OFFSHORE: Good dolphin reports this week for those that made it out. Key to the dolphin this week has been finding them on scattered debris. While some of the dolphin have been on weediness and floating clumps of grass; the best dolphin action has been on floating debris. Small live baits are good for the dolphin, as are chunks of squid and sardines. First little front of the season should have the sailfish fired up this weekend. Look for the sails to be in 120-250' of water. Hard to beat the stretch of water from Juno Beach Pier to Jupiter Inlet for day in day out consistent sailfish action. Live goggle eyes and small blue runners will be the bait of choice for the sailfish. Bottom fishing remains very good in 60-90' of water with great action on the grouper and snapper. Sardines remain the bait of choice on the bottom.
INSHORE: Snook fishing remains very good inshore right now. Still trickles of mullet around and the snook are feeding well on them; but are also keying in on smaller baits and shrimp as well. Basically leaving the bait/lure options pretty much wide open for the snook. Flair hawks are still producing, but the shrimp jig is coming on strong as well. A soft plastic shrimp tail fished on a heavy jighead is a deadly choice right now! Look for the bridges to produce at night on an outgoing tide. During the day look for the snook to be laid up along seawalls and under boat docks. Other inshore action should really start to get better with the change in weather. The Hobe Sound Flats and Munyon Island flats should both really start to come alive in the near future.
SURF/PIER: The surf fishing really kicked into high gear this week. The fall/winter species got the memo that they were supposed to show up...and they did! Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel., jacks, and ladyfish have all been around in good numbers this week. The Juno Beach Pier has been hot, with lots of good action. All the usual lures (spoons, jigs, gotchas, etc..) are working for the bluefish, as is cut mullet or sardines. A few pompano are being caught on Goofy Jigs, sand fleas, and clams. The pompano fishing should improve even more this week with the first cooler weather of the season. Lots of good stuff going on along the beach...give it a shot if you can!
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Period 6 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop.
SATURDAY...Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed areas. A slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning. Showers. A chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
SUNDAY...Winds northwest 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. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Showers likely and a slight chance of thunderstorms.
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