NOTE...SHOP CLOSED EASTER SUNDAY (4/17)
OFFSHORE- The weather is looking pretty nice for the upcoming weekend...keep those fingers crossed that it stays the same! Reports this week have been a bit slim due to less than ideal conditions early in the week. With that said; we expect to see some really good springtime fishing this weekend. Sailfish action should remain good for those looking for a few more releases. Best action on the sails has remained in 120-250' of water for the most part; with the bite moving up and down the line a bit depending on conditions. While goggle eyes and small blue runners remain a great bait choice, we are moving into that time of year when smaller thread fins, pilchards, and sardines will also majorly come into play! Dolphin will remain mixed in with the sailfish: But, reports of dolphin out deeper (600-1000') are also on the rise. Live baits will be best in shallow for the dolphin, while trolling bonita strips and squid out deeper is a killer way to go! Kingfish action has improved drastically along the 120' ledge. Expect kingfish numbers to only improve over the course of the next few weeks. Blackfin tuna reports remain very strong in 200-300' of water. Cobia reports fell off this week, but with improving conditions this weekend expect them to improve as well. No wahoo reports yet...but that big moon should get some of them snapping before long!
INSHORE- Snook reports have improved as the week has gone along (no doubt due to warming weather). The Loxahatchee River has been holding a fair number of snook. Early morning topwater bite has been pretty good for the snook. The Yo-Zuri Hydro and Top-Knock Pencil have been great lure choices for the snook. A live mullet fished along a seawall or under a boat dock with some current is a solid choice as the sun get up a little higher in the sky. A few good jacks and a resident tarpon or two in the same areas as well. Other inshore action has been a bit hit or miss. Starting to get a few mangrove snapper reports coming in; but it remains a bit early for the bigger numbers of them to show up. Tarpon fishing in Palm Beach Inlet remains pretty strong. The resident fish around the Sailfish Club are biting live shrimp well on the tide changes.
SURF/PIER- Pompano fishing remains very good along the beach. A few very windy days and some heavy seaweed days slowed it a bit; but still very good numbers of them around! Sandfleas(we have a little batch of really little one in-stock), clams, shrimp, FishBites, and FishGum have all Benn great choices for the pompano. Mixed in with the pompano have been a few permit, croakers, whiting, and plenty of blue runners. Early morning and late afternoon remain best bet for the pompano. Still a fair number of bluefish around; including some really good size ones! The Juno Beach Pier has been holding a little bit of live bait, and the predators are not far behind. Snook fishing has been improving on a daily basis. A few kingfish in the mix, along with some bruiser jacks. A Rapala X-Rap or Yo-Zuri Longcast minnow is a solid lure choice for both the jacks and kings. The Juno Beach Pier has also had a cobia or two come by, along with a few permit. Good springtime fishing right now...get after it!
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...East southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Showers likely and chance of thunderstorms.
SATURDAY...East southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
SUNDAY...East southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Slight chance of showers in the morning, then chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
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