OFFSHORE: Good dolphin action over the past week in 150-300' of water. Live baits have been the most consistent producer for the dolphin. Still getting good reports of blackfin and skipjack tuna around as well. Sailfish action has been very good as well this week. Kingfish remain scattered up and down the 120' ledge. Snapper fishing has been fair, with a few cobia still in the mix as well.
INSHORE: Snook fishing remains good at night around the bridges at night, and along seawalls during the day. The Flair Hawk bite is really starting to get going for the snook. The Hobe Sound Flats have been very active as of late. Good numbers of ladyfish, a few pompano, a few seatrout, and others are around now. Sheepshead and black drum are slowy starting to take up their winter time homes in the ICW.
SURF/PIER: Fishing remains very good along the surf with a nice mix of species around. Bluefish remain the most consistent producer up and down the line. Noisy popping plugs, GT Ice Cream, Diamond Jigs, and heavy spoons are all good choices for the blues. Look for the bluefish to bite best in the morning and late in the afternoon. Pompano action has been fair to good. Been a very day to day kind of bite, but when you catch it right a limit isn't out of the question. The spinner sharks and large schools of jacks have been moving around on the beach. Spanish Mackerel action has started to fire up at Peck's Lake, with a good number of fish starting to fill in. Clark Spoons and Glass MInnow Jigs are a great choic for the macs.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...East southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Period 6 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
SATURDAY...South southeast winds 10 to 15 knots along the coast to south southeast 15 to 20 knots in the Gulf Stream. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. A slight chance of showers.
SUNDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A chance of showers.
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OFFSHORE- So...based on the forecast below; looks like a good weekend to come check out our Black Friday Deals! Sailfish action should be good for those making it out this weekend. Look for the sailfish to be most active in 120-300' of water. Hard to beat live goggle eyes or small blue runners under the kite for solid sailfish action. Dolphin fishing remains very good as well in basically the same depth. The same live baits that attract the sailfish will catch the dolphin; as will trolling small ballyhoo, squid, and bonita strips. Kingfish action is good along the 120' ledge. Snapper fishing remains good inside the 120' ledge, with a fair number of cobia around as well. Sardines on the bottom are hard to beat for the snapper and cobia.
INSHORE- Snook fishing remains good inshore, especially at night. Bridges and dockligts are both holding a good number of snook at night. Look for the snook to be switching over to more of a shrimp based diet. The usual inshore wintertime species (Black drum, sheepshead, and maybe a few redfish) are starting to fill in under boat docks and bridges in the ICW and Loxahatchee River. A few spotted seatrout starting to show up on the Hobe Sound Flats and around Munyan Island.
SURF/PIER- Bluefish action remains very good up and down the beach. Poppers, diamond jigs, and fresh cut bait are all solid bait choices for the bluefish. While you can catch the blues throughout the day, best action will be lowlight periods of the day. Spanish Mackerel(Including some very big ones) are also around and biting. Pompano action has been fair, with some good numbers and good size fish coming for those finding the right lucky spot. Sandfleas and clams will be the bait of choice for the pompano. Blacktip sharks are around in good numbers as well. Lots of good action on the beach right now!
NOAA MARINE WEATHER-
FRIDAY...Along the coast, northeast winds 10 to 15 knots, Seas 2 to 3 feet building to 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas to 8 feet in the afternoon. In the Gulf Stream, northeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming east northeast 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon, Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet building to 7 to 9 feet with occasional seas to 11 feet in the afternoon. Period 7 seconds. Northeast swell 3 to 4 feet in the afternoon. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed areas. A slight chance of showers in the morning...then a chance of showers in the afternoon.
SATURDAY...West winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas to 8 feet along the coast and 6 to 8 feet with occasional to 10 feet in the Gulf Stream. North northeast swell 3 to 5 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A slight chance of showers.
SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY...West southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A slight chance of showers.
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SHOP UPDATE- Hard to believe next week is Thanksgiving already! We have been hard at work getting ready for Black Friday and the kickoff of our "Ugly Christmas Sweater Fishing Tournament/Photo Contest". Lots of good stuff coming down the line for both: Look for a lot more information to hit next week Wed/Thur. Shop will be closed next Thursday. Black Friday Hours will be 6am-6pm (Sorry...No 2am Doorbuster sales here....), followed by informal fun Captain's Meeting for the Ugly Sweater Tournament.
OFFSHORE- This week has seen a wide range of weather conditions; and with it a wide range of fishing reports. Sailfish action had slowed back down with less than ideal conditions; but expect the passing front to get them surfing back down the waves this weekend. Live goggle eyes under the kite and sardines or threadfins on the flatlines will no doubt be a solid choice for the sailfish. Look for the sailfish to be in 120-250' of water, with the stretch from the Juno Beach Pier to Jupiter Inlet being as good of place as any to put them out and try. Dolphin reports remain very strong in 200-450' of water from Palm Beach to Jupiter Inlet. Trolling Ballyhoo, squid, and bonita strips have all been good bait choices for the dolphin. Blackfin Tuna continue to bite well in 150-250' of water from the Breakers to Palm Beach Inlet. Cobia reports continue to improve along the 120' ledge; and snapper reports are holding fairly consistent as well. Sardines will be a great bait choice for both.
