OFFSHORE- Dolphin fishing remains very good for those that can make it out. Best dolphin bite seems to be going on in 150-300' of water from Jupiter to Palm Beach Inlet. Trolling small naked ballyhoo and skirted bonita strips or squid is a good bet for the dolphin. Live goggle eyes and blue runners fished under the kite are also a very good method for the dolphin, especially the bigger fish. Obviously the kite baits will also be very attractive to any sailfish in the same areas. Sailfish action has been a bit spotty at best, but should improve with each passing cold front. Look for the sailfish in the same 120-300' range as the dolphin; especially along well defined current rips, color changes, and areas holding large amounts of bait. Kingfish, and a wahoo or two, remain scattered up and down the 120' ledge. Bottom fishing reports remain a bit slow, largely due to less than ideal weather conditions. Still a handful of cobia mixed in with the usual bottom fishing species.
INSHORE- Wintertime inshore action in the ICW and Loxahatchee river has started to improve. Black drum, sheepshead, and a few redfish are starting to hold around boat docks, bridges, and seawalls in better numbers. Live shrimp is the bait of choice, and they can be presented well on a jighead (The yellowtail candy jighead works well for this). Takes a little searching to find the best numbers of these guys, so don't be afraid to bounce around a bit looking for them. Generally speaking, they will be grouped up in fair size schools. Snook season closes December 15th, so only a couple more days to try and find one. The bridges at night remain a top choice for getting a snook bite or two, especially on outgoing tide.
SURF/PIER- Surf fishing action remains very good. Bluefish, jacks, and sharks are making up a bulk of the action along the beach. Large topwater popping plugs, GT Ice Cream lures, and diamond jigs are all great lure choices, especially during lowlight periods of the day. Sharks are biting chunks of fresh bait very well at night. Pompano action has been a bit spotty, but good reports north of Jupiter Inlet continue to come in. Sandfleas, clams, and fishbites remain the baits of choice for the pompano. Spanish Mackerel action has really started to get going at Peck's Lake.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER-
FRIDAY...South southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet. Period 5 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. A chance of showers in the morning. A slight chance of thunderstorms. A slight chance of showers.
SATURDAY...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Showers and thunderstorms likely.
SUNDAY...Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet along the coast and 2 to 4 feet with occasional to 5 feet in the Gulf Stream. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A chance of showers.
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