OFFSHORE- When conditions allow boats to get out, the fishing has been pretty good (Unfortunately that hasn't been a whole lot of days!). Looking like maybe, just maybe, Friday and Saturday will be good enough to give it a shot (But it'll be far from calm). North of Jupiter Inlet; anglers are having good luck pulling ballyhoo in 100-300' of water for mixed bag action on dolphin, sailfish, blackfin tuna, and bonita. If possible pull a dredge (or two) to call the fish up. Keep an eye on the depth-finder/sonar, and pay extra attention to the areas holding good amounts of bait. The first big sailfish tournament (Operation Sailfish http://www.bluewatermovements.com) rolls into town this weekend, so expect the 120' ledge from Jupiter Inlet south to be lined with kites, sporties, and big center consoles. Conditions are going to be good for the sails and it won't be surprising to see some big numbers come in the next few days. MIxed in with the sailfish should be some nice dolphin, and maybe a blackfin or skipjack tuna as well. Look for most of the action to be in 100-300' of water out of both Jupiter and Palm Beach Inlets. Bottom fishing remains good for those willing to rock and roll with the conditions. Some nice mutton and yellowtail snapper reports still coming in.
INSHORE- The cooler weather has the inshore fishing improving. Lots of action (jacks, ladyfish, pompano, etc.) on the Hobe Sound flats around marker 40-44. Try throwing a goofy jig or some live shrimp for all around action on the flats. The Munyon Island area is holding some decent numbers of fish lately. Sheepshead and black drum have been biting shrimp around the oyster bars and pilings lately. Snook action has slowed some, but they are still around. Just takes a little more time to convince them to bite now.
SURF/PIER- Heavy surf kept the reports slow this week, and even closed the pier down (as of time of writing Juno Beach Pier still closed, hopefully open soon). If the surf lays down, and the water clears up should be some pompano around. Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel are scattered along the beach. Should be a good weekend for the surf, we'll keep you updated as the reports come in.
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FREIGHT TRAIN FISHING REPORT (http://www.freighttrainfishing.com) From Capt. Eric
Inshore fishing in the Stuart area has been pretty good. Good mixed bag action on ladyfish, jacks, pompano, and other assorted species. It's a great type of fishing for anglers looking for good light tackle action, and also a great way to introduce kids to fishing. Call (561) 578-3941 for more details about different trip options this time of year.