INSHORE- Last weekend of snook season...get out and make it a productive one! Snook fishing remains the best bet inshore now. As we move into the summer that will likely remain the case. Snook are in the Loxahatchee River in good numbers during the day. Look for boat docks and seawalls on points (all about the ambush points!) to be the key spots to find snook. They will use the tide in their favor; so present baits and lures up-current so they flow back naturally. Topwater bite for the snook has been on early and late in the day. The Yo-Zuri Pencil is a great choice for the snook. Some big jacks will also be in the same areas as the snook, though they are not as likely to be sitting still. Look for the jacks to be moving and pushing water. The Snook will also be biting at night around the bridges, especially closer to the inlets. Flair Hawk jigs and swimbaits remain top choices; especially for slots and overs. Look for outgoing tide to be best depending on where you are; but don't rule out incoming tide in dirtier water situations. Mangrove snapper reports are improving inshore. Live shrimp and small pilchards are solid choices for the mangroves.
SURF/PIER- Surf conditions were a lot nicer this week; but lingering seaweed made for tough surf fishing overall. The Juno Beach Pier has been the much better bet, with a good variety of action. Spanish Mackerel are around in good numbers and have been biting crappie jigs and small swimming plugs. The snook fishing also continues to improve at the pier. This is the last weekend to invite a slot home for dinner, so expect a pretty good size crowd most likely. Kingfish are around first thing in the morning and again late in the afternoon. A big swimming plug (Size 14 Rapala X-Rap or Yo-Zuri Longcast) is the best way to target the kingfish. A handful of late season pompano have been caught on Goofy Jigs; but don't expect big numbers of them. Best chance on the pompano will be right as the sun comes up. Croaker have been biting pieces of shrimp well. Conditions look right this weekend for the tarpon and/or big jacks to be cruising along the beach.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...South southeast winds 5 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Period 8 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop.
SATURDAY...South southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
SUNDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
MONDAY...East winds 5 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
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