INSHORE- Snook season opens on Monday, but don’t expect it to go off based on the weather report. Strong cold front will have them slowed down pretty good for sure. Shrimp jig at night around the bridges is going to be a good bet for the snook. Fish it low and slow for best results, and be prepared to work for the bites. Other inshore action was spotty this week. Some good sheepshead and black drum reports. The Hobe Sound Flats have had a nice mixed bag of species hanging around. Ladyfish, small jacks, pompano, trout, and small snook have all been on the flats between mile marker 40-44. Some pretty good reports on pompano coming out of the Sailfish Flats in Stuart. Bright colored Doc’s Goofy Jigs (3/8oz Orange, Pink, Char) will be the best bet for the pompano up that way.
SURF/PIER- Pompano reports were hit or miss this week. Definitely wasn’t as good on the pompano this week as last week. Spanish Mackerel remain scattered up and down the beach in pretty good numbers. A small diamond jig or flashy style spoon is a solid choice for the Macs. The Spanish Mackerel have filled into Peck’s Lake in good numbers over the past week. The Juno Beach Pier has had a pretty good week. Spanish Mackerel have been biting good, a fair number of bluefish mixed in, a scattering of pompano, and a good number of croakers and whiting as well. Conditions don’t look great for the weekend, but if the water doesn’t end up too muddy the fish could bite pretty good.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...North northeast winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts to
around 20 knots. Seas 7 to 9 feet with occasional seas to
11 feet. Period 9 seconds. North northeast swell 3 feet in the
SATURDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around
20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas to 8 feet. North
northeast swell 3 feet.
SUNDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around
20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet.
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