OFFSHORE- Sailfish action has picked up over the past few days, with a good number of boats getting multiple chances. Best depth has been 150-250' of water, with sails scattered up and down the line from south of Palm Beach Inlet to north of Jupiter Inlet. The usual routine of kite fishing with goggle eyes and blue runners will be hard to beat. Mixed in with the sailfish have been a handful of good size dolphin. Kingfish remain scattered along the 120' ledge in decent numbers over the past week. A stray wahoo or two have been mixed in with the kingfish as well. Snapper fishing has been pretty good in 90-100' of water from the Juno Beach Pier to Jupiter Inlet.
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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