OFFSHORE- Mixed bag Springtime fishing offshore right now, with a wide variety of species around. Sailfish are still around in fair numbers up and down the line. Best depth for them remains 150-225' of water, but that will vary day to day based on conditions. Blackfin Tuna are starting to make their springtime presence known. Trolling small feathers ids a good way to get numbers, small livebaits (pilchards, threads, sardines, etc) are the way to go for the bigger blackfin. Cobia reports are starting to come in a little more regularly, with most of them coming in 100-120' of water. Sardines will be the best bait choice for the cobia. Snapper fishing remains pretty good on the bottom. Kingfish are starting to make a little springtime push as well.
INSHORE- Snook fishing continues to improve on a weekly basis. Warming water temps continue to help get them fired up and feeding better by the day. The arrival of springtime mullet is also helping getting the inshore fishing fired up a little more as well. Snook, tarpon and big jacks all like to track down the mullet right now. Unlike the fall the spring mullet run is quick, and the fish don't let it go to waste. Bridge fishing for snook has been good, especially on an outgoing tide. The Hobe Sound Flats continue to produce a nice assortment of fish early in the morning and late in the afternoon as well.
SURF/PIER- Pompano fishing remained good this week. Not quite the numbers of a few weeks ago, but still a lot of good catches coming in. The pomps are biting best early in the morning and late in the afternoon. Sandfleas have been the bait of choice, with clams and FishBItes coming in a close second. At the Juno Beach Pier the pompano have been biting Doc's Goofy jigs the best. Seems like the hot color has changed on a nearly daily basis; with gold, yellow, pink, and orange seeming to be pretty good producing colors. The Juno Beach Pier is still producing some Spanish Mackerel on 1/8oz white crappie jigs. Other mackerel action (Especially Peck's Lake) has slowed drastically, and may end up being largely over for the season after the swell last weekend. The Spinner Sharks are around in really good numbers right now. Bluefish action has been pretty good this week, with some larger ones in the mix. Get after them now...they won't be around a whole lot longer!
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop.
SATURDAY...East southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop.
SUNDAY...South southeast winds 5 to 10 knots along the coast to south southeast 10 to 15 knots in the Gulf Stream. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop.
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