OFFSHORE- The sailfish bite quietly kind of went off this week. Despite relatively calm (by no means "ideal") seas and light wind the sailfish snapped up and down the line. Seemed like it was a decent body of fish from the Lake Worth Pier up to Jupiter Inlet. Best depth on the sails has bounced from 100-200ish depending on current and conditions. No dolphin reports to speak of; but a little wind this weekend would/could/should help that! Blackfin tuna continue to bite good in 250-300' of water, especially north of Jupiter Inlet. A few wahoo around this week on the moon; with the trusty Nomad DTX minnow continuing to get the bites. A decent scattering of kingfish along the edge as well; spring run will be here before we know it! Bottom fishing was decent again this week. The rudderfish remain thick off of Jupiter; bringing with them the sharks and in turn the cobia. A decent scattering of mutton, mangrove, and a few yellowtail snapper around.
INSHORE- Snook fishing was decent again this week in the Loxahatchee River, and some wind this weekend will likely keep it pretty good. A decent number of springtime mullet pushing through, and the snook are keyed in pretty good on them. Relatively warm weather has got the snook willing to eat the big baits, especially when presented to them along easy ambush points with a little current. A few jacks and the occasional tarpon mixed in with the snook. Sheepshead fishing has slowed a bit over the past few weeks; but did hear of a decent little handful being caught this week. The warmer weather has a few mangrove snapper showing up already as well.
SURF/PIER- Super calm conditions early in the week made for slower fishing, but as the wind picked up a bit so did the fishing. The Juno Beach Pier has had a few Spanish Mackerel around, with a white crappie jig being the main lure of choice. Warm weather has a few more snook than usual already hanging around the pier as well. A dead sardine fished patiently under the pier is the way to go for snook bites. It's boring and a waiting game...but man can it be effective! A decent scattering of bluefish around this week. Pompano also were scattered in fair numbers up and down the line. The spinner sharks have been around in decent numbers; but not locked in any one spot. Singer Island does seem to be holding the best number of sharks.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRI...SE winds 5 to 10 kt becoming S 15 to 20 kt with gusts to around 25 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft, occasionally to 6 ft. Period 9 seconds. N NE swell 3 ft in the morning. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop.
SAT...Along the coast, W winds 10 to 15 kt becoming N in the afternoon. In the Gulf Stream, N NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft, occasionally to 8 ft. NE swell 4 ft. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. A chance of showers with a slight chance of tstms.
SUN...E SE winds 5 to 10 kt becoming S SE 10 to 15 kt with gusts to around 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft, occasionally to 6 ft. N NE swell 4 ft. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
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