The Shop is filled up with plenty of great last minute gift ideas. Regular business hours on Friday and Saturday, and then open on Christmas Eve until till 2pm. Wear your ugly Christmas sweater in on Christmas Eve for a special discount and free raffle ticket…rumor has it we may have a little Christmas Eve Party in the afternoon. If you trust rumors swing by around 2pm or so, and don’t forget your ugly Christmas sweater!
Speaking of Ugly Christmas sweaters…still a few days to get your photos in for our photo contest(all entries must be in by 5pm on 12/23). Check out our Instagram page (@junobait) for more info. Winner announced at Christmas Eve customer appreciation event.
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.