INSHORE- Inshore fishing remains a bit tough; as we are out of summer time patterns, but not yet into the true winter swing of things. Snook fishing has remained good, but it's a time investment for sure right now. It's swinging into true flair hawk/jig season for the snook, and the tide has to be right for them. If it's not the tide window they like...they just aren't going to want to bite. The tricky part comes in figuring out which tide it is that they will bite on. Could be incoming (first or last) or outgoing...and it varies by spot; hence the time investment! Gotta keep going and keep casting to figure it out. The flats around Hobe Sound (Mile Marker 40) continue to produce a nice mix of species, and remain one of your better bets around on the inshore side of things.
SURF/PIER- Surf action remains very good, with the usual fall/winter species hanging around in good numbers. Bluefish, jacks, and ladyfish will provide the most action; especially during lowlight periods of the day. Doesn't seem to have been any really true "hotspots" lately along the beach; instead its been more a luck of the draw on finding them. Before lugging everything down to the beach take a look from the boardwalk for birds diving, baitfish, deeper troughs, and other fishy looking signs...it'll help cut down on a lot of unproductive water. Pompano action has been fair; but they have not been around in the same numbers that a few weeks ago saw. The Juno Beach Pier continues to produce some very nice sized Spanish Mackerel (especially early in the morning), with swimming plugs and the bobber rig continuing to be top producers. The blacktips and spinner sharks are starting to show with a little more regularity; and have been fairly willing to crush a loud topwater plug or fresh chunk of bait.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...North winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet along the coast and 5 to 7 feet with occasional to 9 feet in the Gulf Stream. Period 6 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop.
SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...East northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop.
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OFFSHORE- Fishing remained very good offshore for those making it out. Dolphin and Blackfin Tuna are around in good numbers in 200-300' of water. Trolling small feathers is the ticket for the Blackfin, while ballyhoo and squid are a great choice for the dolphin. Expect the sailfish to bite very well this weekend in 120-200' of water. As usual look for well defined color changes, current rips, and large areas of bait for the biggest number of sails (and the tuna and dolphin as well). KIngfish are scattered up and down the 120' ledge in decent numbers. Snapper fishing also remains very good; with sardines being the bait of choice.
INSHORE- A bit slower inshore this week, but still a good number of snook catches coming in. Look for the bridges to produce well at night, especially on outgoing tide. With the mullet thinning out inshore; it's time to start concentrating on the jig bite again. Seawalls and boat docks will also be a good choice for the snook. The Hobe Sound flats continue to produce a nice mixed bag assortment of species, especially early in the morning and then again later in the afternoon.
SURF/PIER- Surf fishing remains very good over the past week. Bluefish, jacks, ladyfish, and some big Spanish Mackerel have been scattered up and down the beach in good numbers. Low light periods are best for the most action; especially for those hoping to use lures. Large topwater poppers, longcast swimming plugs, and diamond jigs/spoons have been the best lure choices. Still some pods of mullet along the beach with tarpon and blacktip sharks hanging around them. The snook have largely peeled off the beach, but you may still find a few around the lingering mullet schools. Pompano bite remains very good for those putting the time in. Still a fair amount of smaller pomps around, but it does sound like the number of keepers being caught is improving. Sandfleas, clams, and Fishbites will be the top producers bait wise for sure.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
SATURDAY...North northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A chance of showers.
SUNDAY...East northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. A chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms.
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OFFSHORE- Sailfish snapped off good last weekend; and that could very likely happen again this weekend. The sailfish were in 150-250' last week, and a few boats managed to put up double digit release numbers. Live goggle eyes and blue runners are a solid bait choice for the sailfish; but don't pass on taking some mullet offshore as well. Mixed in with the sails were a good number of dolphin, including some good sized gaffers. Small blackfin tuna are still hanging out in 200-300' of water in good numbers; with small trolling feathers being the ticket for them. Snapper fishing remains very good in 80-100' of water from the Juno Beach Pier to Jupiter Inlet. Mixed in with the snapper have been a good number of cobia as well.
INSHORE- Snook fishing remains very good inshore, though last weeks front did slow them down a bit. Look for the snook to bite good at night around the bridges on outgoing tide. During the day look for the snook to be laid up under boat docks. Areas with dark mud bottoms are especially popular with snook right now. The jacks are still roaming the ICW in fair numbers, along with a few resident tarpon. The Hobe Sound flats continue to produce a nice mixed bag of species; and each front should help improve the action.
SURF/PIER- Surf action remains good this week, with a pretty good assortment of fish around. Bluefish and smaller jacks have been up and down the beach in very good numbers. Noisy topwater plugs, heavuy silver spoons, and diamond jigs have all been working very well for the bluefish and jacks. Lowlight periods of the day will be tops for all around action. The Juno Beach Pier has had solid action on some very large mackerel this week. The bobber rig with a clark spoon or a Rapala X-Rap have been doing a nice job on the Macs. Pompano action remains good as well, just takes some time to find the keepers with a lot of smaller fish mixed in. The Blacktip sharks are starting to show up in fair numbers, providing a lot of good light tackle fun for those willing to track them down.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER-
FRIDAY...South winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
SATURDAY...West northwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming north northeast 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Period 10 seconds becoming 4 seconds in the afternoon. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms, mainly in the morning. .
SUNDAY...East southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms.
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