OFFSHORE- Looks like the weather is lining up for some good dolphin fishing this weekend. Won't be the calmest weekend ever, but the dolphin should be pushed in by the east/southeast wind. Look for the dolphin to be in 200-400' of water from Palm Beach to Jupiter Inlet. Trolling small ballyhoo, bonita strips, or squid should work to get the dolphin up. Late season sailfish action remains good in 200-300' of water in the same area. Live goggle eyes and blue runners will be the bait of choice for the sails, and any bigger dolphin will also take the same live baits as well. Bigger school of springtime kings haven't showed yet; but it should happen pretty much anytime. Scattered kings are hanging around in 100-150' of water off the Juno Beach Pier. The cobia bite slowed offshore this week. Should still be some cobia around in 100' of water. Bottom fishing reports were pretty good this week. Nice mixture of mutton and yellowtail snapper being caught in 60-90' from the Juno Beach Pier to Jupiter Inlet. Frozen sardines remain the bait of choice on the bottom. Squid is also a good option on the bottom for all around action.
INSHORE- Snook fishing remains pretty good inshore right now. The bridges are holding snook at night, especially on the outgoing tide. Scattered jacks moving around in the ICW. Look for the jacks to be most active during lowlight periods of the day moving along seawalls. A large mullet or big topwater plug is a good choice for a cruising bruiser jack. Tarpon are still hanging in Palm Beach Inlet in fair numbers. Some mangrove snapper are starting to be caught inshore. The flats are starting to slow down a bit with the warming weather.
SURF/PIER- Nice mixed bag action at the Juno Beach Pier and along the beach right now. Pompano action remains fair to good up and down the beach. Lowlight periods of the day will be the best for the pompano. Sandfleas and clams are the bait of choice for the pompano. The Juno Beach Pier is also producing pompano on Doc's Goofy Jigs. Spanish Mackerel have been hanging around the Juno Beach Pier in fair numbers. White crappie jigs are no doubt the top producing lures for the macs right now. It's a bit early, but the snook are starting to show at the pier. A dead sardine is the bait of choice for the snook right now. Could be a pretty good weekend in the surf...go if you have a chance!
NOAA MARINE WEATHER-
FRIDAY...East southeast winds 10 to 15 knots along the coast to east 15 to 20 knots in the Gulf Stream. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet. Period 6 seconds. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed areas. A slight chance of showers.
SATURDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots along the coast to southeast 15 to 20 knots in the Gulf Stream. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed areas. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning.
SUNDAY...South winds 15 to 25 knots along the coast to south 20 to 30 knots in the Gulf Stream. Seas 5 to 7 feet with occasional seas to 9 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Showers and thunderstorms likely.
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