OFFSHORE- Slim reports from offshore this week thanks to a very nasty ocean. Last weekend saw some good action before the ocean really started to pick up. Dolphin reports remain solid, and conditions do look good going into the weekend for them to bite again. Depth continues to bounce around, and NW winds could push them offshore a bit. With that said; look for the dolphin to bite in 250-500' of water. Trolling small ballyhoo, bonita strips, and squid will be the baits of choice for the dolphin. Conditions do look good for the sailfish to bite going into the weekend. Bottom fishing remains very good. Nice mixed bag of mutton and yellowtail snapper around. Sardines remain the bait of choice on the bottom.
INSHORE- Snook fishing remains very good inshore. Still a fair push of mullet coming through, and the snook are keyed in on them. Mixed in with the snook should be a few tarpon and big jacks as well. The snook have been biting well around the bridge at night. Flair hawks and bigger swimbaits remain the top lure choices. The top of the outgoing tide remains the best bet, but with dirty water around they will bite on incoming as well. A few redfish around inshore: Hard to target the redfish, but if you're going to catch redfish in Palm Beach County; now is the time.
SURF/PIER- Rough surf had the surf action slowed down for most of the week. Still a fair amount of mullet pushing through; but it has slowed way down. This weekend will likely be the last good push of mullet coming through. Still a good number of tarpon in the mullet schools along with some bruiser jacks. Best action will no doubt be first thing in the morning and late in the afternoon. No pompano reports this week; conditions do look good going into the weekend for them to bite. Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel have started top show up in little better numbers.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRI...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Period 6 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
SAT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt becoming N NE in the evening. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
SUN...N NW winds 5 to 10 kt becoming N in the evening. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A slight chance of showers in the afternoon.
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