OFFSHORE- Looks like a fairly fishable weekend overall coming up. Dolphin action has been fair in 300-500' of water over the past week. Trolling small ballyhoo, bonita strips, and squid remains best bet for the dolphin right now. Sailfish action has started to improve; and with some north wind in the forecast they should bite pretty good this weekend! Live gogs under the kite are no doubt the best bet for the sails. Depending on the water conditions look for the sailfish to be in 150-300' of water. Mixed in with the sailfish will be some dolphin and stray kingfish or two. Bottom fishing (depending on the day) remains strong. Pretty good grouper catches still coming in, as well as good snapper action. Sardines remain the bait of choice on the bottom.
INSHORE- Snook fishing remains good inshore; especially at night around the bridges and docklights. The snook are in that in between zone of eating both mullet and shrimp. Look for the snook to be most active on the outgoing tide. Some redfish still moving around inshore. The sheepshead and black drum are also starting to bite inshore a bit.
SURF/PIER- Should be a good weekend to give the surf a try. The Spanish Mackerel have been biting at the Juno Beach Pier. Small flashy jigs, crappie jigs, and small diamond jigs have all been good lure choices for the macs. Bluefish are mixed in with the macs as well. A handful of pompano have been caught over the past week, and numbers should improve with improving water conditions. Sandfleas, clams, and fishbones have been good bait choices for the pompano. Still a handful of snook being caught along the beach as well.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER-
FRIDAY...West southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Period 8 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Showers likely in the morning. A slight chance of thunderstorms through the day. A chance of showers in the afternoon.
SATURDAY...North northwest winds 5 to 10 knots along the coast to north northwest 10 to 15 knots in the Gulf Stream. Seas 2 to 3 feet along the coast and 3 to 5 feet with occasional to 6 feet in the Gulf Stream. Period 7 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A slight chance of showers in the afternoon.
SUNDAY...North northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
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