OFFSHORE- Most boats fishing the past week have found fishing to be on the tough side. A few boats have been releasing some sails and catching a few dolphin; but in general fishing has been tough. Look for things to improve this weekend with a mild front passing through. Sailfish will like the north winds in there forecast, as will the dolphin. Flying a kite from 150-300' of water out off Jupiter and Palm Beach Inlet with some goggle eyes or blue runners underneath should not go unnoticed by passing sails or dolphin. In along the 120' ledge some kingfish and stray wahoo have been caught. Drifting the ledge with a sardine on a knocker rig is a good bet to get some king bites. Snapper fishing has been day to day, with a few nice muttons being caught over the past week.
INSHORE- Inshore fishing should also improve with the passing front. The Hobe Sound Flats have begun to show some signs of life, with jacks and ladyfish around to keep the rods bent. Drifting live shrimp or tossing a shrimp tipped jig is a good bet for mixed bag action. Also in the mix should be a few snook, spotted seatrout, sheepshead, and mangrove snapper. Live shrimp will be a good bet for all the above species. Catch and release snook fishing remains good around the bridges at night. Sandperch and croakers have been being caught around area bridges in fair numbers on small pieces of cut shrimp.
SURF/PIER- Croaker and whiting have provided the bulk of the surf and pier action this week. Small pieces of cut shrimp is the bait of choice to tempt bites out of the tasty croaker and whiting. A few pompano have been caught, but in general pompano action is slow. Those determined to find a pomp will have the best luck on sand fleas or clams. Bluefish action remains fair during low light periods of the day using cut bait. Shark fishing has been very good along the beach. A fresh chunk of bait will not go unnoticed by hungry sharks for long!
NOAA MARINE FORECAST:
FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS. .FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT. .SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS. .SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 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 MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. .SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY.
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OFFSHORE- Our strange weather patterns have continued to create strange fishing patterns offshore. A few sailfish are being caught by those spending time in 150-300' of water with the kites out and the live baits underneath them; but the lack of fronts has numbers somewhat on the low side. Dolphin fishing remains fair, with decent size fish being the norm over large quantities of fish. Look for the dolphin to be in the same 150-300' zone as the sailfish. A scattering of kingfish, and even a few wahoo, along the 120' ledge is keeping things interesting. Bottom fishing has been tough for the most part over the last few days.
INSHORE- Plenty of jacks and ladyfish around inshore right now for those looking to bend a rod. Sheepshead, and a few black drum, are hanging around area bridges. Catch and release snook fishing remains fair in the Loxahatchee River. Starting to hear reports of a few spotted seatrout around Munyon Island; and that should improve over the coming weeks.
SURF/PIER- Less than ideal surf conditions and large amounts of seaweed have made surf fishing tough this week; but despite the tough conditions a few fish are still being caught. Scattered pompano are around, especially north of Jupiter Inlet. Bluefish are biting well during low light periods of the day. Croaker and whiting action remains good as well. Plenty of sharks around for anyone looking to pull on something a little bigger!
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OFFSHORE- Dolphin fishing has remained very good this week, with nice dolphin catches coming between 200-300' of water out of both Jupiter and Palm Beach Inlets. The dolphin have been found mainly in small packs of fish along current rips, weed lines, or areas holding lots of bait. Trolling small ballyhoo, bonita strips and squid have all been productive on the dolphin. The first good cold front of the season will make for challenging conditions this week(not a small boat kinda weekend), but it will no doubt get the sailfish fired up. Don't be surprised to see boats with double digit release numbers this weekend. Live baits (goggle eyes and blue runners) under the kite will be to choices for the sails. Look for the usual sailfish depths (120-250') to be a solid area to start. Scattered reports of stray kingfish are coming in from those drifting live baits for the sails and trolling for the dolphin. No bottom reports to speak of, and this weekend does not look like the kind of weather conducive to bottom fishing anyways!
INSHORE- Looks like it'll be a bit on the breezy side for any open areas inshore this weekend, but the change in weather should help improve the inshore fishing. Look for the Hobe Sound Flats and Munyon Island areas to liven up a little bit. In addition to the assorted jacks, ladyfish, and bluefish; expect a few spotted seatrout, stray redfish, and occasional pompano to begin to move into their "winter" hangouts. Sheepshead action has been good around Jupiter area bridges. Snook season is closed,but catch and release action remains good. Look for the snook to really pop the live shrimp around area bridges this weekend. Look for the outgoing tide at night to be primetime!
