OFFSHORE- Saturday is looking like a fair day for a trip offshore at this point. The sailfish bite has not totally fired off; but those fishing from the Juno Beach Pier to the Loran Tower with live baits under the kite are seeing a few fish. Sailfish action has began to improve up the line (well north of St. Luice Inlet) for the guys trolling dredges and dink ballyhoo; another solid front or two should get those spindlenbeaks pointed south! Mixed in with the sailfish have been a few decent dolphin. Best dolphin action from Palm Beach to Jupiter Inlet remains in 200-300' of water. Live baits will work on the dolphin, as will trolling small ballyhoo and bonita strips. A few big kingfish have been caught on top of the 120' ledge out of Jupiter Inlet. Slow trolling live goggle eyes has been the trick for getting the big king bites. Still some good snapper reports trickling in. Drifting with sardines will produce some mutton snapper and the occasional cobia; while a chicken rig and squid should keep the rods bent with assorted bottom fish.
INSHORE- Starting to hear some better reports inshore; but in general fishing remains slow. The MacArthur State Park/Munyan Island flats are producing a very slow pick of spotted seatrout. Live shrimp under a cork will be the best bet for the trout; though be prepared to work, as the bites are few and far between. Catch and release snook fishing has slowed a little (mainly due to funky water around the bridges), but hose putting the time in are getting a few bites. The Loxahatchee River has had a pretty good number of jacks in it for those looking to keep the rod bent. Sheepshead and black drum are biting around area bridges. Try fishing at night for best luck.
SURF/PIER- Tough fishing continued along the beach this week. The Juno Beach Pier has been catching some whiting and croaker in the first trough on wall pieces of fresh shrimp. Pompano action remains very scattered up and down the beach. Scattered spanish mackerel up and down the beach, but not in great numbers to speak of. Sharks are around in fair numbers. Overall tough fishing along the beach these days.
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NOAA Marine Forecast:
FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 35 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 9 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING. SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE DAY. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
SATURDAY...WEST NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN THE EVENING. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON. 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.
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