OFFSHORE- Dolphin reports remain good this week, with most of the fish in 300'-400' of water. Trolling small ballyhoo, bonita strips, or squid all seem to be producing bites from the dolphin. NE winds in the forecast will likely have the dolphin in a little closer this weekend. Along with the dolphin; expect the NE wind to fire up the sailfish bite. 150-250' of water seems to be a good depth to start looking for the sailfish. Still a few wahoo caught over the past week (side note- Bahamas wahoo fishing has really started to fire off!). Bottom fishing remained good this week. A fair number of snapper around, and still a fair number of red grouper around as well. Sardines remains the bait of choice on the bottom.
INSHORE- Snook fishing remains good inshore right now. Still a fair number of mullet around, and the snook haven't lost interest yet (As the water begins to cool the snook won't bother to chase down the mullet as readily; and prefer shrimp and smaller easier to digest baits). Flair Hawks, NLBN Swimbaits, and swimming plugs all remain solid lure choices for the snook. The tarpon are still mixed in with the snook, along with some bruiser jacks. Starting to get a few sheepshead reports coming in, along with the occasional inshore pompano as well. Seasons are no doubt shifting.
SURF/PIER- Dirty water in on the beach has fishing a bit slow this week. A handful of pompano around, and that should only improve as the water (hopefully) begins to clear up a little. A few bluefish around, with the best action on them coming late in the afternoon into the evening. Cut sardines and mullet are a good bait option for the blues; while a silver spoon or diamond jig typically works good lure wise. The Juno Beach Pier continues to produce a fair number of Spanish Mackerel. White crappie jigs continue to produce the most action on the Macs. A solid number of sharks around these days for those looking for something bigger to pull on.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRI...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop.
SAT...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft, occasionally to 6 ft. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed areas.
SUN...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft, occasionally to 8 ft. N NE swell 3 ft. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop.
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