OFFSHORE- Slower report offshore this week for the most part. Partially due to weather, and partially due to time of year. It's that tough transition time when summer patterns are fading out; but the sailfish haven't shown up in numbers just yet. Best sailfish bite continue to be up to the north, with the trolling guys catching some fish up to the north of Ft. Pierce Inlet. A handful of sailfish around locally for the live bait guys, but not seeing big numbers just yet. A few decent cold fronts should get them pointing their noses south. Scattered dolphin reports this week in 400-600', but defined pattern to speak of. Dolphin fishing is honestly a bit of...luck of the draw at the moment. Kingfish remain scattered along the 120' ledge. Wahoo reports slowed down this week with the moon falling off in size. Snapper fishing reports remained fairly steady along the bottom.
INSHORE- Lots of mullet around over the past week....mullet run isn't over just yet! Snook remain the main species around inshore, but a few more jacks (Including some big ones) are pushing in as well. Look for the mullet to move around the most during lowlight periods of the day and at night. Fishing will obviously be best in the same kind of time frame. If your into throwing lures go with hardbaits (Yo-Zuri Pencil and Darter, SP Minnow, X-Rap) over soft plastics as just enough bluefish are mixed in to make throwing soft plastics very annoying. Other inshore action is beginning to pick up as well. Our wintertime drum and sheepshead are starting to filter in. Not in huge numbers just yet, but they are coming back in. A live shrimp on a jighead is a great lure choice for them.
SURF/PIER- Bluefish are beginning to show up in fair numbers. Best action on them remains north of Jupiter Inlet, with a few making it down to the south as well. Noisy topwater lures are a great choice during lowlight periods of the day, while spoons an cutbait work well when the sun is up a bit. Spanish mackerel are scattered up and down the beach in good numbers. Pompano action wasn't as good this week, but some are still being caught. The sharks are around in pretty solid numbers right now. Pretty good mixed bag action along the beach for the most part.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet. Period 5 seconds. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed areas. Chance of light showers through the day. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
SATURDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Chance of thunderstorms in the morning. Light showers likely. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
SUNDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening. Chance of light showers. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
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