OFFSHORE: Another week of pretty brutal weather has kept fishing reports slim; and the forecast for the weekend isn't looking any better (See below). Summertime fishing patterns are leaving us, and wintertime ones are slowly creeping in. Sailfish are starting to show and some boats flying the kites are starting to get some chances. Won't be for the faint of heart, but those trying it this weekend will most likely have some chances at the sailfish. Dolphin have been scattered, but strong east winds should help push them inshore. Bottom fishing remains really good from Palm Beach to Jupiter Inlet. Been good numbers of big yellowtail snapper, some mutton snapper, and still good numbers of grouper(mostly reds) around.
INSHORE: Good snook fishing continues to dominate the inshore scene. Best action remains at night around the bridges on flair hawk jigs, swim baits, and shrimp jigs. The snook can also be found along seawalls and under boat docks during the day. A live mullet is the bait of choice for the snook during the day. Some jacks, tarpon, and big ladyfish still mixed in with the snook. Other inshore action has been a bit spotty. Still hearing of good numbers of mullet up the coast, so not done on the mullet run just yet!
SURF/PIER: Still looking for the water to clear up some, but the fish seem to be adapting to the less than ideal water. Pompano have started to bite around the Juno Beach Pier on clams and Doc's Goofy Jigs. Most of the pompano are undersize, but a few keepers are mixed in. Bluefish have begun to show up, and are willing to bite a silver spoon or cut bait pretty quickly. Still some redfish hanging around the Juno Beach Pier. The Inlets have had a good number of jacks in them.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...East northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet along the coast and 4 to 6 feet with occasional to 8 feet in the Gulf Stream. Period 8 seconds. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed areas. A chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms.
SATURDAY...East winds around 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet with occasional seas to 9 feet. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed areas. A chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms.
SUNDAY...East southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed areas. A chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms.
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