OFFSHORE: Mild cold front pushing through Friday/Saturday kinda throws things up in the air a bit. This week saw pretty good springtime fishing patterns prevailing. Dolphin fishing remains pretty good, it's just anybodies guess on where they will be on a day to day basis. Dolphin reports have come from just off the deep side of the ledge in 150' of water to over thirty miles out and everywhere in between. Kingfish action remains very good up and down the 120' ledge. The fish seem to be loosely schooled up and down the line, and have not locked into tyhe big late spring/early summer school off of Jupiter Inlet just yet. Mixed in with the kingfish have been a fair number of blackfin tuna as well. The blackfin have ranged in size from small footballs to fat twenty pound fish, and all sizes in between. Snapper fishing remains very good along the bottom, with a few cobia in the mix still as well. Sardines will remain the baits of choice for the snapper and cobia. Banded Rudderfish have shown up in good numbers as well this week in with the snapper and cobia.
INSHORE: Snook fishing has been very good this week, especially at night. The snook are definitly beginning to move towards the inlets and they are eating along the way. Big swimbaits and flair hawk jigs are working well around the bridges at night, while big live mullet are a great choice during the day around boat docks and seawalls. Mixed in with the snook have been a few bruiser jacks. Tarpon are hanging around Palm Beach Inlet in fair numbers. Other inshore action is a bit spotty at present.
SURF/PIER: Pompano fishing remains good this week; but not as good as the past few weeks. Sandfleas, clams, and FIshBites remain the baits of choice for the pompano. The Juno Beach Pier has had a good number of Spanish Mackerel around, along with a handful of KIngfish as well. A few big jacks and tarpon have been seen at the pier as well. Best action will be early in the morning and late in the afternoon for the most part. Rapala X-Raps and Yo-Zuri Longcast Minnows are a great choice for all around action. Snook continue to increase in numbers around the pier and along the beach. The Juno Beach Pier snook bite has been best on dead sardines over the past week.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots along the coast to south southwest 15 to 20 knots in the Gulf Stream. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning. Chance of showers. Chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
SATURDAY...East northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet along the coast and 2 to 4 feet with occasional to 5 feet in the Gulf Stream. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Slight chance of showers.
SUNDAY...East southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet along the coast and 2 to 4 feet with occasional to 5 feet in the Gulf Stream. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
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