INSHORE: Snook fishing remains pretty good for the guys putting the time in to really work them. With colder water temps the snook aren't going to feed all the time or over aggressively, so working with the tide and proper bait presentation is crucial. This time of year smaller snook are going to key in on shrimp; or bigger fish will be looking to eat a big bait once and not eat again for a few days. Deeper water bridges or dark mud flat bottoms will remain the best areas to look for snook right now. The sheepshead have been biting pretty good in Lake Worth/Palm Beach Inlet. Live shrimp on a bottom rig or small jig is a good bet in the inlet right now. In addition to the sheepshead; jacks, assorted snapper, and other various bottom species are all possible on shrimp right now. The Hobe Sound flats are holding a mixed bag of species still. Jacks and ladyfish will provide a bulk of the action, while a redfish or snook will sneak in the mix from time to time. Good mixture of stuff around inshore right now...just have to go look for it.
SURF/PIER: Pompano fishing has been good this week from the Juno Beach Pier up to Blowing Rocks Park on Jupiter Island. Sandfleas, clams, and fishbites remain the bait of choice for the pompano. Best bite has been early in the morning and then again late in the afternoon. Bluefish are biting chunks of bait and large silver spoons early and late in the morning as well. Sharks are all over the place right now, and provide great light tackle fun for anyone looking to pull on something a little bit bigger. A fresh chunk of bait (ladyfish, jack, bluefish, etc.) is the best bet to entice a quick bite out of the sharks right now.
NOAA Marine Weather:
FRIDAY...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 9 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS CHOPPY IN EXPOSED AREAS.
SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
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