OFFSHORE- Rough choppy weather for the first part of the week has kept most people at the dock. Those making it out are finding a handful of sailfish around. No huge numbers of sails, but most boats are getting at least a few chances a day. Good mixed bag action is filling in the time when the sails aren't biting. Decent number of dolphin around right now. Look for the sailfish and dolphin to be in 150-300' of water up and down the line. Live goggle eyes and blue runners under the kite are great choice for the sails and dolphin, while trolling small naked ballyhoo will also do the trick. Kingfish action has been improving weekly. The kingfish have been ranging in size from just legal to forty pounds and have been hanging around in 100-120' of water. A few cobia reports trickling in from the same area as the kings. Sardines remain a top choice for both. Bottom fishing remains very good as well right now. Nice assortment of snapper and other assorted species hanging out on the bottom right now.
INSHORE- Snook fishing has been good with the above average warm weather. Look for the snook to be locked in along seawalls and under boat docks. Springtime push of mullet moving north is going on, so don't be afraid to chunk the big baits right now. Area bridges are producing a good number of snook at night, especially on the outgoing tide. Flair hawk jigs and big swimbaits are a great lure choice right now. In with the snook have been a good number of jacks, including some real bruisers! Live mullet and loud noisy topwater are great choices for the bihg jacks cruising around. Tarpon are around Palm Beach Inlet in good numbers right now. A large live shrimp is a great choice for the tarpon.
SURF/PIER- A little slower on the beach this week, but still some decent fishing. Pompano are around in fair numbers. Sandfleas, clams, and fishbones have been the top baits for the pompano. The Juno Beach Pier has been seeing a few mackerel and some jacks. Croakers are around the pier and seem to be biting live shrimp the best. Fair number of spinner sharks hanging around the Juno Beach Pier/Juno Beach area if that's your thing. Fresh cut bait is a great choice for the spinners, as are large popping plugs.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER-
FRIDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots along the coast to east 15 to 20 knots in the Gulf Stream. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet. Period 5 seconds. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed areas. A chance of showers in the morning. A slight chance of showers in the afternoon.
SATURDAY...East southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Period 5 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. A chance of showers in the morning...then a slight chance of showers in the afternoon.
SUNDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots along the coast to southeast 10 to 15 knots in the Gulf Stream. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. A chance of showers.
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