OFFSHORE- Good mixed bag action offshore right now. Sailfish action is still good, with many boats getting multiple chances. Standard drill for the sailfish. Look for good current, blue water(or a defined color change), and lots of bait...and the sails won't be far behind. Live goggle eyes and blue runners are hard to beat for the sailfish; especially when presented below a kite. Mixed in with the sailfish have been a decent number of dolphin. Dolphin will bite the live baits, and are also willing to jump on a trolled ballyhoo or bonita strip as well. Inside of 120' the kingfish remain scattered up and down the reef in fair numbers. The big news this week was the arrival of a good number of cobia out of Jupiter Inlet. The drift boats out of Jupiter picked away at the snapper as well as the cobia. Nice looking forecast for the weekend...not something you always get in March; go if you get the chance!
INSHORE- Snook fishing remains the main game in town right now. The bridges continue to produce a decent bite at night, while docks and seawalls continue to hold the snook during the day. The springtime mullet are still coming through; so the snook are not afraid to eat a big bait right now. Sheepshead, black drum, and even a few redfish are hanging out in the ICW and Loxahatchee river right now and are eating live shrimp pretty good. The tarpon are in Palm Beach Inlet, along with some schools of big jacks.
SURF/PIER- The Juno Beach Pier saw some good action this week on big bluefish and good numbers of pompano as well. The bluefish were chomping big topwater plugs and diamond jigs, while the pompano were eating sand fleas and clams the best. The blacktip sharks were not far behind either the blues or the pompano. Good if your into shark, bad if your trying to get dinner to the beach! Along the beach, the pompano action has been very good. Early morning and late afternoon produced the best bite on the pompano. Sandfleas, clams, and fishbones were the baits of choice for the pompano. Croaker and whiting have been biting in the first trough. Some schools of big jacks moving along the beach as well.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER-
FRIDAY...East southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Period 6 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
SATURDAY...South southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. .SATURDAY NIGHT...West southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
SUNDAY...South southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
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