OFFSHORE- The weather looks good for a trip offshore this weekend. It's been a bit of a funky week offshore, with some big weather swings and some assorted species being caught. Sailfish action has been fair and this mild front could push a few fish from up the line down this way. Still seems like a bulk of the sailfish are up north and we should still see a good push of fish. Look for the sailfish to be in 120-250' of water from the Palm Beach Inlet up to the Loran Tower. Live goggle eyes and blue runners will be the baits of choice, as usual for the sails. Scattered reports of dolphin, with some being pretty good size, coming in from 200-400' of water. The same livebaits for sailfish will work; as will trolling ballyhoo, squid, and bonita strips. Decent number of kingfish scattered up and down the 120' ledge, with a lot of the fish being good size. Cobia are beginning to hang out in fair numbers with the sharks in 100-150' of water. Snapper fishing reports have been fairly good when conditions allow. Sardines remain the bait of choice for the cobia and snapper.
INSHORE- Snook fishing has been pretty good this week, especially at night around the bridges. FlairHawk Jigs are a solid lure choice right now, especially on outgoing tide. Docklights in the ICW are also holding a good number of snook, but most of the fish are on the smaller size. Live shrimp are a solid choice for the snook when fishing around docklights. The sheepshead are in Palm Beach Inlet in fair numbers right now, and biting live shimp. Hobe Sound Flats are still producing a nice assortment of fish. Live shrimp, Vudu Shrimp, and Doc's Goofy Jigs have all been good choices in Hobe Sound. No reports to speak of from Munyan Island, but the time is right for some fish to be around...could/should be worth checking out!
SURF/PIER- The Juno Beach Pier continues to produce a few kingfish almost every morning on X-Raps or trolley rigs. Scattered Spanish Mackerel are also mixed in at the pier. Pompano action has been fair this week, and conditions look right for them to bite this weekend. Doc's Goofy Jig remains the lure of choice for the pomps on the pier; while sandfleas, clams, and fishbites will be the top producers from the beach. Blacktip/Spinner Sharks are around in good numbers for those looking for something bigger to pull on. The sharks will bite loud noisy topwater plugs a lot of times early in the morning, and are wrecking pieces of fresh bait at night. Lots of fun from the beach if you've never caught them before!
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...East northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Period 6 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
SATURDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
SUNDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
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