Hope Everyone had a very Merry Christmas!
Weekly Fishing Report Below...Store Hours for New Years Eve/New Years Day are still up in the air at this point:
will post them shortly
OFFSHORE- Poor conditions offshore have had reports almost non-existent. The die-hard sailfish guys are getting out, and finding a few fish around. Most boats (which again isn't a whole bunch) are getting at least a handful of chances, with some boats getting five plus looks at the sails. Another good cold front should really be the trigger for the sailfish to show up for us. Historically, a hard late December or early January cold front really sets the sailfish season off for the local area. Mixed in with the sailfish should be a handful of big hungry dolphin; as well as a scattering of kingfish. No bottom fishing reports to speak of due to the weather, hopeful that we see a break in the weather coming up and that begins to change.
INSHORE- Inshore bite has been pretty good as of late. Catch and release snook fishing remains pretty solid with warmer outside temps overall. The snook are feeding around docklights at nights and laid up around seawalls and under boat docks during the day. The snook are also biting well around the bridges at night, especially on the shrimp jig (we have been hard at work trying to keep the shrimp jig bins full...pretty solid selection as of right now). Sheepshead are biting around area bridges on shrimp and sandfleas, along with a few black drum as well. The Hobe Sound flats have had some live around, with a good mixture of ladyfish, jacks, snook, and few pompano around. Also been a scattering of pompano being caught in the Loxahatchee River as well.
SURF/PIER- Conditions overall have had surf fishing pretty tough for the most part the past week. A handful of pompano are being caught by those fishing through the nasty stuff, but it is tough overall. The Juno Beach Pier has had a fair number of Spanish Mackerel around, as well as a few bluefish. Bluefish action overall is off this season, so hopefully a few cold fronts will push some more this way. Pompano action should improve with calming conditions coming up. Spanish Mackerel action has steadily improved at Peck's Lake, but dirty water had them put off over the past week or so.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...East southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet with occasional seas to 9 feet. Period 6 seconds. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed areas. Chance of showers.
SATURDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots along the coast to southeast 15 to 25 knots in the Gulf Stream. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas to 8 feet. Intracoastal waters rough in exposed areas. Chance of showers.
SUNDAY...South southeast winds 10 to 15 knots along the coast to south southeast 15 to 20 knots in the Gulf Stream. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Slight chance of showers in the morning.
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