OFFSHORE- Nice looking forecast for a run offshore this weekend (see forecast below). Dolphin fishing remains good, with reports coming in from a wide range of depths (200-600'). Typical spring time dolphin fishing with most of the fish being a little better size and grouped up more in small packs than big schools. Sailfish bite remains good as well between 120-250' of water from Palm Beach to Jupiter Inlet. Live goggle eyes and blue runners will be the baits of choice for the sailfish. Kingfish are scattered along the 120' ledge in good numbers, with some big smoker kings in the mix with them. Good numbers of kingfish holding a little up the coast...spring run isn't too far away from the looks of things. Cobia fishing has been very good in 100-120' of water over the past few weeks. Sardines on the bottom are going to be the bait of choice for the cobia. Bottom fishing remains good, with some solid snapper reports coming in. Not a usual component of our reports, but can't not mention that the swordfish bite has been ridiculously good over the past few week. Bahamas wahoo reports are also still strong, with a fair number of yellowfin tuna showing up as well.
INSHORE- Warm weather has kept the snook fired up. Should continue to be good snook fishing; especially if we don't have too many late season fronts. Throwing the flair hawk at night around the bridges is a solid choice for the snook, especially on outgoing tide. During the day look for the snook to be laid up around dark bottoms and under good cover producing docks and seawalls. Docklights in the ICW are also holding good numbers of snook as well. Solid numbers of jacks around in the ICW and Loxahatchee River right now. The jacks love to cruise along seawalls looking for easy meals. Topwater plugs and live mullet are solid choices for the jacks. The flats around Munyan Island continue to produce a nice variety of fish; jacks, ladyfish, snook, an occasional redfish or trout, and others are all around right now.
SURF/PIER- Rough weather and unfavorable wind kept area surf reports a bit quiet this week. Better pompano reports coming from Hobe Sound/Jupiter, with a few coming in later in the week from south of Jupiter Inlet as well. Sandfleas, clams, and FishBites remain the baits of choice for the pompano. Bluefish reports are slowing down, but we should expect a push of big blues before too long. Spanish Mackerel action remains fair to good at Peck's Lake depending on the day and conditions. The Juno Beach Pier has been very quiet this week...hopefully that changes very soon! Solid number of spinner/blacktip sharks around right now. Lots of fun on big topwater plugs early/late in the day. Also a solid bite on the sharks at night using fresh chunks of bait.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...East southeast winds around 5 knots. Seas less than 2 feet. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters smooth.
SATURDAY...East northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
SUNDAY...South southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A slight chance of showers.
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