OFFSHORE- Should be a fishy weekend offshore, but it is also going to (at least according to the weather as of now...) be on the bumpier side. Look for Friday and Saturday to be the nicer days, and then Sunday to be on the rougher side. With north winds in the forecast the sailfish action should be good. Look for the best action to be between 150'-300' of water out of both Palm Beach and Jupiter Inlets for the sailfish. Dolphin action should be good in the same areas as well. Kitefishing with live goggle eyes or blue runners should produce some bites from both the sails and dolphin, as will trolling with small naked ballyhoo on monofilament leaders. Bottom fishing has been very good in 80-120' of water, again out of both Palm Beach and Jupiter Inlets. Snapper make up the bulk of the catches, with some nice yellowtail and muttons being caught. Mixed in with the snapper have been some very nice Cobia as well. Sardines and squid remain the top producing baits for bottom fishing.
INSHORE- Snook fishing is still good right now, especially at night around the bridges with deeper channels close by. The snook are switching over from mullet to shrimp, but will not refuse one over the other right now. Throwing a big swimbait or jig will produce bites, as will a DOA or live shrimp. Look for the outgoing tide to be the most productive for the snook. Flats fishing continues to improve with the changing weather. Munyon Island is starting to produce a few spotted seatrout catches, and the Hobe Sound flats are showing signs of live as well. Live shrimp or the Vudu Shrimp are both great choices for fishing the flats right now.
SURF/PIER- The Juno Beach Pier is holding a good number of fish right now; with spanish mackerel, bluefish, and pompano all being caught on almost a daily basis. The same species are being caught up and down the beach as well. The spanish mackerel are still falling for the bobber rig with a clark spoon, gotcha plugs, and crappie jigs. Bluefish are readily striking silver spoons and cutbait fished on the bottom. The pompano are biting goofy jigs on the pier, and sandfleas from the beach the best right now. Jacks have been hanging around Jupiter Inlet, as have a handful of snook still. Plenty of sharks around right now as well.
QUICK NOTE- We will be having some great "Black Friday" and "Small Business Saturday" specials this year. Can't let all of the details out just yet, but you won't want to miss this one. If you've had your eye on any of our custom rods, been thinking about having a rod built, use any of the following lures....DOA, Gator Spoons, Doc's Goofy Jig, X-Raps, Yo-Zuri then stay tuned and check back for more info!