OFFSHORE- This week saw some of the best sailfish action of the season from Palm Beach to Jupiter Inlet with many boats getting double digit chances. Live goggle eyes fished under the kite in 150-200' of water shouldn't go unnoticed too long by a hungry sailfish. It'll be a little sporty offshore this weekend, but the sailfish should remain pretty fired up. Mixed in with the sailfish have been a decent number of nice size blackfin tuna. The blackfin have been willing to bite the same baits intended for sailfish. A few dolphin around the past few days in the same area. Haven't heard of much out deeper; but not much reason to head offshore with all the action being inside of 250'. Kingfish are scattered along the 120' ledge in fair numbers. Snapper action remains very good in 60-90' of water from the Juno Beach Pier to Jupiter Inlet. Mixed in with the snapper have been a handful of cobia. Overall pretty good fishing offshore...just gotta pick the days to go with the crazy weather swings we've been having.
INSHORE- Snook fishing has been very good this week with spring (damn near summer) like weather. Good numbers of snook stacking up around docklights and local bridges at night; and hanging along seawalls and boat docks during the day. Live shrimp, DOA Shrimp, and custom shrimp jigs remain a solid choice for the snook. Been some spring run mullet showing up as well, so don't be afraid to break out the bigger baits as well. Surprising number of mangrove snapper around inshore this week, along with some good numbers of sheepshead.
SURF/PIER- Pompano action was a bit better this week, though most of the fish remain north of us still. A better bite from the bluefish as well, but still better up to the north. The Juno Beach Pier has had a fair number of Spanish Macs around, with a crappie jig being the lure of choice for them. The big news from the surf this week has been the spinner sharks. Lots of them around now, and a lot of fun on light tackle. The sharks can be caught on topwaters early and late in the day, and are biting chunks of fresh bait at night very well. Not the greatest looking forecast for the weekend
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...South southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northwest. Seas around 2 feet. Period 5 seconds increasing to 10 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Chance of showers .
SATURDAY...East northeast winds 15 to 20 knots with gusts to around 25 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet along the coast and 6 to 8 feet with occasional to 10 feet in the Gulf Stream. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed areas. Chance of showers.
SUNDAY...East southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Along the coast, seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas to 8 feet. In the Gulf Stream, seas 6 to 8 feet with occasional seas to 10 feet subsiding to 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas to 8 feet. North northeast swell around 3 feet in the morning. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Chance of showers.
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