Hope everyone has a very safe and MERRY CHRISTMAS this weekend!
SHOP UPDATES/ HOLIDAY HOURS:
Christmas Eve: 6AM-2PM
Christmas Day: CLOSED
New Years Eve: 6AM-3PM
New Years Day: 6AM-3PM
OFFSHORE: Sailfish were around in fair numbers this week. Reports up the coast say a big number of sailfish are hanging up off of Fort Pierce Inlet. Only a good cold front or two away from seeing a nice number of fish. Not going to be ideal boating conditions this weekend, but those pushing through it should expect to see some sailfish. Very scattered dolphin reports this week. Look for 150-300' to be the prime depth for both the dolphin and the sailfish right now. LIve baits under the kite will be the go to approach, but trolling small naked ballyhoo will also do the job on the sails and dolphin. Scattered kingfish are spread out from 60-100' of water, and the snapper are biting underneath them. Bottom fishing remains very productive for this time of year, with some good snapper reports coming in.
INSHORE: Catch and release snook fishing is still pretty good. The docklights are starting to produce good numbers of small snook, and an occasional tarpon. Small flashy white jigs and live shrimp are good bait choices. The flats around Munyon Island and Hobe Sound continue to come alive with a variety of species. Early morning will be best for the snook, trout, and occasional redfish; while higher light is fine for catching jacks and ladyfish. Starting to hear some reports of pompano inshore as well.
SURF/PIER: A little slower week on the beach, but still a fair number of fish around. Bluefish action remains pretty solid off Hobe South. Pompano reports continue to come in, but for the most part not in big numbers. Sandfleas and clam remain the bait of choice for the pompano. Just be prepared to reel them in quick as the sharks are not far behind! Spanish mackerel action remains fair up and down the beach, and good numbers of macs are filling into Peck's Lake as well. Plenty of sharks along the beach. Fair numbers of jacks around Palm Beach and Jupiter Inlet.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS CHOPPY IN EXPOSED AREAS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS CHOPPY IN EXPOSED AREAS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS CHOPPY IN EXPOSED AREAS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
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