OFFSHORE: Less than ideal conditions, strange weather patterns, and ever changing weather kept most boats at the dock this week. A few big guys poked out and found a few sailfish in the usual areas. Not the numbers you'd really expect, but this next passing front could fire up a good group of fish. Some nice size dolphin mixed in with the sails. No real reason to head out deep; best action remains inside of 300' for both the sailfish and the dolphin. Still a scattering of kingfish hanging around in 100-120' of water. No huge numbers of kings, but enough that drifting sardines on a knocker rig should produce a few bites. Not a lot of bottom reports this week. Should start to hear about more cobra offshore, but it hasn't happened yet.
INSHORE: Tough inshore fishing overall this week. Snook season is almost here...the reports on them should increase over the next few weeks. The Loxahatchee River and northern ICW have been holding a fair number of jacks, a few snook, and a scattering of pompano. Still a few spotted seatrout and redfish around as well. Live shrimp is a great bait choice inshore right now. A goofy jig bounced along the bottom is also a good choice for mixed bag action. Tip the goofy jig with a small piece of FishBites for even more fish catching potential. Low light periods of the day remain the best bet. Look for the fish to bite best with moving water as well.
SURF/PIER: Pompano fishing remains hit or miss, with a few good catches coming in this week. Sandfeas, clams, and FishBites are the baits of choice for the pompano. Some good pompano reports north of Jupiter Inlet, with a few coming in along Juno Beach as well. Spanish Mackerel action is day to day at Peck's Lake. Spinner sharks are beginning to show in fair numbers along Singer Island. A few scattered reports of some snook along the beach and passing schools of tarpon. Good numbers of croakers in the trough on small pieces of shrimp.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...ALONG THE COAST, NORTH NORTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. IN THE GULF STREAM, NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
SATURDAY...NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SUNDAY...ALONG THE COAST, NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST NORTHWEST AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. IN THE GULF STREAM, WEST NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
Thanks For Reading,