OFFSHORE- Pretty slow week offshore for the most part. Sailfish action continues along at a slow pick, and based on weather forecast it doesn't look like that will change drastically either this weekend. Strong southeast wind could help push up a nice dolphin bite though. When conditions get like this its hard to say exactly where the best spot will be for the dolphin, but 200-400' of water is generally a good depth range to start the search. Trolling bonita strips, squid, and ballyhoo is a good choice for the dolphin. Kingfish action remains scattered along the 120' ledge. Snapper fishing remains good along the bottom, with sardines the top bait choice.
INSHORE- Snook fishing continues to improve with warming air and water temps. About time to start seeing some springtime mullet roll through, although no reports yet to speak of yet on them. The springtime mullet will really fire the snook up, and also bring the big jacks inshore. Other inshore action remains a bit slow. A scattering of jacks up the Loxahatchee River. The flats around Mile Marker 40 in the ICW are producing a nice little mixed bag of action. Ladyfish, jacks, occasional pompano, and a few others are all possible catches up that way.
SURF/PIER- Slow surf fishing this week again. A few scattered pompano reports up and down the line, but no big numbers to speak of. Bluefish action has been fair, primarily late afternoon or at night. Spanish Mackerel action remains good at Peck's Lake. Spinner shark action has been fair, but not quite like you would expect for this time of year.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...East southeast winds 5 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop.
SATURDAY...East southeast winds around 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop.
SUNDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots along the coast to southeast 15 to 20 knots in the Gulf Stream. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed areas.
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