OFFSHORE- Another up and down weather week offshore, but the fishable days saw a fair amount of action this week. Springtime fishing patterns continue with a solid mixture of fish around. Kingfish and cobia remain solid bets around 120' of water from the Juno Beach Pier to Jupiter. Sailfish bite remains good, with some boats getting close to double digit release chances. Dolphin are here in good numbers; but remain scattered over a very large area (Reports ranged from 250-800' of water this week). Snapper reports remain fair to good along the bottom, with sardines being the bait of choice. Fair looking forecast for the weekend...should be pretty good fishing!
INSHORE- Springtime mullet run is on right now, and the big snook and jacks are taking notice. The spring mullet run doesn't have the same amount of bait (or predators) as the fall migration; but for quality fish it is a great time to go. Great time for catching the bigger snook as they begin to bulk up for the upcoming spawning season. Jacks will also be hungry and cruising the seawalls ready to eat. Tarpon reports are still coming in from Palm Beach Inlet, with some good ones being caught on live shrimp. Look for the most action to go down early and late in the day, and don't be opposed to fishing at night either. THe snook bite around the bridges at night has also been improving as of late.
SURF/PIER- Pompano action has been very good this week along the beach and at the Juno Beach Fishing Pier. Sandfleas, clams, and FishBites are the top bait choices for the pompano. Doc's Goofy Jigs have also been producing well along the beach. Bluefish seem to be making their end of season push back north, with a fair number being caught at the pier and also north towards Hobe Sound Beach. Cut mullet and sardines are the top producing baits for the bluefish. The Juno Beach Pier has had a fair number of both Spanish and King Mackerel around, especially early in the morning and late in the afternoon. Snook are showing up in better numbers at the Juno Beach Pier. Frozen sardines remain a solid bait choice at the pier for the snook. Overall good fishing along the beach,; should be a good weekend to give it a try!
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Period 9 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Chance of showers in the morning. Slight chance of thunderstorms. Slight chance of showers.
SATURDAY...East southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
SUNDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
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