OFFSHORE- No real reports from the weekend due to poor weather and wind; and not looking like much of a weekend for a trip offshore. The few people that have managed to sneak out are finding a fair number of sailfish around. The sailfish have been in the usual 150-250' of water, with the Juno Beach Pier to Jupiter Inlet being a great stretch to start the search for the sailfish. Goggle eyes or blue runners under the kite are a sure fire bet for the sailfish. It's getting into the time of year where the bigger dolphin should start to mix in with the sailfish. Kingfish remain scattered along the 120' ledge, with a wahoo or two in the mix as well.
INSHORE- Snook fishing has been pretty good this week inshore. The last of the mullet are rolling through, and the snook have been taking advantage of the end of season buffet. Look for the spillways to be open this weekend, and the snook should be around. Flairhawks and SpoolTek swimbaits will be a great choice at the spillways. Some of the snook have also started to switch to the winter time pattern...in other words get your shrimp jigs ready for the bridge. Lots of nice fresh poured shrimp jigs in-stock at the moment; get them while the pickings are good. Other inshore fishing has began to pick up. Slight drops in air/water temps have the fish moving around better on the flats. Won't be long before the sheepshead and black drum will be showing up in pretty good numbers inshore.
SURF/PIER- Looks like a blowout this weekend on the surf/pier side of things this weekend. The water had been holding out and looking pretty good this week, but over the last few days has went muddy and pretty much shut down everything. Bluefish action has been pretty good overall, although that shut down over the past few days. Needs to calm back down a little before we see any real change in the surf fishing.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...East northeast winds 15 to 20 knots with gusts to around 25 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet. Period 6 seconds. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed areas. Light showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms. .
SATURDAY...East winds around 20 knots with gusts to around 30 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas to 8 feet. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed areas. Showers and chance of thunderstorms.
SUNDAY...East winds 20 to 30 knots with gusts to around 40 knots. Seas 7 to 9 feet with occasional seas to 11 feet. Intracoastal waters very rough in exposed areas. Showers and chance of thunderstorms.
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