OFFSHORE: Dolphin fishing was good again this week. Best action has been in 200-400' of water; though strong east winds may blow them in a little shallower over the weekend. Trolling ballyhoo, bonita strips, and trolling squid remains a good bet for the dolphin, as does drifting with livebaits (Heavy chumming doesn't hurt when you set up a drift). Look for the dolphin to be along current rips, temperature breaks, or areas with lots of bait. The bigger dolphin remain in small roaming packs; so be prepared to cover some water to find them. Kingfish action (Including some big fish) has been good inside the 120' ledge. Live sardines are the baits of choice for numbers, while small goggle eye and blue runners are a good choice for the bigger kings. Look for the kings to be in 100-150' of water from the Juno Beach Pier up to Jupiter Inlet. Some nice blacken tuna being caught in with the kings.
INSHORE: Snook season is winding down...time to get after them now. The snook are biting in the inlets and around the bridges on outgoing tide. Those looking for an end of season slot will do well with flair hawk jigs and swimbaits. Live mullet are a also a good choice for the snook around the bridges. Other inshore action has been slow this week. A few jacks cruising the seawalls earl in the morning. A handful of mangrove snapper around the bridges at night.
SURF/PIER: The numbers are starting to dip; but a fair number of pompano are still being caught along the beach. Early morning has been best for the pompano; with sand fleas and clams remaining the baits of choice. Snook fishing continues to improve at the pier. Live bait has been in and out, but dead sardines continue to produce snook bites at the pier. Some schools of jacks moving along the beach. Spanish mackerel schools continue to push in and out from the pier as well.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
SATURDAY...EAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS ALONG THE COAST TO EAST AROUND 15 KNOTS IN THE GULF STREAM. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
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