OFFSHORE- Sailfish contiunue to bite in pretty good numbers over the past few days, along with a good number of dolphin. Best action has been 150-225' of water, with the best spot moving up and down the line from day to day. Live baiting with goggle eyes and small blue runners remains the top choice for the sailfish. Trolling small ballyhoo, bonita strips, and squid have all been safe bets for the dolphin. Blackfin Tuna are beginning to make their springtime showing. Kingfish action improved as well this week. Bottom fishing was good this week, with a nice mixed bag of snapper coming in.
INSHORE- Snook fishing was good this week. Some springtime mullet pushing around inshore right now, and the snook are definitely keen to take advantage of their arrival. During the day a mullet fished along seawalls and under boat docks is going to be a really good way to go. At night look for most bridges to be holding a good number of snook. Outgoing tide will be the best bet for the snook. Bigger swimbaits and Flairhawk jigs are a good bet for the snook right now at night. Still a few pompano inshore up in Stuart biting Goofy Jigs. The Hobe Sound Flats are producing a little mixed bag of action.
SURF/PIER- Surf fishing was slow to start the week, but improved drastically with cleaning water conditions. Pompano fishing improved this week both along the beach and at the Juno Beach Pier. Along the beach sandfleas, clams, FishBites, and FishGum remain the top bait choices for the pompano. At the pier the pomps are biting Doc's Goofy Jigs in bright colors well. Early morning and late afternoon have been the best bet for the pompano. Spanish Mackerel action remains good at the pier on white crappie jigs. When the bite slows down a bit try tipping the crappie jigs with a little bit of shrimp to enhance the bite. A handful of kingfish have been caught on the pier on X-Raps and that should only continue to improve moving forward. Decent number of croakers around in the first trough on small pieces of shrimp. Bluefish action has remained fairly good, especially at night. The spinner sharks are here in good numbers, they have just been moving around a pretty good amount. Where you find them one day definitely doesn't guarantee they will be back in the same place the next day.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...East northeast winds around 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Period 5 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop.
SATURDAY...East northeast winds around 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop.
SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY...South southeast winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop.
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