OFFSHORE- The ocean forecast is not the nicest you'll ever see, but the forecasted north-northeast winds should help fire up the fishing. The dolphin have still been around in fair numbers from 150-400' of water out of both Jupiter and Palm Beach Inlets. Look for the dolphin to be around bait schools, floating debris, current rips, and weedlines. Trolling an assortment of small ballhoo and trolling feathers is a good bet for the dolphin right now, and will also spark the interest of any blackfin tuna that are around. The blackfin tuna have been in 250-350' of water between Jupiter and Palm Beach Inlets; with most of the fish ranging from 2-5lbs. Smaller trolling feathers, jethead lures, and daisy chains are the best bet for the blackfin. While they are not around in big numbers, a few wahoo will be hanging around the schools of blackfin tuna. Sailfish action continues to improve, with those targeting them starting to regularly see a couple of fish a day. Livebaiting in 100-200' of water out of both Jupiter and Palm Beach Inlets should raise a sailfish. Snapper action remains fair, especially when you can get past the triggerfish. The driftboats are reporting fair mutton catches and some nice yellowtail snapper as well.
INSHORE- While not fully done, the mullet run is starting to wind down. This is a dynamite time to go snook fishing, especially if you like throwing lures for them. The snook are still actively feeding(especially at night), but now don't have quite as much bait to choose from. Look for the snook to be active during low light periods and around the tide changes. Flats fishing has been improving, with good reports starting to come from around Munyon Island and the Hobe Sound FLats. Spotted Seatrout are starting to show back up in fair numbers, as are the usual fall/winter species. Jacks, ladyfish, and a few pompano will keep action fairly steady on the flats right now.
SURF/PIER- LOTS of good action along the beach right now. Bluefish are around in very good numbers from Jupiter Island to Palm Beach, and are more than willing to eat just about anything. Spanish Mackerel are showing up in good numbers as well. Look for the mackerel to be anywhere form Jupiter INlet down to Singer Island. Clark spoons, glass minnow style jigs, and the "bobber rig" are all good choices for the mackerel. Pompano fishing has been very good for this time of year. Lots of small pompano, but plenty of keepers as well for those spending the time on the beach. Sharks (mainly spinners and blacktip) are also showing up in fair numbers along the beach as well. A fresh chunk of bait is most likely not going to be ignored b a passing shark right now.
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