OFFSHORE- Not the best or the worst weekend forecast that we've seen lately. Sailfish action was a bit spotty this week, but some boats did still manage to find a decent numbers (Others unfortunately had a hard time buying a bite!). Live baits (goggle eyes, blue runners, and threadfin) remain the top choice for the sailfish, especially south of Jupiter Inlet. As you move north of Jupiter Inlet trolling ballyhoo for the sails becomes a little more popular. Best depth for the sailfish remains 150-300'of water. Mixed in with the sailfish have been a fair number of dolphin. Trolling bonita strips and squid is a good bet for the dolphin, as are the same live baits used for the sailfish. Kingfish are inside of 100' of water in good numbers. Quite a mixture of size in the kingfish, with some barely measuring and others pushing over twenty pounds. Bottom fishing remains very good. Nice mixture of snapper around, as well as other assorted bottom species. Good news is a few cobia are showing up on the bottom. Sardines remain the bait of choice for the bottom.
INSHORE- A bit spotty on the inshore front this week. Snook fishing has been good, with the bridges producing some decent catches at night. The flats around Munyon Island and Hobe Sound have been producing a mixed bag of species. Sheepshead have been biting around the bridges on fresh shrimp. A few reports of some pompano around in the Loxahatchee River and ICW. Other inshore action remains spotty.
SURF/PIER- Pompano fishing has been good over the past week, and should remain good for the near future(as long as the sharks don't scare everything off!). Sandfleas, clams, and Fishbites are the baits of choice for the pompano. Best pompano action has been north of Jupiter Inlet, with some fair catches also coming at the Juno Beach Pier and along Juno Beach. Low light periods of the day are best for the pompano. Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish remain scattered up and down the beach in fair numbers. This week saw a nice push of Spinner Sharks along the beach as well. The spinner sharks are great fun on light tackle, especially on topwater lures.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER-
FRIDAY...East 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 slight chance of showers in the morning.
SATURDAY...East southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. A slight chance of showers in the morning.
SUNDAY...Winds southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop.
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