SURF/PIER- Pompano have been biting...and so have the sharks! Be sure to crank fast n any pompano, because the sharks are not far behind! Sandfleas, clams, and fishbites remain the top bait choices for the pompano. Scattered bluefish action still early in the morning and then again late in the afternoon. Spanish mackerel have been scattered along the beach, and are also starting to pack in nicely at Peck's Lake. Small spoons and jigs remain the lures of choice for the mackerel. If you need some extra casting distance from the beach stop by the shop and ask for a "bobber rig". Jupiter Inlet has been holding lots of jacks, and also a nice scattering of redfish! A live finger mullet on a bottom rig is top choice for the reds.
NOAA MARINE FORECAST-
FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN NUMEROUS SHOWERS WITH ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET BUILDING TO 8 TO 10 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 13 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS... MAINLY IN THE EVENING. .SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 13 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS ROUGH IN EXPOSED AREAS.
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OFFSHORE- Dolphin fishing remained good this week, with quality fish over quantity being the case. Trolling in 200-400' of water seems to be producing dolphin bites pretty good, with live baits under the kite also getting bites. Sailfish action has started to improve; and should only get better with each cold front. Live goggle eyes and blue runners will be the bait of choice for the sails. Look of the sailfish to be in 100-250' of water; with areas holding bait, defined color changes, and good current being the keys to find good numbers of sails. Bottom fishing reports have been slow with the weather, but should improve over the next few days.
INSHORE- Snook are still biting week, and with season coming to a close; now is the time to bio get one! Look for the snook to be feeding around the bridges at night. Outgoing tide will produce the most bites, and keep the baits bigger if your looking for a slot size snook. The snook are still eating mullet good, so flair hawks and big swim baits are great choices for the snook. Jacks are around in good numbers, and provide good rod bending action when the snook don't want to bite. A live mullet or Zara Spook fished along a seawall will most likely not go unnoticed buy a snook or jack for long right now. Other inshore action has remained spotty, but should improve as the inshore waters start to cool off a little bit.
SURF/PIER- Spanish Mackerel action has been good this week, with some good catches coming along Juno Beach and Singer Island. Small clark spoons and Flash minnow jigs will catch them acs right now. Bluefish are biting silver spoons and cut bait, with the best action early in the morning and late in the afternoon. Pompano action slowed this week, but a few fish are still being caught. Dirty water and lots of seaweed had fishing tough, but it looks like conditions should be improving as we move towards the weekend.
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OFFSHORE- Looking like another rough weekend offshore (NOAA Forecast below). For those that have made it out over the past week, dolphin fishing has been very good. Palm Beach to Jupiter Inlet in 180-300' of water continues to produce good dolphin action. Trolling and live baiting are both producing dolphin bites, with the average fish size being 8-15lbs. Mixed in with the dolphin have been a fair number of sailfish, and those numbers should continue to increase with each passing cold front. Bahamas wahoo action has really fired up as well. When the weather windows present themselves, look for good wahoo action on the other side! Snapper and bottom fishing reports in general have been slim with the weather.
INSHORE- Still seeing some schools of mullet around inshore, and the snook are not far behind them. Above average temperatures have the snook fired up, and with season coming to a close next week; now is a great time to target a linesider for dinner. Throw flair hawk style jigs around the bridges at night (especially on an outgoing tide) for good results with the snook. Jacks are around inshore in good numbers, and will happily pick mullet or topwater plugs off along seawalls in the Loxahatchee River when the snook don't want to bite. The flats in Hobe Sound have been holding a few jacks, ladyfish, and the occasional pompano recently.
SURF/PIER- Pompano action has continued to improve over the past few weeks. Sandfleas, clams, and fishbites remain the top baits for the pomps, while Doc's Goofy Jig is the best lure to target them. Bluefish have also been biting early and late in the morning. Starting to hear about more and more Spanish Mackerel north of Jupiter Inlet. Shouldn't be long before they are locked into the Peck's Lake area pretty good. Maybe a little tough to fish with the weather, but the fish should be around; go if you can!
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NOAA Marine Forecast:
FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 9 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS CHOPPY IN EXPOSED AREAS. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS WITH ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 9 TO 11 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 15 FEET. NORTHEAST SWELL 3 TO 4 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS ROUGH IN EXPOSED AREAS. SHOWERS LIKELY.
SUNDAY...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 8 TO 10 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 13 FEET SUBSIDING TO 6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 10 FEET. NORTHEAST SWELL AROUND 3 FEET IN THE MORNING. INTRACOASTAL WATERS CHOPPY IN EXPOSED AREAS. SHOWERS LIKELY.