OFFSHORE- Sailfish snapped off good last weekend; and that could very likely happen again this weekend. The sailfish were in 150-250' last week, and a few boats managed to put up double digit release numbers. Live goggle eyes and blue runners are a solid bait choice for the sailfish; but don't pass on taking some mullet offshore as well. Mixed in with the sails were a good number of dolphin, including some good sized gaffers. Small blackfin tuna are still hanging out in 200-300' of water in good numbers; with small trolling feathers being the ticket for them. Snapper fishing remains very good in 80-100' of water from the Juno Beach Pier to Jupiter Inlet. Mixed in with the snapper have been a good number of cobia as well.
INSHORE- Snook fishing remains very good inshore, though last weeks front did slow them down a bit. Look for the snook to bite good at night around the bridges on outgoing tide. During the day look for the snook to be laid up under boat docks. Areas with dark mud bottoms are especially popular with snook right now. The jacks are still roaming the ICW in fair numbers, along with a few resident tarpon. The Hobe Sound flats continue to produce a nice mixed bag of species; and each front should help improve the action.
SURF/PIER- Surf action remains good this week, with a pretty good assortment of fish around. Bluefish and smaller jacks have been up and down the beach in very good numbers. Noisy topwater plugs, heavuy silver spoons, and diamond jigs have all been working very well for the bluefish and jacks. Lowlight periods of the day will be tops for all around action. The Juno Beach Pier has had solid action on some very large mackerel this week. The bobber rig with a clark spoon or a Rapala X-Rap have been doing a nice job on the Macs. Pompano action remains good as well, just takes some time to find the keepers with a lot of smaller fish mixed in. The Blacktip sharks are starting to show up in fair numbers, providing a lot of good light tackle fun for those willing to track them down.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER-
FRIDAY...South winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
SATURDAY...West northwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming north northeast 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Period 10 seconds becoming 4 seconds in the afternoon. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms, mainly in the morning. .
SUNDAY...East southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms.
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