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OFFSHORE: Tough week offshore for the most part. Hoping that the little cool front that blew through last night helps get the sailfish bite fired up. Sail bite has bounced between about 90-150' of water over the past week. If you can find an area holding a decent amount of bait the sails shouldn't be too far behind. Good north current also helps a lot in finding the sails. Dolphin reports have been pretty slim. This time of year look for the dolphin to be mixed right in with the sailfish. Wahoo fishing remains very strong for this time of year. Pulling a DTX minnow or big bonita strip behind a planer is a great way to go for the wahoo. Best depth for the wahoo will be in the 150-250' range. A few cobia reports trickling in; won't be long before they are here in good numbers. Snapper fishing remains solid in 90-100' of water.
INSHORE- Slow week on the inshore side of things. Catch and release snook fishing has been fair. The snook are definitely transitioning into the wintertime shrimp diet. Can still catch them on a Flair Hawk or Swimbait, but the smaller stuff really starts to get bit well this time of year. Sheepshead bite has been pretty good inshore. Live shrimp and Sandfleas will be top bait choices for the sheepshead. Hobe Sound Flats are coming to life more and more with cooling water temps. Live shrimp or a small gold spoon will be top bait choices.
SURF/PIER- Slow week on the beach. Pompano reports improved marginally this morning; and the water has started to look better and better. This front could help trigger a little bite out of the pompano. A scattering of bluefish along the beach. The blues have been biting best early in the morning and late in the afternoon. Spanish Mackerel action has been good at Peck's Lake. The Juno Beach Pier produced a nice bite on some good size croakers over the past few days. Fresh shrimp will be the best bait choice for them.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...East northeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Period 6 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
SATURDAY...Southeast winds around 5 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters smooth.
SUNDAY...West southwest winds 5 knots along the coast to northwest 5 to 10 knots in the Gulf Stream. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
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