INSHORE- The fishing inshore has been pretty good as of late, and should continue to improve. Wintertime sheepshead and drum are beginning to show up inshore. Live shrimp are always a solid bait choice for them, as are fiddler crabs if you can find them. Mixed in with the drum and sheepshead have been a few redfish. Catch and release snook fishing remains pretty solid inshore as well. The snook continue to bite the shrimp jig very good at night around the bridges. Hope Sound Flats are holding a nice mixed bag of species. The jacks, ladyfish, snook, trout, and pompano are all making a showing in the Marker 40 to 44 range.
SURF/PIER- Spanish Mackerel action has really started to pop off at Peck's Lake over the past few days. Flash minnow jigs, Gotcha Plugs, and Clark Spoons should all do the trick on the Macs. Chumming with glass minnows also really helps fire up the Mackerel. The Juno Beach Pier has also been seeing a fair number of Mackerel, with small X-Raps and crappie jigs being the lures of choice. Pompano reports remain pretty good north of Jupiter Inlet, with Hobe Sound continuing to produce some good catches. Bluefish action remains a bit slow. Hopefully some coming January cold fronts help fire up the blues. Pretty good number of sharks along the beach currently.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...South winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop.
SATURDAY...West northwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet along the coast and 3 to 5 feet with occasional to 6 feet in the Gulf Stream. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
SUNDAY...North winds 10 to 20 knots along the coast to north 15 to 20 knots in the Gulf Stream. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet along the coast and 6 to 8 feet with occasional to 10 feet in the Gulf Stream. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop.
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