OFFSHORE- This week saw a nice little improvement offshore. A couple of days saw some decent dolphin action. The dolphin came primarily in 300-500' of water in smaller packs. It wasn't big schools of fish, and they for the most part were not locked in on anything in particular. It was more of a blind trolling bite, with bonita strips and squid being top bait choices. Conditions look good for the upcoming weekend for a early season sailfish bite. Wouldn't be a big surprise if they bite good in 120-150' of water from the Pier to Jupiter Inlet this weekend. Time to get the kites out...it's getting to be that time! The 120' ledge has had some good action on the bottom this week. Quite a few good mutton reports, along with a good number of cobia this week. Sardines remain the top bait choice on the bottom.
INSHORE- Snook fishing was good inshore this week. Fun time to snook fish right now. The mullet schools have thinned out, but the snook are still locked in on the mullet. Means they are more likely to hit a bigger bait or lure quickly. Great time to be throwing Flair Hawks and bigger Swimbaits. Look for the snook to be in easy ambush points using the tide to sweep mullet right to them. Present the lures floating with the current for best results. The jacks have been cruising around inshore, along with a few tarpon still. Getting a fair number of late season mangrove snapper reports coming in.
SURF/PIER- Slower fishing again along the beach this week, but a little change in weather coming up could help fire the fishing up. A few scattered bluefish around this week, mostly north of Jupiter Inlet. Small pompano remain around in fair numbers, but not many keepers to speak of. The blacktip/spinner sharks are starting to show a little along the beach. Look for fall/winter action to really fire up along the beach after this weekend.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Period 5 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
SATURDAY...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
SUNDAY...East northeast winds 15 to 20 knots with gusts to around 25 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet along the coast and 5 to 7 feet with occasional to 9 feet in the Gulf Stream. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed areas. Slight chance of showers in the morning. Slight chance of thunderstorms . Chance of showers.
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