OFFSHORE: Very good fishing over the past week offshore (too bad the weather can't cooperate a little better...). Dolphin fishing remains strong in 150-300' of water. Quite the size array of dolphin around; with fish in the 5-25lb range being caught. Trolling smaller baits and lures has been good for the dolphin; as has drifting and chumming. Good action in along the 120' ledge as well. The usual springtime mix of species are showing up (sharks, blackfin cobia, rudderfish, dolphin, kingfish, and more) along the ledge; almost are willing to bite a silly old dead sardine on a knocker rig. Snapper fishing also remains good in 60-100' of water, with the area between the Juno Beach Pier and Jupiter Inlet regularly producing bites.
INSHORE: Snook fishing will once again be the main game in town on the inshore side of things. Fair number of snook hanging around the bridges at night and under docks and along seawalls during the day. Look for outgoing tide to produce best for the snook. Live shrimp, medium size swimsuits, and flair hawk jigs are all good choices for the snook currently. She big jacks cruising around inshore. Look for them to make themselves noticeable as they blast mullet along seawalls. Nothing like watching a twenty pound jack crush a zara spook along a seawall! Other inshore action remains a bit spotty.
SURF/PIER: The pompano reports improved again this week, with reports coming in up and down the line. The fish seem to be spread out, with reports coming from both north and south of Jupiter Inlet. The big bluefish are still hanging out north of Jupiter Inlet. Look for the bluefish to readily strike large popping plugs or heavy spoons during lower light periods of the day. Spanish mackerel have been scattered along the beach as well. The blacktip sharks continue to hang around in good numbers. Overall good surf fishing...just looks like tough fishing conditions this weekend.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 11 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS ROUGH IN EXPOSED AREAS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
SATURDAY...WINDS EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 9 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS CHOPPY IN EXPOSED AREAS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
Thanks For Reading,