OFFSHORE: Well...Another lovely weather forecast for the upcoming weekend! Sailfish action has been slow this week, but conditions do look good for them to bite this weekend (thought the conditions don't look so nice to actually go fishing!). The Juno Beach Pier to Jupiter Inlet this week in 150-220' of water did have some sails around, along with some decent size dolphin. Live goggle eyes and blue runners under the kite remain the tactic of choice for the sailfish and bigger dolphin. Kingfish are still around in good numbers. The 120' ledge is a good starting spot for the kings, but they have been scattered from 100' to 220' of water depending on the day. The 120' ledge has also been producing a handful of cobra, but not quite the numbers you would expect to see for this time of year. Snapper fishing was a bit on the slow side this week, and probably won't drastically change over the weekend based on the conditions.
INSHORE: Snook fishing had started to improve this week, but another spring front will most likely slow them back down this weekend. Look for snook fish to really start rolling as we see more consistent warm weather in a row soon. The snook have been in the Loxahatchee River around boat docks and seawalls during the day; and stacking up around docelights and bridges at night. Look for the snook to be keyed in on mullet along seawalls, and shrimp around the docks and bridges. Some big bruiser jacks around the Loxahatchee River this week. The jacks are also keyed in on mullet along seawalls...they just go about attacking them a little different than the snook do. The Home Sound flats are holding a nice little mixed bag of fish early in the morning. Been a few snook, jacks, ladyfish, pompano, and a few others from marker 40 to 44 in the ICW up that way. Sandperch action has been very good in the ICW on small pieces of shrimp.
SURF/PIER: Early in the week saw some good surf and pier action, but strong southeast winds limited most action as of late. Changing weather with the front this weekend could fire up the fish (If the water doesn't end up to cloudy and dirty). Pompano bit good again this week. No hot spot to speak of as the fish seem to be really moving quick. The pompano bite has bounced around from Singer Island up to Home Sound and pretty much everywhere in between. Sandfleas, clams, and FIshBites will be the bait of choice for the pompano. Spanish Mackerel and a few bluefish are also scattered up and down the beach. The Bobber rig with a clark spoon is a solid choice right now as the fish seem to be feeding heavily on glass minnows. Croaker have been biting live shrimp very good at the Juno Beach Pier this week. Spinner shark fishing has not been as good as it should be this week, but a few of them are around. Fresh chunks of cut bait remain the bait of choice for the sharks.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...Along the coast, west northwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming north 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon, Seas around 2 feet building to 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet in the afternoon. In the Gulf Stream, west northwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming north in the afternoon, Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet building to 5 to 7 feet with occasional seas to 9 feet in the afternoon. Gusts up to 30 knots in the Gulf Stream. Period 5 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Slight chance of showers in the morning, then chance of showers in the afternoon.
SATURDAY...North northeast winds 20 to 25 knots with gusts to around 30 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet with occasional seas to 9 feet along the coast and 8 to 10 feet with occasional to 13 feet in the Gulf Stream. Intracoastal waters rough in exposed areas.
SUNDAY...East winds 20 to 25 knots with gusts to around 30 knots. Seas 6 to 8 feet with occasional seas to 10 feet along the coast and 7 to 9 feet with occasional to 13 feet in the Gulf Stream. North northeast swell 3 feet. Intracoastal waters rough in exposed areas.
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