OFFSHORE- Slim reports this week from offshore. Rough conditions and less than ideal water quality out to the edge hasn't made anybody rush offshore too fast. Some pretty good dolphin reports (mostly smaller fish...but decent numbers) early in the week when conditions were a little better. Most of the fish were in 600-800' of water and caught around floating debris leftover from the storm. The weekend forecast looks pretty sport; but for those who wanted to brave it we could/should see a nice sailfish bite. Won't be ideal conditions to fish for them; but could also seem some wahoo around this week with the moon getting bigger. Bottom reports were slim this week due to lousy water conditions in on the reef.
INSHORE- Snook fishing remained strong inshore this week. Finger mullet schools are still around in good numbers and the snook aren't far behind. The mullet will move best during lowlight periods and at night. A Yo-Zuri Hydro Pencil or Mag Darter remain top lure choices. Still a lot of freshwater coming out of the spillways, but overall hasn't slowed the snook fishing down too much. Still a god number of tarpon mixed in with the snook. Other inshore action has been on the slower side.
SURF/PIER- Dirty water and rough conditions kept surf fishing a bit slow. Still a fair amount of mullet coming down the beach: Still a few tarpon and snook mixed in with them, but bluefish are starting to make up a bulk of the action. Definitely time to start moving away from the soft plastics on the beach and moving towards spoons and plugs. The Spanish Mackerel have been biting very good at the Juno Beach Pier. A bobber rig with a Clark spoon is a solid choice for the macs. A few redfish were caught at the pier in the dirty water as well this week. Pompano (mostly shorts) have also been around in good numbers this week. A bright colored Doc's Goofy jig is the lure of choice for the pomps.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRI...NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to around 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft, occasionally to 5 ft. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. A slight chance of showers. A slight chance of tstms.
SAT AND SAT NIGHT...E NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to around 25 kt along the coast to E NE 15 to 20 kt with gusts to around 25 kt in the Gulf Stream. Seas 3 to 4 ft, occasionally to 5 ft. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed areas. A slight chance of showers in the morning. A slight chance of tstms. A chance of showers.
SUN AND SUN NIGHT...E NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to around 20 kt along the coast to E 15 to 20 kt with gusts to around 25 kt in the Gulf Stream. Seas 3 to 4 ft, occasionally to 5 ft. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed areas. A chance of showers and tstms.
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