OFFSHORE- Sailfish action remains fair, with some decent numbers coming in if you land on the right little pack of fish. Sails remain scattered up and down the line; with the trollers catching them up to the north, and the live baiters picking away at them from the Juno Beach Pier down to the Lake Worth Pier. Best depth has been fairly steady in the 120-200' range for the most part. A handful of good dolphin reports coming in this week. Best depth on the dolphin has been in the 300-500' range. Not big numbers of dolphin around; but good size overall on those that are. Expect a few wahoo to be around on the new moon this weekend. Wahoo bite will likely be better down to the south, but a few should be scattered along the drop in Juno/Jupiter as well. Bottom fishing remains pretty good; with a mix bag of snapper in the mix, along with a cobia or two as well. Sardines and squid will be the best bait choice for the bottom. Out deep the swordfish bite remains solid, with some good size fish in the mix!
INSHORE- Sheepshead reports remain pretty good inshore right now. Live shrimp is a reliable bait choice for the sheepshead. Palm Beach Inlet has been holding a decent number, as have area bridges and boat docks as well. Dock and bridge pilings with lots of growth (Barnacles in particular) on them are a great spot to start looking for the sheepshead. The Munyan Island flats are holding a fair number of jacks, along with a stray pompano or two. Catch and release snook fishing began to improve later in the week with warming weather. Snook season is just around the corner...time to start looking around for them!
SURF/PIER- Good pompano fishing early in the week when the swell was up. The Juno Beach Pier had a pretty good number of pomps caught; with most coming on bright colored Doc's Goofy Jigs and a few on bait. A fair number of bluefish and jacks around early in the week as well with the swell. Calmer conditions and south winds later in the week did slow things back down. Conditions do look good for the fish to bite along the beach and at the pier on Saturday (At least in theory!). Spanish Mackerel action slowed way down at Peck's Lake with dirty cold water pushing in. Shark action along the beach improved a bit this week. Fresh chunks of bait at night are the way to go for the sharks.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRI...S SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 foot. Period 3 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
SAT...E NE winds 5 to 10 kt becoming E in the afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 ft. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
SUN...S winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to around 25 kt. Seas around 3 ft. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop.
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