OFFSHORE- Good springtime fishing continues offshore, with a pretty wide variety of species around. Sailfish haven't fully packed it in yet, but numbers do seem to be going down a bit. Good numbers of dolphin around, it just remains a guessing game to find them! The most action remains in/around the 120' ledge. Springtime kingfish action has really fired off over the past week. Live baits will be the best bet for the kingfish. Mixed in with the kingfish have been a few blackfin tuna and cobia. Snapper fishing remains very good along the reef, with some nice mutton snapper reports coming in. Sardines remain the bait of choice for the snapper.
INSHORE- Snook fishing continues to improve on the inshore side of things. The night bridge bite has really improved over the past few weeks. Flair hawk jigs and Hogy Swimbaits are both working very well on the snook right now. Outgoing tide has been producing the most snook bites. Some hungry big jacks continue to patrol the seawalls in the ICW looking for mullet to pick off. Starting to see a few more mangrove snapper moving inshore each week with the warming weather. A few scattered tarpon are still roaming around the upper stretches of the Loxahatchee River.
SURF/PIER- Pompano fishing remained very good again this week. It did slow a bit over the few weeks before, but still a good number of them around. Sandfleas remain the top bait choice for the pompano; and it is definitely best to fish for them early morning or late afternoon. Still a good number of Spanish Mackerel hanging around the Juno Beach Pier, with a white crappie jig still the lure of choice for them. Snook are beginning to show up along the beach and pier as well. It's not full on summertime numbers yet by any means, but it is worth giving them a shot at this point. Whiting and croaker have been around in pretty good numbers at the pier. Small pieces of shrimp is the best bet bait wise for them, and they continue to bite best late in the afternoon.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...East northeast winds around 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet along the coast and 4 to 6 feet with occasional to 8 feet in the Gulf Stream. Period 7 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Slight chance of showers. Slight chance of thunderstorms.
SATURDAY...South winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Chance of showers. Slight chance of thunderstorms.
SUNDAY...South southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
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