OFFSHORE- Well...November rolled in, in regular November looking fashion (see weather report below....Sunday sure looks like a nice day to go!). Not going to be much of a weekend for a trip offshore. Leading up to the weekend the fishing has been pretty good. Still a fair number of dolphin around, along with improving numbers of sailfish. Blackfin tuna have also been showing in good numbers. Solid bottom fishing this week, with good mutton and yellowtail reports coming in. Again though...see weather below...that's largely irrelevant this weekend.
INSHORE- Good snook fishing inshore right now. Still a fair amount of mullet around and the snook are still locked in on them. It won't be long before they make the winter switch over to shrimp (and the shrimp jig!!!!), but for now they are still biting the big stuff good. Swimbaits and Flair Hawk jig bite has been very good at the bridges at night. Outgoing tide has been best, but don't rule out incoming tide (especially if the water is on the dirty side). The spillways have also been producing a decent number of snook. Enough rain in the forecast that we could see them open over the weekend.
SURF/PIER- Surf fishing has been very good as of late, but there weather isn't looking so good for that this week. Pompano fishing has been very good. Numbers are way up, unfortunately most of them are on the smaller side. A few keepers in the mix though. Bluefish are starting to show up in better numbers. They for the most part are more than willing to grab a topwater popper or silver spoon. Cutbait (sardines or mullet) will also get the bluefish's attention in a hurry.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...East southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet. Period 8 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Showers and chance of thunderstorms.
SATURDAY...West northwest winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 25 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet along the coast and 5 to 7 feet with occasional to 9 feet in the Gulf Stream. Period 8 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Showers likely in the morning. Chance of thunderstorms through the day. Chance of showers in the afternoon.
SUNDAY...North northwest winds 15 to 20 knots with gusts to around 30 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet with occasional seas to 9 feet along the coast and 11 to 13 feet with occasional to 17 feet in the Gulf Stream. North swell 4 to 9 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Chance of showers.
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