OFFSHORE- Dolphin bite has been on fire the last few days. Good dolphin reports coming out of both Palm Beach(Lake Worth) and Jupiter Inlets, with 150-300' of water producing good numbers of fish. Most of the fish are in the 5-10lb range, but a few true gaffers are in the mix as well. Trolling ballyhoo or drifting livebaits should both produce bites from the dolphin. Sailfish are also mixed in with the dolphin in fair numbers. Boats targeting the sails are seeing at least a few fish a day, with some getting five or six shots. In on the 120' ledge and shallower the cobia are around in fair numbers. A lot of the cobes are on the small side, but there are also some really nice cobia in the mix as well. Snapper fishing remains very good, with some very nice muttons being caught out of Jupiter Inlet. Sardines remain the top bait for enticing a big fat mutton to bite.
INSHORE- Snook action is still good for those putting the time in. A lot of the snook are pulling back into their more traditional "winter" homes. Look for the snook to be further up the Intracoastal and Loxahatchee river. It is transition time for the snook diet wise. Look for the snook to move away from the bigger baits and more readily attack shrimp and smaller baits. Lots of jacks along the seawalls inshore right now to bend a rod. Action around Munyon Island slowed just a bit this week.
SURF/PIER- Pompano fishing picked up in the last couple of days, with some good catches coming from the Juno Bech Pier and surrounding beaches. Look for the Goofy Jig to produce well from the pier and sandfleas to be the best bet from the beach. Spanish Mackerel have been scattered up and down the beach, and willing to bite small spoons and gotcha lures very well. Lots of sharks and jacks cruising the beach for those looking for something bigger to pull on!
SHOP UPDATE- Still plugging away at our "Black Friday" and "Small Business Saturday" specials. Lots of goods stuff in the works, so keep us in mind for some of your holiday shopping (or just for your own restocking!)
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