OFFSHORE- Not a whole lot to write about for offshore reports again this week. Between the less than ideal ocean conditions and the definite changing of the seasons its pretty slow offshore right now. Gonna be another tough weekend for small boaters to get offshore. Look for the sailfish to start snapping very soon. It's a few weeks early for the true start of sailfish season, but each time the wind blows out of the north expect more and more to sails to start pointing their noses south. The trolling bite from Stuart to Fort Pierce is historically the first to fire off for the sailfish. However, a lot of years a nice little push of early season sails bypasses the trollers; and the livebaiters put up some numbers off of Jupiter. This could be the weekend for double digit releases on the sailfish. No dolphin reports to speak of this week, but should no doubt be some floating around this weekend. East winds should help blow them inshore a bit. The moon is right for the wahoo to make a showing. Snapper reports remain very good along the bottom. Sardines remain the bait of choice on the bottom.
INSHORE- Snook reports remain very good inshore right now. The snook are taking advantage of the last pods of mullet pouring through. Bridges, seawalls, and boat docks are all great spots to start looking for the snook right now. For the most part they want to be in a nice ambush spot and not wandering around in open water. Best bet is to locate good ambush spots, and try to fish the tides to your advantage. Use incoming or outgoing tide to present baits to fish naturally for best results. Should still be some tarpon and big jacks mixed in with the snook. Also, still a scattered redfish or two being caught inshore. No great reports yet from the Hobe Sound Flats, but cooling water should really start to get some fish moving in that way as well.
SURF/PIER- Pompano reports remain very good along the beach and at the Juno Beach Fishing Pier. Sandfleas, clams, and FishBites will be the best bait choices, while Doc's Goofy Jig reigns supreme as far as lures go. No hot color yet to speak of on the jigs, so be sure to have a few different options to offer. Bluefish are starting to show up along the beach as well in decent numbers. Loud noisy topwaters (ask us for a custom "Pelican"), diamond jigs, and cut bait are all good choices for the bluefish. A few scattered Spanish Mackerel reports, but no big numbers yet to speak of. The spinner sharks are starting to show, and are already starting to show some interest in the topwater lures as well. The Pier may provide the most fishing chances this weekend, as the report currently has it looking a bit rough!
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
THURSDAY...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Period 7 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms.
FRIDAY...East northeast winds 10 to 15 knots along the coast to east northeast 10 to 20 knots in the Gulf Stream. Seas 5 to 7 feet with occasional seas to 9 feet. North northeast swell 4 feet. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed areas. Chance of showers.
SATURDAY...East northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet with occasional seas to 9 feet. Northeast swell 4 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Slight chance of showers in the morning. .
SUNDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas to 8 feet. Northeast swell 4 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop.
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