OFFSHORE- No reports from offshore this week to speak of, and not looking good going into the weekend (see below...YIKES!). A fair number of dolphin around last weekend before conditions deteriorated. Sailfish action also was pretty consistent. Snapper reports also remained strong before the wind set in. Probably not worth trying to push it offshore this weekend...plenty of nicer days to come before long!
INSHORE- Snook fishing reports remain good inshore. Windy conditions should have the snook fired up through the weekend. Look for the morning topwater bite to pop off back in the river, especially early in the morning. Ambush points, seawalls, and boat docks with some current flowing around them will be the ticket for finding the snook. A few little tarpon around, along with a few jacks. Still a fair scattering of finger mullet around, though not in huge numbers. Finding those small late season pods of finger mullet can lead to some really fast action.
SURF/PIER- Conditions have been pretty terrible along the beach and at the Juno Beach Pier this week; with strong winds, rough seas, and dirty water all but shutting the fishing down. At time of writing it looks like cleaner blue /green water is trying to push back in. As soon as the water cleans back up a bit, look for the fishing to fire back off. Early in the week, before conditions went south, the bluefish bite was absolutely on fire. The blues were chomping topwaters, spoons, and cut bait with reckless abandon along the beach and at the pier. Pompano, mostly small with a few keepers mixed in, bite was decent as well early in the week. Look for them to bite well when water conditions improve. Dirty water has largely pushed the Spanish Mackerel out; but look for them to show back up in good numbers when water conditions improve.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRI...E NE winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft, occasionally to 8 ft. Period 6 seconds. Intracoastal waters rough in exposed areas.
SAT...Winds NE winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft, occasionally to 8 ft building to 5 to 8 ft, occasionally to 10 ft. NE swell 3 ft. Intracoastal waters rough in exposed areas.
SUN...E NE winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to around 25 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft, occasionally to 8 ft. NE swell 3 ft in the morning. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed areas. A slight chance of showers in the morning. A slight chance of tstms. A chance of showers.
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