OFFSHORE: Crazy swings in weather this week saw a little bit of everything going on. Calm conditions early in the week had it looking like a full kick off of springtime fishing. Good numbers of kingfish were being caught from the Juno Beach Pier to north of St. Luice Inlet. As is often the case with those early schools of springtime kings they were moving a lot, but good action when you found them. Drifting sardines on a knocker rig is a good bet for the kings, as is trolling strip baits behind a planer. Mixed in with the kings have been a nice amount of cobia. Sardines are the best bait for cobia, and should be fished somewhere between 90-130' for best luck. A few windy days later in the week had the sailfish and dolphin fired up good. This weekend looks like we get a great little weather window and good conditions before a little kick up in rain and wind early next week. Should be a good weekend to go; little bit of everything going on right now!
INSHORE: Snook fishing improved this week The bridges are producing some nice slot size fish, especially on outgoing tide. A flairhawk or SpoolTek remain top lure choices for the snook right now. Docklights are also holding a good number of snook. Live shrimp or a DOA Shrimp remain solid lure/bait choices for the snook while fishing docklights. Scattered jacks roaming around in the ICW right now, but not in huge numbers. The Palm Beach Inlet continues to produce some big jacks. Still a few sheepshead holding in the Inlet as well, though they have started to thin out.
SURF/PIER: The crazy swings in weather this week have led to a few good days along the beach and at the pier, and also has pretty much shut down other days. The Juno Beach Pier continues, under the right conditions, to produce a fair number of kingfish. Most of the kings seem to be coming up in the morning, and then a few stragglers again later in the afternoon. Scattered bigger Spanish Mackerel mixed in with the kings. A swimming plug (Rapala X-Rap or Yo-Zuri Longcast Minnow) continues to be the biggest producer for the kings and bigger Spanish. Scattered pompano reports from the pier. Not big numbers on a consistent basis coming over the rail, but a few days have managed to produce a fair number of good size pompano for those putting in time with the Goofy Jig. Better pompano reports continue to come from Hobe Sound area beaches. Blacktip/Spinner sharks continue to bite in good numbers for those looking for something bigger to pull on.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop.
SATURDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
SUNDAY...East northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A chance of showers.
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