OFFSHORE- Fishy looking weekend coming up. The sailfish bite has been good, and should continue over the next few days. The usual drill of live baits under the kite should raise some fish from Palm Beach to Jupiter Inlet; but the early part of the season has also seen a very good trolling bite for the sails. Small naked ballyhoo are the bait of choice when it comes to trolling, while goggle eyes and small blue runners are the live baits of choice for the kite. 150-200' of water from the Juno Beach Pier to Jupiter Inlet is a productive area to try. Keep an eye on the current (a good north current is ideal), watch for large areas of bait, and don't be afraid to try different depths while looking for the sails. Dolphin have been around in fair numbers this week, with 200-300' of water being a decent depth range to try for them. A few fish have been out deeper, but east wind should help keep them in a little closer. Drift fishing inside of the 120' ledge remains good for a nice mixed bag of species. Snapper fishing has remained strong for this time of year, a few cobra are around, and a flatline has a fair chance of picking up a stray king or dolphin.
INSHORE- Snook season is winding down...now is the time to get after them! Snook fishing remains strong around the bridges at night. Look for the outgoing tide to produce the best for the snook. If the night time bridge fishing doesn't do it for you, try the grass flats in Home Sound or around Munyon Island for a fair chance at finding some snook. The snook are not totally off the bigger baits, but the inevitable switch to shrimp is right around the corner. Throw the jigs and big swimbaits while they are fired up on them. The grass flats are also producing some spotted sea trout, jacks, and other assorted species.
SURF/PIER- The pompano fishing has been the big news this week along the beach and at the Juno Beach Pier. The early part of the week saw some of the best pompano action we've seen in years, and the weekend forecast looks good for another push of fish. The usual baits (sand fleas, clams, and fishbites) are producing good results. Early morning has produced the best pompano bite. The bluefish made a good push in this week, and have been very willing to chew on a silver spoon or cut mullet. Again, the best bluefish bite has been early in the morning. Spanish mackerel are starting to fill into Peck's Lake in fair numbers. They aren't stacked extremely thick yet, but it shouldn't take long for them to fill in very thick.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER-
FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS ALONG THE COAST TO EAST NORTHEAST 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE GULF STREAM. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
SATURDAY...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS CHOPPY IN EXPOSED AREAS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
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OFFSHORE: Sailfish season has quietly crept in on us, and gets better with each passing cool front. The bite has been good, with most boats putting in the time getting at least a few shots a day. The usual deal of live baits under the kite with a few flatlines and maybe a deep bait is producing bites, as is trolling small naked ballyhoo. Bite seems to bounce around from 100-300' of water depending on current conditions and bait. Dolphin bite slowed down a bit this week, but should pick back up with the falling moon. A few wahoo were caught locally this week, but the big news has been the good Bahamas wahoo bite that seems to really be heating up. Some more cobia being caught along the edge this week, and snapper fishing remains fair. Snapper fishing has bounced around from 60-100' of water so don't get stuck in one depth if they aren't biting so good. May just need to try a little deeper or shallower.
INSHORE: With about a month left of snook season; snook fishing remains pretty darn good. The bridges continue to produce fish at night while docks and seawalls are holding them during the day. The inshore flats around Munyan Island, Macarthur State Park, and Hobe Sound are all starting to hold some fish in fair numbers as well. Low light periods will be the best time to target the snook and spotted seatrout that have been around. The jacks have also been pushing around in good numbers, and they will typically bite pretty good throughout the day. Live shrimp is a great bait choice on the flats right now. Lure wise it's hard to beat the old faithful DOA Shrimp or the newer Vudu Shrimp from Egret Baits right now.
