OFFSHORE: Less than ideal conditions for much of the week have once again kept reports to a minimum. Dolphin fishing remains good, with fish being caught in 200-900' of water in good numbers. Trolling the usual dolphin baits (Strips, squid, ballyhoo, small jetheads, etc) is a good way to find the dolphin. The dolphin are not locked on structure, so be prepared to cover some water to find them. Sailfish are starting to show up in better numbers, and that will only improve as the north winds start to blow a little more. Don't be surprised to hear about some boats stacking up some releases in the not too distant future. KIngfish, and a wahoo or two, remain scattered up and down the 120' ledge from Palm Beach to Jupiter Inlet. Snapper reports remain pretty good along the bottom, Look for the snapper to bite best in around 90' of water, with sardines being the baits of choice. A few cobia remain mixed in with the snapper.
INSHORE: The mullet remain around in good numbers, and the snook and tarpon are taking full advantage of the plentiful food source. Look for the most action to go down early in the morning, late in the afternoon, and at night. The snook in particular are going to feed best at night. Look for the snook to be in ambush points waiting for the tide to move mullet to them. Bridge fenders, shadow lines, seawalls, etc that help line up the snook are great starting spots. Present the baits up current and let the them flow back naturally with the tide. In addition to the snook and tarpon; jacks, ladyfish, a few redfish, and others are mixed in the inshore action as well currently.
SURF/PIER: Fall surf fishing is slowly setting in along the beach. Bluefish, pompano, and sharks are all showing up in pretty good numbers. The pompano are being caught in good numbers on the Juno Beach Pier on Doc's Goofy Jigs. Along the beach sandfleas, clams, and Fishbites are the baits of choice for the pomps. Bluefish are biting topwater lures, silver spoons, diamond jigs, and cut bait. Spinner/Blacktip sharks are starting to show in good numbers as well. Still some schools of mullet coming down with tarpon in them. Should be a pretty good weekend along the beach, get after it!
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...East northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...East northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
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