INSHORE- Snook fishing remains the best game in town, especially around the bridges at night. The shrimp jig bite is really firing up as the weather cools and the mullet continue to thin out. That said, the snook are still responding well to the end of the season run of mullet so keep some X-Raps or Yo-Zuri's in the bag in case a school of mullet swims by. Some big jacks are cruising seawalls in the ICW early in the morning. Munyon Island and the Home Sound Flats are beginning to come to life with cooler water temps. Mostly jacks and ladyfish now, but a few spotted sea trout are starting to filter in as well.
SURF/PIER- Surf fishing continues to be very good. Lots of Spanish Mackerel around, including some really nice ones. Lots of good lure options for the Macs right now including; Gotcha plugs, X-Raps, Spoons, Diamond Jigs, and the bobber rig with a Clark Spoon. All those lures are also effective for the large numbers of bluefish that are around. Scattering of pompano around; with the pomps biting on a day to day basis. One day it's a hot bite on the pomps, the next they are nowhere to be found. Still a few snook mixed in with all of the fall species surprisingly, as well as some redfish. Good action, well worth going if you have a chance!
NOAA MARINE WEATHER-
FRIDAY...Along the coast, northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. In the Gulf Stream, northeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Period 9 seconds. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed areas. A chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms.
SATURDAY...East northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas to 8 feet along the coast and 6 to 8 feet with occasional to 10 feet in the Gulf Stream. Period 7 seconds. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed areas. A chance of showers. A slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
SUNDAY...East northeast winds 15 to 20 knots with gusts to around 30 knots. Seas 7 to 9 feet with occasional seas to 13 feet. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed areas. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
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