SURF/PIER: Slower week report wise this week, but the pompano are still around in fair numbers. The decreasing moon should help get them fired back up, and breezy conditions setting in on Sunday won't hurt anything either! Sandfleas, clams, and fish bites remain great bait choices for the pompano. Doc's Goofy Jig, and other similar style leaded pompano jigs, are also working from the pier. Key with the pompano jig is being able to get the vertical pop and fall into the sand. The pomps think it is a sandflea or small crab trying to get away and just smash it. When the pomps are biting the jig it's a lot of fun! Bluefish are around, but not in the numbers they could/should be. Cut bait or a silver spoon early in the morning or late in the afternoon should produce a few bluefish. Spanish Mackerel are scattered up and down the beach, and have also started to fill into Peck's Lake in decent numbers. Smaller Clark spoons, Gulfstream Flash Minnow Jigs, and Gotcha lures are all great choices for the mackerel. Shark fishing remains good from there beach for those looking to pull on something a little bigger.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
SATURDAY...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 KNOTS. 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. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
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OFFSHORE: While it isn't going to be summer like conditions offshore, it sure is looking a whole lot nicer than it has the last few weekends. Rough weather the early part of the week kept the reports to a minimum, but fishing should be good this weekend. The sailfish bite has fired off fairly decent the past few weeks; live goggle eyes or blue runners under the kite should not go unnoticed for too long. Sailfish should be around the 120' ledge depending on water and current conditions. 100-300' of water from the Juno Bech Pier up to Jupiter Inlet remains a good spot to try and raise a sail or two...or three. Try to find good clean blue water, flying fish, and north current when starting the search and go from that point. Dolphin are around in decent numbers as well. 150-300' of water is a good bet for the dolphin, with long runs offshore not really being needed. The usual trolling spread of bonita strips, squid, and ballyhoo should all do the trick on the dolphin. Not too likely that you'll find huge schools of fish, but the ones around are holding a solid 10lb average for the most part. Cobia are starting to move in along the 120' ledge in fair numbers. Snapper fishing remains strong in 60-90' of water out of both Palm Beach and Jupiter Inlets. Sardines remain the bait of choice for the snapper. Be sure to keep a flatline out for a passing kingfish, dolphin, or floating cobra while your on the bottom drift.
INSHORE: This week saw a big push of late season mullet come through. The snook and jacks took notice, and piled on at the buffet line. Area bridges all continue to hold snook at night, while seawalls and boat docks are a good starting point during the day. Live mullet lobbed along a seawall is a good bait choice during the day, while a flairhawk or big swimbait is a good choice around the bridge at night. Outgoing and incoming tide are both producing fish just look for a good current flow either way and the snook should be active. The flats around Munyan Island are living up, with a fair number of jacks and snook hanging out; as well as the occasional spotted seatrout. Try the low light periods of the day for the best results.
SURF/PIER: Surf fishing remains pretty good with a nice mixed bag of species around. Pompano are here in fair numbers (though not as good as Lake Worth), with decent catches coming on sand fleas, clams, and fish bites. Bluefish remain scattered along the beach, as do spanish mackerel. Blacktip sharks are also starting to make there way down the beach. Large topwater popping plugs and fresh cut bait are the best bets for the sharks. Should be a pretty good weekend along the beach for fishing...get after it!
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SUNDAY...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
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Let's start with marine weather this week...
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. ALONG THE COAST... SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET. IN THE GULF STREAM...SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 9 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. INTRACOASTAL WATERS CHOPPY IN EXPOSED AREAS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS ALONG THE COAST TO 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.
OK...after we stop hitting our heads against the wall let's talk a little about the fishing...
If your schedule doesn't accommodate a Friday trip offshore...beg, plead, borrow, or lie your way into it! Friday looks fishable, and after that the weather definitely takes a turn against us. Offshore reports have been all but non existent again this week. The few boats that have made it offshore have been finding a fairly good dolphin bite. Conditions will also be right for a good sailfish bite. Shouldn't be any reason for a trip way offshore, conditions are lining up for the action to go off in 100-300' of water.
Snook fishing remains pretty good inshore, and a nice little late push of mullet has kept them fairly fired up on the big baits. The bridges are producing a fair amount of bites at night, while seawalls are a good area to look during the day. Lob those big mullet up along the docks and be prepared to cover some water. If they don't bite right away, go ahead and plug along to the next seawall. The flats around Munyon Island are beginning to hold some more fish. Jacks will make up the bulk of the action, with some snook, tarpon, trout, and maybe even a redfish mixed in. Also been some very large sand perch and a few sheepshead in the ICW.
The water cleared up a little along the beach late this week and the fish responded in a big way. Pompano fishing has improved drastically, and some good size fish are being caught. Sandfleas, clams, and fish bites are the bait of choice for the pompano. Lots of small jacks around the pier and Jupiter inlet. Gotcha plugs, small diamond jigs, and small spoons are the bait of choice for the jacks. The same lures will also work for the scattered bluefish and Spanish Mackerel that are around. If the water doesn't get to dirty this weekend it should be some good surf fishing.
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