been a few pompano around, and if conditions improve slightly...they'll be hungry!
NOAA MARINE WEATHER-
TODAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS ALONG THE COAST TO NORTH 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE GULF STREAM. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND 6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 10 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. NORTHEAST SWELL AROUND 3 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
SHOP UPDATES: Back to normal operating hours after missing a few days for the storm. Bait freezers are pretty well stocked. Live shrimp and ice are out at the moment, but we hope to have them back in sometime on Saturday; and Sunday at the latest.