Weekend Fishing Outlook (11/13-11/15/15)
OFFSHORE- Fishing has been good towards the end of the work week,and should continue to improve throughout the weekend. Small boaters won't care for the weather forecast; but it will most likely have the fish fired up. Dolphin action, out of both Palm Beach and Jupiter Inlets, has been good this week in 200-400' of water. A handful of sailfish have been around this week, and their numbers should definitely increase with the coming northeast wind. Kitefishing in 150-250' of water with live goggle eyes and blue runners should give everyone a few chances this weekend at some nice dolphin and/or sailfish. Look for the usual signs(rips, color changes, bait, etc) to key in on, and start the drift around these things for best results. A handful of wahoo have been caught this week, and it won't be surprising to hear of a few more being picked off over the weekend. The best action offshore though continue to be the snapper bite along the bottom. Talked to Capt. Howard (http://www.redbeardfishingcharters.com) this morning before his trip. He has had a few really good days this week, and really crushed the mangrove and yellowtail snapper yesterday. Sardines remain a top choice bait wise for getting the snapper to bite.
INSHORE- Snook fishing remains fair around the bridges and seawalls, but it has definitely slowed down. Take some time to seek out the best looking areas and fish slowly and patiently for best results. A Zara Spook walked along seawalls at dawn or dusk is a good bet for explosive topwater action, and a live mullet freelanced along the same seawall will not go unnoticed for too long, Those looking for rod bending fun will be very happy to hear that the jacks haver invaded the Loxahatchee River in good numbers. Ladyfish have also began to take up their winter homes in the usual spots. No spotted seatrout reports yet...but that may change this weekend with the first little front of the year.
SURF/PIER- Not a hugely exciting week along the surf this week; but a few fish have been around. Smaller panfish (croaker, whiting, sand perch) have been biting in the first trough on cut shrimp. The bluefish are biting cut bait best at night. A handful of pompano are being caught on sand fleas; with the best action coming north of Jupiter Inlet. Look for all surf action to improve over the weekend with the slight change in weather.
NOAA Marine Forecast:
FRIDAY...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 9 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND 6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 10 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM. INTRACOASTAL WATERS CHOPPY IN EXPOSED AREAS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
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