Let's start with marine weather this week...
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. ALONG THE COAST... SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET. IN THE GULF STREAM...SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 9 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. INTRACOASTAL WATERS CHOPPY IN EXPOSED AREAS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS ALONG THE COAST TO NORTHEAST 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE GULF STREAM. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 9 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS CHOPPY IN EXPOSED AREAS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
OK...after we stop hitting our heads against the wall let's talk a little about the fishing...
If your schedule doesn't accommodate a Friday trip offshore...beg, plead, borrow, or lie your way into it! Friday looks fishable, and after that the weather definitely takes a turn against us. Offshore reports have been all but non existent again this week. The few boats that have made it offshore have been finding a fairly good dolphin bite. Conditions will also be right for a good sailfish bite. Shouldn't be any reason for a trip way offshore, conditions are lining up for the action to go off in 100-300' of water.
Snook fishing remains pretty good inshore, and a nice little late push of mullet has kept them fairly fired up on the big baits. The bridges are producing a fair amount of bites at night, while seawalls are a good area to look during the day. Lob those big mullet up along the docks and be prepared to cover some water. If they don't bite right away, go ahead and plug along to the next seawall. The flats around Munyon Island are beginning to hold some more fish. Jacks will make up the bulk of the action, with some snook, tarpon, trout, and maybe even a redfish mixed in. Also been some very large sand perch and a few sheepshead in the ICW.
The water cleared up a little along the beach late this week and the fish responded in a big way. Pompano fishing has improved drastically, and some good size fish are being caught. Sandfleas, clams, and fish bites are the bait of choice for the pompano. Lots of small jacks around the pier and Jupiter inlet. Gotcha plugs, small diamond jigs, and small spoons are the bait of choice for the jacks. The same lures will also work for the scattered bluefish and Spanish Mackerel that are around. If the water doesn't get to dirty this weekend it should be some good surf fishing.
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