OFFSHORE- The sailfish bite went off pretty good this week. A lot of fish scattered from south of Palm Beach Inlet up to Jupiter Inlet. Best bite seems to be in 120-200' of water depending on conditions and bait. Live goggle eyes under the kites and pilchards or sardines on the flatlines is the way to go for the sailfish. A handful of nice dolphin and blackfin tuna in the mix as well. A few more cobia showed up around the 120' ledge; with some being caught by the guys on the deep side of the edge sailfishing, and a few by those in a little shallower fishing the bottom. A few wahoo around as well. Bottom fishing reports slowed a bit this week; no doubt largely due to the weather.
INSHORE- Snook fishing remains good over the past week. The Loxahatchee continues to produce some good fish, especially on moving water early in the morning. A decent push of springtime mullet and warm temps have the fish relatively fired up on bigger baits. A mullet or loud topwater fished along seawalls with decent current flow are going to be a solid choice for cruising snook. A few big jacks and the occasional tarpon mixed in as well. Sheepshead action has slowed a bit, but still a fair number around. A few more mangrove snapper reports sneaking in this week as well.
SURF/PIER- The Juno Beach Pier has had a pretty solid pompano bite this week. Rough conditions, mixed in with a strong rip, made the pier a little better option than the beach. The pompano seemed to bite a little better first thing in the morning; with a few midday flurries, and a evening bite as well. Bright colored Doc's Goofy Jigs (Char, Pink, Orange) seemed to get the most bites; with a fair number of pomps falling to bait as well. If the surf allows this weekend, should be a good number of pompano along the beach as well...it's that time of year! Blacktip reports seemed to pick up a bit late last week into this week. Again, conditions are the main thing working against us along the beach.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRI...S SE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to around 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft, occasionally to 6 ft. Period 5 seconds increasing to 10 seconds in the afternoon. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
SAT...S winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to around 25 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft, occasionally to 5 ft. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. A slight chance of showers in the morning, then a chance of showers with a slight chance of tstms in the afternoon.
SUN...NW winds 5 to 10 kt becoming N 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft building to 2 to 4 ft, occasionally to 5 ft in the afternoon. Intracoastal waters light chop. Showers with a slight chance of tstms.
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