OFFSHORE: Pretty good fishing offshore when the weather allows right now. The late season cold front has the sails perked up pretty good in 150-200' of water. Live baits under the kite is the way to go for the sailfish. Dolphin action has been really good as well in 100-200' of water from Palm Beach to Jupiter Inlets. The fish are in smaller packs, not large schools. Setting up a drift and chumming is a great way to catch the dolphin right now. A little block chum and some menhaden oil is all you need to get the dolphin around in a hurry. Keep a sardines or ballyhoo floating in the chum, and be sure to have a few rods ready to go when you see em. Most of the dolphin have been decent ones in the 8-10lb range. Scattered kingfish are biting in 100-120' of water on sardines. Bottom fishing remains good with some good snapper reports coming in. The cobia are starting to show up in fair numbers in 90-120' of water as well. Good late winter/early spring fishing going on right now; go if you have a chance!
INSHORE: Snook fishing remains very good inshore right now. The snook are biting live shrimp at night around bridges and docklights, and live mullet around docks and seawalls during the day. The snook maybe a bit sluggish after the front so be prepared to slow things way down. Some big jacks inshore to pull on. A noisy topwater plug along a seawall is a god way to go to get the big jacks fired up. The Sheepshead have been biting around area bridges and boat docks on live shrimp and sandfleas. Overall pretty good inshore fishing right now.
SURF/PIER: Pompano fishing was good this week; both from the pier and beach. Doc's Goofy Jigs are catching them form the pier, while sand fleas and clams are the way to go from the beach. Some large bluefish around right now. Spoons and topwater are a good choice for the bluefish. Scattered spanish mackerel around. Lots of sharks along the beach right now, including some full size ones! Lots of good surf fishing right now!
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. PERIOD 6 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
SATURDAY...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST AROUND 5 KNOTS IN THE EVENING. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
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