OFFSHORE- Quite a roller-coaster ride the weather has thrown (figuratively and literally) at us this week; and from the looks of the forecast the ride continues into the weekend. The early part of the week saw some really really good springtime fishing. Kingfish and cobia remain solid from Palm Beach to Jupiter Inlet in 90-150' of water. Sailfish are snapping pretty good and the wind could fire up a great late season bite. Live goggle eyes and blue runners fished in 120-250' of water should get some good shots at sailfish. Keep a bait down deep for the cobia. Dolphin fishing was a bit slower this week, but still some nice mahi being caught. No specific depth on the dolphin right now, more a matter of getting out and tracking them down than anything. Snapper fishing has been pretty good this week. Sardines remain the bait of choice for the snapper.
INSHORE- Snook fishing (like the weather) has been all over the place this week; but still remains the best bet in town. The Snook are feeding well at night around the bridges, especially on outgoing tide. During the day look for the snook to be laid up under docks and seawalls providing ambush points for unsuspecting mullet. A few jacks cruising around inshore, but not great numbers by any means. A handful of tarpon reports around Lake Worth Inlet.
SURF/PIER- Great pompano fishing at the Juno Beach Pier and along the beach this week. Clams, sandfleas, and Fishbites are the bait of choice for the pompano. Bright colored Doc's Goofy Jigs have been working well from the pier, especially during lowlight periods of the day. The Juno Beach Pier has also had a good number of Spanish Mackerel around. Crappie Jigs and Rapala X-Raps have been working well on the Macs. Still a few blacktip/spinner sharks around; but the numbers are dwindling. Get out and catch the last of the sharks now; they won't be around for much longer!
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
SYNOPSIS...Gale center east of the Bahamas early this morning will shift farther east into the west Atlantic today, while a strong ridge remains to the north. Dangerous Gale conditions between these two features will continue over the Atlantic waters this morning, with hazardous winds and seas continuing into Friday. .GULF STREAM HAZARDS...Northeast winds of 25 to 30 knots frequently gusting to gale force this morning, decreasing to 20 to 25 knots this afternoon. Seas 13 to 16 feet.
GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EDT THIS MORNING... ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM EDT THIS MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING...
TODAY...Northeast winds 20 to 25 knots with gusts to gale force, diminishing to 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon. Seas 9 to 12 feet with a dominant period 11 seconds. Rough on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers.
FRIDAY...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots diminishing to 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 5 to 7 feet with a dominant period 10 seconds. A moderate chop on the intracoastal waters.
SATURDAY...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 4 to 5 feet. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers in the afternoon.
SUNDAY...Southwest winds 5 knots becoming south 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 feet.