OFFSHORE: The fishing was pretty good this week offshore; though the NOAA Forecast for the weekend is not super promising! Sailfish action remains good, with most boats seeing at least a few shots. Look for the best sailfish action to be in 120-200' of water from Palm Beach to Jupiter Inlet. Live goggle eyes under the kite is a safe bet, but trolling small naked ballyhoo will also work for the sails. Good dolphin fishing this week in 200-300' of water; with bonita strips, small ballyhoo, and squid all being good bait choices. Been some nice blackfin tuna, bonita, and skipjack tuna in the same range as the dolphin. The same trolling baits or a small trolling feather will work for the tuna. The full moon also produced a few wahoo bites this week. Inside the 120' ledge bottom fishing remains pretty good. Scattered snapper on the bottom, and some scattered kingfish above them from 65-120' of water.
INSHORE: Snook season is closed, but catch and release fishing remains pretty good. Look for the snook to be around the bridges at night, especially those with deeper water acess close by. Moving water is essential, and outgoing tide tends to produce the most bites. The flats around Munyon Island and Hobe Sound are starting to come alive with a variety of species. Jacks, ladyfish, spotted seatrout, snook, pompano, and the occasional redfish are starting to fill in; and as the water cools a little more we should see even more action.
SURF/PIER: Some of the best surf and pier action of the season went down early this week; and hopefully a little wind this weekend fires everything up again. Lots of bluefish, jacks, spanish mackerel, and even a few kingfish around. Rapala X-Raps and spoons are great lure choices right now. Pompano fishing remains fair, with a decent bite early and late in the day. Sandfleas,, clams, and fishbites remain the baits of choice for the pompano. Lots of fish on the beach right now...go if you can!
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS CHOPPY IN EXPOSED AREAS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SATURDAY...WINDS SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS CHOPPY IN EXPOSED AREAS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
SUNDAY...WINDS SOUTH SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
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