OFFSHORE- Nice looking ocean forecast for the next few days, and good fishing isn't going to leave many excuses for not going fishing this weekend (Sorry...but the Palm Beach Boat show isn't an excuse!)! Sailfish action has remained good in 150-300' of water from Palm Beach to Jupiter Inlet. Live goggle eyes, small blue runners, and threadfins are all good baits for the sails right now. With the calmer clearer conditions of late, keep the terminal tackle and leader light for the most shots at the sailfish (Many tournament teams are scaled down to 30lb leader.). Dolphin have been scattered in the same areas as the sails. Trolling small nalked ballyhoo, squid, or bonita strips remains a good way to get the dolphin excited. Typically the dolphin are not in big schools but small packs this time of year; that said, never pass up good looking floating debris if your looking for dolphin. Kingfish action has been good out of Jupiter Inlet, with the kings bouncing around from 90-120'of water. Trolling your baits down a little deeper, or drifting sardines on a knocker rig are a good way to get the kings attention. A few cobia are mixed in with the kingfish. Snapper fishing has been good over the past week, with some nice muttons starting to show up. Also some very chunky mangrove snapper around as well. Sardines and squid remain the top producing baits on the bottom.
INSHORE- Snook fishing continues to heat up with the weather. Those anglers with a boat will find fast action around dock lights at night with live shrimp and small jigs. No boat? No worrier, look for the snook bite to be good around the bridges at night. Live shrimp, flair hawk jigs, and smaller swim baits are all good choices for the snook right now. If night time fishing isn't your thing; look for some snook to be laid up in the Loxahatchee River around boat docks and seawalls. Jacks, both large and small, are cruising the Loxahatchee River and Lake Worth right now in good numbers. Lots of fun to catch the big ones on topwater plugs early in the morning as they cruise seawalls looking for mullet to pick off. Flats fishing inHobe Sound has been producing some jacks, ladyfish, and occasional pompano.
SURF/PIER- Pompano action has been good again this week, with most of the fish holding north of Jupiter Inlet. Sandfleas, clams, and Fishbites (Sandflea flavored) remain the top producing baits for the pompano. Early morning and late afternoon (low light periods of the day) will be prime time to look for the pompano. Spanish Mackerel are scattered along the beach and still holding at Peck's Lake in good numbers. Bluefish action is slow, but a few are being caught in Hobe Sound. Cut mullet or sardines has been the top producing bait for the bluefish. Shark action has slowed along the beach,
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 13 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. .
SATURDAY...SOUTH SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
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