OFFSHORE- Right kind of weather for the sailfish to chew a little this weekend. Reports on them are starting to come in with a little more regularity, and that should only improve over the next few weeks! Nothing new technique wise for the sails...put the kites up and keep the baits splashing on the surface for best results! Dolphin fishing slowed this week (Largely in part due to the weather), but still a decent little number of them around. 500-700' of water remains a good area to start the search for the dolphin, but don't pass up fishy looking water in shallower on the way out (east wind could likely have them in very shallow). Wahoo reports were a bit slow (again mostly weather related) on this moon, but expect at least a few to be around over the weekend. Blackfin tuna, including some really nice ones, have been caught over the past few weeks. Snapper fishing remains pretty good on the bottom. A cobra report or two coming in as well. Looks like it'll be a little bumpy this weekend, but fishing overall should be good!
INSHORE- Snook fishing was good again inshore this week! Good action on them in the Loxahatchee River, ICW, and around the bridges. Best action on them has been at night, but early morning and late afternoon will also no doubt produce some bites. The snook are still keyed in on mullet, so keep that in mind when picking out lures. Outgoing tide seems to be the best for the snook, especially if the water is on the cleaner side. In areas further away from the inlet and farther back up the ICW incoming tide could be the ticket, so don't be afraid to try both! A few jacks and tarpon around inshore, but not in big numbers. Mangrove snapper fishing has slowed a bit, which means it's about time for the sheepshead and black drum to start showing up inshore.
SURF/PIER- Fishing was good again this week at the pier and along the beach. Lots of pompano (for the most part undersized) around this week. The jig bite (Doc's Goofy Jig in bright colors!) has been pretty hot early and late at the pier. Jigging for pompano is super fun, when they are keyed in on it they absolutely crush the jig! It is a lot of un on light tackle. Bait fishing (Sandfleas, clams, FishBites, FishGum) has also been very good for the pomps. Spanish Mackerel action was a bit slower, but still decent. Bluefish numbers continue to increase on a almost daily basis. Snook fishing has slowed at the pier, but still a fair number around. Pods of mullet still coming down the beach, and the tarpon and sharks won't be far behind! Speaking of sharks...lots around if your looking for some light tackle drag pulling fun!!!
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...East northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning. Chance of showers . Chance of thunderstorms.
SATURDAY...East northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
SUNDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning. Showers likely . Chance of thunderstorms.
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