OFFSHORE: Pretty solid week of offshore fishing this week. The sailfish have been biting pretty good, with most boats up and down the line getting at least a few shots; and a few boats getting double digit chances. Live goggle eyes or blue runners are the way to go for the sailfish. Some nice dolphin mixed in with the sailfish. Pretty standard wintertime dolphin pattern...not going to find huge schools of them, but the ones you do find will need a gaff. Still some big kingfish hanging around as well. The kingfish won't be stacked in huge numbers either, but again; the ones around have been pretty big. Bottom fishing remains strong for this time of year.
INSHORE: Snook fishing remains pretty good. The bridges will continue to produce best at night, especially on an outgoing tide. Shrimp remains the bait of choice for the snook, but throwing a jig or large swim bait could also excite a strike from a lurking slob. Overall the snook are not terribly aggressive this time of year, so try and keep your presentation on the slower side for best results. The flats around JD MaCarthur State Park continue to produce mixed bag action. Some snook, trout, sheepshead, ladyfish, and jacks around the flats to keep things interesting.
SURF/PIER: The big news this week was the arrival of a good number of blacktop and spinner sharks from Jupiter to Singer Island. The sharks have been a bit spooky, so target them in lowlight conditions for best results. Large topwater plugs, large swimming plugs, or fresh cut bait is a good way to go for the sharks. Pompano fishing has been spotty. Spanish mackerel and bluefish remain scattered up and down the line.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. PERIOD 6 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS LIGHT CHOP.
SATURDAY...SOUTH SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
SUNDAY...WEST SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE EVENING. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
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