OFFSHORE- Sailfish action was a bit slower this week, and the forecast at the time of writing doesn't look like it will improve that much. Will no doubt be some sailfish around, but most likely not a big number weekend (Although...who really knows with the way this sailfish season has went!) Dolphin fishing remains fair to good in 200-350' of water. Trolling ballyhoo, bonita strips and squid should all work for the dolphin. Blackfin tuna remain mixed in with the dolphin as well. Kingfish, including some big smokers, have been scattered from Lost Tree to the Juno Beach Pier; mainly along the 120' ledge. Bottom fishing has been pretty solid the past week, especially up to the north. The Loran Tower has been producing some nice mutton snapper catches. Yellowtail snapper around in good numbers as well. A few cobia reports still coming in from the bottom as well. Sardines remain the top bait choice.
INSHORE- Getting closer to snook season...time to go do some scout work. Snook fishing should improve with warming temps. The shrimp jig bite has been very good at night around the bridges. During the day the snook are laid up along seawalls with dark mud bottoms. Wintertime inshore action remains pretty solid right now overall. A good number of sheepshead around, along with some black drum. The Munyon Island and Hobe Sound Flats have both had a few spotted seatrout and the occasional redfish. A gold spoon or some live shrimp is a solid choice for them. A few pompano reports inshore, but no good numbers really to speak of.
SURF/PIER- This week saw some good pompano catches along the beach in Juno/Jupiter. The trick has been finding the right water, and try to fish the last of the incoming/first of the outgoing tide for best luck. Sandfleas, clams, and FishBites will all be good bait choices for the pompano. Spanish Mackerel action has also been very good this week. A small flashy jig (with some weight to it is a great choice from the beach) and a crappie jig is the best bet when fishing from the Pier. A scattering of bluefish around, but best action on them remains up to the north. Looks like it should be a great weekend to me surf fishing...go give them a shot!
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
SATURDAY...North northwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Period 3 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
SUNDAY...East southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
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