OFFSHORE- Dolphin fishing has remained very good this week, with nice dolphin catches coming between 200-300' of water out of both Jupiter and Palm Beach Inlets. The dolphin have been found mainly in small packs of fish along current rips, weed lines, or areas holding lots of bait. Trolling small ballyhoo, bonita strips and squid have all been productive on the dolphin. The first good cold front of the season will make for challenging conditions this week(not a small boat kinda weekend), but it will no doubt get the sailfish fired up. Don't be surprised to see boats with double digit release numbers this weekend. Live baits (goggle eyes and blue runners) under the kite will be to choices for the sails. Look for the usual sailfish depths (120-250') to be a solid area to start. Scattered reports of stray kingfish are coming in from those drifting live baits for the sails and trolling for the dolphin. No bottom reports to speak of, and this weekend does not look like the kind of weather conducive to bottom fishing anyways!
INSHORE- Looks like it'll be a bit on the breezy side for any open areas inshore this weekend, but the change in weather should help improve the inshore fishing. Look for the Hobe Sound Flats and Munyon Island areas to liven up a little bit. In addition to the assorted jacks, ladyfish, and bluefish; expect a few spotted seatrout, stray redfish, and occasional pompano to begin to move into their "winter" hangouts. Sheepshead action has been good around Jupiter area bridges. Snook season is closed,but catch and release action remains good. Look for the snook to really pop the live shrimp around area bridges this weekend. Look for the outgoing tide at night to be primetime!
SURF/PIER- Pompano have been biting...and so have the sharks! Be sure to crank fast n any pompano, because the sharks are not far behind! Sandfleas, clams, and fishbites remain the top bait choices for the pompano. Scattered bluefish action still early in the morning and then again late in the afternoon. Spanish mackerel have been scattered along the beach, and are also starting to pack in nicely at Peck's Lake. Small spoons and jigs remain the lures of choice for the mackerel. If you need some extra casting distance from the beach stop by the shop and ask for a "bobber rig". Jupiter Inlet has been holding lots of jacks, and also a nice scattering of redfish! A live finger mullet on a bottom rig is top choice for the reds.
NOAA MARINE FORECAST-
FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN NUMEROUS SHOWERS WITH ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET BUILDING TO 8 TO 10 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 13 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS... MAINLY IN THE EVENING. .SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 13 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS ROUGH IN EXPOSED AREAS.
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