OFFSHORE- Bumpy conditions offshore have kept reports slim this week. Those braving the conditions found a fairly good bite on the dolphin and small blackfin tuna in 150-350' of water from the Juno Beach Pier to Jupiter Inlet. Sailfish reports are improving as well; and some north wind/mild front in the forecast could get a few more early season fish snapping. Look for the sailfish to be in roughly the same 150-300' of water range depending on conditions. As always, look for well defined rips, color changes, and large areas of bait(flying fish predominately) for best results. Snapper fishing has been very good as well this week, with some excellent mutton snapper reports coming in early in the week.
INSHORE- Snook fishing remains very good inshore right now. At night the snook have been biting around the bridges. especially on outgoing tides. Flair Hawk Jigs, bigger swimbaits, Rapala X-Raps, and Yo-Zuri Mag Darters have all been solid lure choices for the snook right now. During the day look for the snook to be laid up under boat docks and around seawalls that offer good spots to ambush mullet from. In addtition to the snook a good number of tarpon and big jacks are around taking advantage of the mullet still hanging around. Even a redfish or two in the mix as well. Yo-Zuri mag darters and Hydro Pencils have been solid lure choices for pretty much everything inshore right now.
SURF/PIER- Fishing remains very good at the Juno Beach Pier, Jupiter Inlet, and along the beach right now. Good numbers of jacks, bluefish, ladyfish, and Spanish Mackerel around for those looking for good fun action. Still some pods of mullet coming through and the tarpon and snook are still hanging right with them. The Juno Beach Pier had an unreal bite on mangrove snapper this weeek, with live shrimp catching them very well. The blacktip sharks are starting to show in little bigger numbers as well. Good pompano action for this time of year as well.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...East winds 5 to 10 knots along the coast to east 10 to 15 knots in the Gulf Stream. Along the coast, seas 2 to 3 feet. In the Gulf Stream, seas 2 to 3 feet building to 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet. Period 6 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop.
SATURDAY...East winds 5 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet along the coast and 3 to 5 feet with occasional to 6 feet in the Gulf Stream. Intracoastal waters smooth. A chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms.
SUNDAY...North northeast winds 10 to 15 knots along the coast to north northeast 15 to 20 knots in the Gulf Stream. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
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