OFFSHORE: Sailfish action remains good from the Lake Worth Pier up to Jupiter Inlet in 150-300' of water. Goggle Eyes and Blue runners remain the baits of choice, especially when presented under the kite. Conditions look right for the sails to snap pretty good this week. Mixed in with the sailfish should be some very nice sized dolphin. Kingfish remain scattered along the top side of the ledge; including some very good sized ones. Bottom fishing remains very good, with nice snapper catches and still a few groupers coming over the rails. Sardines remain the top bait choice on the bottom.
INSHORE: Sheepshead and black drum are being caught sporadically around local bridges. Snook fishing (all catch and release) remains good around the bridges at night. A flair hawk jig or small swimsuit is a great choice for the snook. Other inshore action remains a bit spotty.
SURF/PIER: The Juno Beach Pier has been producing a fair number of Spanish and King Mackerel first thing in the morning. Swimming plugs (Rapala X-Raps, Shimano Colt Sniper, and Yo-Zuri Longcast) are a great choice for both the big spanish macs and the kingfish. The bluefish remain scattered up and down the beach in good numbers. Lots of Spanish Mackerel holding in Peck's Lake right now. Scattered pompano are being caught up and down the beach as well. No big numbers on the pomps, but those putting the time in are finding a few.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...North northwest winds 10 to 15 knots along the coast to north northwest 15 to 20 knots in the Gulf Stream. 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. Period 9 seconds. North northeast swell 3 to 4 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop.
SATURDAY...North northwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet along the coast and 4 to 6 feet with occasional to 8 feet in the Gulf Stream. Period 8 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A slight chance of showers.
SUNDAY...North winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
MONDAY...North winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A chance of showers.
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OFFSHORE: Calm conditions seem to have slowed the sailfish down a bit, but still a decent handful around. Look for the sailfish to be largely in 150-300’ of water from Palm Beach up to Jupiter Inlet. When the sailfishing gets tough its hard to beat the stretch of water between the Juno Beach Pier and Jupiter Inlet in 150-225’ of water. Live goggle eyes will remain the baits of choice for the sails. In calm conditions be sure to keep a bait down deep, the sails will often times slide down below the surface for cooler more oxygen filled water. Dolphin fishing remains fair in 200-400’ of water in roughly the same area. Trolling small ballyhoo, Bonita strips, and squid is a good bet for the dolphin. Hasn’t been huge schools of dolphin around, but the overall size quality has been pretty good. Scattered cobia have been hanging around in 150’ of water, as have a few wahoo. Some big scattered kingfish were caught in 100’ of water just north of the Juno Beach Pier. Bottom fishing remains very good, with some nice snapper and grouper catches continuing to come in.
INSHORE: The sheepshead and black drum have pushed inside in pretty good numbers around area bridges and seawalls. Live shrimp, or fresh cut pieces of shrimp, will be the best overall producing bait for the sheepshead and drum. Catch and release snook fishing remains good around area bridges at night. Been a fair number of jacks cruising along the ICW seawalls at first light and late in the afternoon. The Hobe Sound flats are starting to come to life as well with a variety of species showing up.
SURF/PIER: Lots and lots of bluefish around this week. Lowlight periods have been best for bluefish, with loud noisy topwaters being a great bait choice. Cut mullet is also working well for the blues. Spanish Mackerel action has been red hot in Peck’s Lake. The macks have also been scattered up and down the beach, but not in the same numbers as Peck’s. Pompano reports remain scattered at best. Lots of little sharks around at night that are very willing to bite cutbait.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...North northeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming east in
the afternoon. Seas around 2 feet. Period 3 seconds.
Intracoastal waters a light chop. A slight chance of showers in
the morning. A chance of showers in the afternoon.
SATURDAY...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Period
7 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A slight chance of
showers in the morning.
SUNDAY...East southeast winds around 5 knots. Seas around
2 feet. Intracoastal waters smooth.
MONDAY...North northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Along the coast,
seas 2 to 3 feet. In the Gulf Stream, seas around 2 feet
building to 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet in the
afternoon. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A chance of showers.
OFFSHORE- Good fishing offshore this week, with a nice mixed bag of action. Dolphin fishing was pretty good this week, with most of the fish being in 200-400' of water from Palm Beach to Jupiter Inlet. Sailfish action continues to improve, with a nice body of fish stretching from Palm Beach up to past St Luice Inlet. Live goes under the kite are hard to beat for the sailfish right now. A handful of wahoo and kingfish are mixed in with the sailfish as well in 100-250' of water. Lots of bait in 100-200' of water over the past days, with a good number of big summertime size bonita in the mix. Bottom fishing reports were still pretty good this week, with a assortment of snapper and still a few grouper being caught.
INSHORE- The bluefish showed up in the ICW this week, along with a few jacks and ladyfish up in Hobe Sound. Snook fishing remains pretty good at night, just remember the season is now closed so its just catch and release for a month and a half. The Loxahatchee River sparked to life over the past few days with some snook, redfish, and jacks happily eating live shrimp around boat docks.
SURF/PIER- Lots of bluefish around the past few days...and they have been hungry!!! Spoons, diamond jig, gotcha plugs, swimming lures, and cut mullet have all been solid bait choices for the bluefish. Low light periods of the day will be best for the bluefish, but for the most part they can be caught throughout the day. Spanish mackerel are also scattered up and down the beach in pretty good numbers as well. A few pompano are being caught each morning and afternoon on sand fleas and clams. No rhyme or reason to the pompano's location...just been a luck of the draw and landing on them in the right spot. Shark fishing has also been good from the beach as well. Lots of good stuff going on!
NOAA MARINE WEATHER-
FRIDAY...Southwest winds around 5 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Period 8 seconds. Intracoastal waters smooth.
SATURDAY...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots along the coast to northeast 10 to 15 knots in the Gulf Stream. Seas around 2 feet. Period 3 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop.
SUNDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop.
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OFFSHORE: Sailfish action picked up this week, with some good numbers coming south of Palm Beach Inlet. "Operation Sailfish" kicks off tomorrow with the best of the best sailfish tournament teams going at it...we'll know where the bulk of the sailfish school is soon enough. Dolphin were still around this week, with a good scattering of fish in 200-400' of water from Palm Beach to Jupiter Inlet. Kingfish are hanging around in 70-100' of water from the Juno Beach Pier up to Jupiter Inlet. Snapper fishing remains pretty good on the bottom, with sardines remaining the bait of choice on the bottom.
INSHORE: Snook fishing remains good inshore. An approaching cold front could throw things off a bit for the snook this weekend. The bridges and docklights are producing snook at night, with shrimp and shrimp imitating lures being a top choice right now. Other inshore action is on the slower side. A few jacks and ladyfish around. Not much else to write about on the inshore front...
SURF/PIER: A scattering of pompano around has kept the interest up enough to keep everyone going, and a few people catching. It's not red hot for the pomps; more than anything landing on the lucky spot of the day. Sandfleas and clams are the top baits for the pompano right now, with fishbites coming in a close third. Spanish mackerel are starting to show up in a bit better numbers. The Juno Beach Pier has been producing a fair number of bluefish. The spinner sharks are starting to show as well.
NOAA Marine Weather:
FRIDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Period 9 seconds. Intracoastal waters light chop. A chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms.
SATURDAY...Along the coast, west winds 15 to 20 knots. Northwest in the afternoon. In the Gulf Stream, west southwest winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet along the coast and 4 to 6 feet with occasional to 8 feet in the Gulf Stream. Period 5 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Showers.
SUNDAY...Winds north northwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet along the coast and 6 to 8 feet with occasional to 10 feet in the Gulf Stream. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop.
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