OFFSHORE- Reports were better this week, thanks largely in part to some nicer weather. Dolphin fishing popped off the early part of the week, with some nice size fish being caught. 300-400' of water seemed to be the ticket for most of the dolphin, though fish were caught both shallower and deeper. A handful of wahoo were caught on the full moon here, but the best reports o the wahoo are starting to come out of the Bahamas. Fishing right out front of West End has been very good for the wahoo over the past few days. Scattered kingfish reports along the edge, but no big numbers. Sailfish reports are a bit on the slim side, but a few are coming through. Snapper reports remain strong along the bottom. Some nice yellowtail and mutton snapper coming up, along with a handful of scattered grouper. Sardines remain the bait of choice on the bottom.
INSHORE- Snook fishing continues to pop off pretty good on the inshore side of things. Fishing live mullet around seawalls and boat docks during the day, and working shadow lines around bridges at night seems to be producing the best. The snook are still keyed in on the mullet, so take advantage of that now. It's a good time to throw the bigger plugs, swimbaits, and jigs to get good quality bites from the snook right now. Before long it goes to the shrimp bite...and honestly that's just not as easy as fishing the big stuff. Still some big jacks, and the occasional tarpon or two, cruising around the ICW as well currently. Hobe Sound Flats are starting to come to life as well with slight drops in water temps. Not red hot up that way yet, but it is improving.
SURF/PIER- Pompano fishing remains very good along the beach and at the Juno Beach Pier. Sandfleas, clams, and FishBites are the bait of choice, while Doc's Goofy Jigs are the lure of choice. The jig bite at the pier is as good as it has been for years. No hot colors on the jigs, so keep a few different colors on hand. The kingfish have also been biting at the Pier over the past few days. Early morning and later afternoon is the ticket to get those king bites. A sardine on a trolley rig or casting a Rapala X-Rap is the way to go. Scattering of Spanish Mackerel around, but not in huge numbers. Been some bluefish around as well. A loud noisy topwater or silver spoon has been working well on the blues. Sharks are staring to show in some pretty good numbers as well.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Period 6 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
SATURDAY...South winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Slight chance of thunderstorms. Chance of light showers.
SUNDAY...South southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Chance of light showers.
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