NOAA MARINE FORECAST:
FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. .FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 3 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE EVENING. .SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS ALONG THE COAST TO SOUTH SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE GULF STREAM. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS . A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. .SATURDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. .SUNDAY...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
OFFSHORE- Good reports of Cobia from south of Palm Beach Inlet to north of Jupiter Inlet continue to come in almost daily. The Cobia are primarily being caught in 150-200' of water. Drifting live sardines, dead sardines, or a cobia jig about halfway to the bottom is a good way to get tight on a cobe. Kingfish have n good out of Jupiter inlet in 90-120' of water. Dolphin fishing remained fair this week with 175-300' of water producing good numbers of fish, and that may fire up even more with the south wind forecasted for the weekend. Trolling ballyhoo and assorted small jethead lures is producing good numbers of fish. Most of the dolphin have been 5-10 pounds, with a few good ones closer to twenty pounds in the mix. Don't be surprised if a nice blackfin tuna shows up in the mix as well. Scattered kingfish are biting around the 120' ledge. Snapper fishing was fair over the past week, with some good mutton reports coming outré of Jupiter Inlet.
INSHORE- Some nice snook have been caught over the past week. Fishing the bridges at night is producing the best, but throwing topwater lures around seawalls is producing some snook as well at first light. Fish the first of the outgoing tide for the best luck with the snook. Scattered reports of mangrove snapper, drum, and even a few inshore pompano have been trickling in over the past week.
SURF/PIER- Pompano fishing remained very very good over the past week. The morning and late afternoon bite are both producing equally good numbers of fish. Sandfleas, clams, and FishBites remain the baits of choice. Bluefish may have made their last showing of the season...looks like they may be gone now till next fall. Whiting and croaker are still biting good in close; with small pieces of fresh shrimp being the bait of choice. Snook starting to show up in the surf as well. Lots of different species hanging out in the surf right now!
Good Luck This Weekend,