First...Thanks everybody for all the support this crazy year. Second...Want to wish everybody a very Merry Christmas!
OFFSHORE: Looks like the sailfish should bite really good this weekend. Looking a little rough, but the sails should be snapping. Ideal depth will most likely be in the 120-200' range depending on water conditions. Look for rips, color changes, or a lot of flying fish getting up as a good starting point. Live goggle eyes or blue runners under the kite will be the baits of choice for the sailfish. Look for some good dolphin and maybe a wahoo or two to be in the mix as well. Kingfish bite has been good along the 120' ledge as well. A handful of cobia are hanging in 90-120' of water as well.
INSHORE: Sheepshead and Black drum action has been good inshore this week. Live shrimp, or fiddler crabs if you can find them, are the bait of choice for them. Look for them to be around bridges, or boat docks with good barnacle growth. Snook fishing has been good over the past week in the river; but it may slow this weekend with the cold front. This front could really help fire up the inshore pompano bite, and maybe move some tripletail in as well.
SURF/PIER: Good number of Spanish Mackerel around this week. They have been scattered along the beach, and also hanging around the Juno Beach Pier. Along the beach the "bobber rig" with a Clark Spoon is the best choice for the macs. At the Pier a white crappie jig is the best bet for the macs. Scattering of bluefish around still, but big numbers of them remain to be seen. A few more pompano around this week, and with this better front we should see some more fish push down this way.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...Northwest winds 15 to 25 knots with gusts to around 35 knots. Seas 6 to 8 feet with occasional seas to 10 feet. Period 6 seconds.
SATURDAY...North winds around 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet.
SUNDAY...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet.
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