OFFSHORE- Well...pretty hard to write a offshore fishing report with this weekend's marine forecast. This week has seen some decent action offshore. Sailfish action remains pretty good in 150-200' of water from the Juno Beach Pier to Jupiter Inlet. Live goggle eyes and blue runners remain the bait of choice for the sails. Those willing to brave it (or fishing in the Sailfish Challenge) may find a pretty awesome sailfish bite going on this weekend. Scattered dolphin around this week, but no big numbers. Kingfish remain scattered along the 120' ledge, along with a wahoo or two. Won't be much of a weekend for it, but snapper fishing remains good on the bottom. A few cobia remain in the mix with the bottom fish. Sardines remain the bait of choice on the bottom.
INSHORE- Looks like the spring mullet run is kicking off inshore. The spring mullet run is a little tougher to pattern than the fall run, and it is more big mullet...but the action that goes along with it is fantastic. Snook fishing has been very good in the Loxahatchee River. Alive mullet fished along a seawall or under a bot dock is not going to go unnoticed for long. Look for likely ambush points, docks with current flow, and access to deeper water as key ingredients to finding the snook. Been some big jacks cruising around as well; also very willing to smash a live mullet. The bridges are holding snook in good numbers at night, and that will continue to improve as the weather warms. With the spring mullet around now is a good time to throw the bigger jigs and swimbaits. The snook will still bite the shrimp and shrimp jigs, but the bigger baits will not go unnoticed these days. Farther up the Loxahatchee River the juvenile tarpon have been active early in the morning and late in the afternoon. Jacks and a few snook are making up a bulk of the action around Munyan Island as well these days.
SURF/PIER- Gonna be a tough weekend for surf fishing based on the forecast (See below). This week saw fairly mixed reports from the beach and pier. A few pompano were around north of Jupiter Inlet, but no big numbers anywhere to speak of. Scattering of bluefish around, along with a few jacks. The Juno Beach Pier has had a few Spanish Mackerel around. Spanish Mackerel action has been good overall at Peck's Lake; but this weekend doesn't look very favorable for trying them. Blacktip and Spinner Sharks have been around in good numbers...but not going to be a great weekend for targeting them.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...Along the coast, north northwest winds 10 to 20 knots becoming 20 to 25 knots, Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet building to 5 to 7 feet with occasional seas to 9 feet. Gusts up to 35 knots along the coast. In the Gulf Stream, north northwest winds 15 to 25 knots with gusts to around 40 knots, Seas 6 to 8 feet with occasional seas to 10 feet building to 9 to 11 feet with occasional seas to 14 feet. Period 6 seconds. North swell 3 to 4 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Chance of showers in the morning, then showers likely.
SATURDAY...Northeast winds 20 to 25 knots with gusts to around 30 knots. Seas 9 to 11 feet with occasional seas to 14 feet along the coast and 12 to 14 feet with occasional to 18 feet in the Gulf Stream. North swell 4 to 9 feet. Intracoastal waters rough in exposed areas. Chance of showers.
SUNDAY...East winds 15 to 20 knots with gusts to around 25 knots. Seas 6 to 8 feet with occasional seas to 10 feet. Northeast swell 3 to 5 feet becoming 4 feet. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed areas.
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