Offshore- It's looking like a very fishy weekend coming up! Weather forecast looks beautiful and the ocean should have just enough chop from the forecasted north winds to really get the fish fired up. Dolphin fishing remained fair offshore this week, and should be good into the weekend. Look for the dolphin to be in 200-400' of water out of Palm Beach and Jupiter Inlet. Trolling ballyhoo, bonita strips, or squid will be a good bet for the dolphin. Be sure to keep a couple small trolling feathers out as well for the small blackfin tuna that have been around. Mainly "football" size, the blackfin tuna are also in the 200-400' depth range as well. Sailfish action should be good this weekend as more and more of the seasonal sails show up. Look for the sailfish to be in the 100-300' depth range, with both Jupiter and Palm Beach having some fish. Trolling a spread of naked ballyhoo or kitefishing with livebaits will both be effective for getting some sailfish bites. Snapper fishing remains good out of both Palm Beach and Jupiter Inlets. Scattered muttons, nice yellowtails, and a few mangrove snapper are keeping things interesting along the bottom. As your on the way offshore keep an eye out for any mullet schools that may have been pushed offshore into 30-60' of water. They could be holding good numbers of dolphin, sails, and kingfish....and they are easy targets at that point!
INSHORE- Lots of bait inshore right now, and lots of fish in them! Snook fishing remains very good at night around the area bridges, tarpon are still following the schools of finger mullet, and our winter species are showing back up along area grassflats. Look for the flats fishing to continue to improve as the weather continues to slowly cool off. Until we get a big cold front, the best fishing times will still be the lower light periods of the day. The flats around Munyon Island and Hobe Sound should be holding fish now, so go get after them!
SURF/PIER- Lots of action along the beach right now! Still some schools of mullet coming down the beach with some tarpon and maybe a few snook in them. Good numbers of bluefish are providing quick action for those throwing silver spoons or fishing cutbait on the bottom. Schools of spanish mackerel are around, and the numbers of macs should only increase as the weather cools. Pompano fishing has been good for this time of year, but a lot of the pompano are on the smaller side. Lots of action on the beach right now, time to go fishing!
Good Luck Everyone,
11/25/2020 02:24:59 am
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