OFFSHORE- After a rough week of weather offshore; initial reports for the weekend look pretty good actually. Keep those fingers crossed that the weather reports hold true. Those who braved it this week found the dolphin chewing big time. Best dolphin reports in the rough stuff came in 180-250' of water. Trolling bonita strips and squid was a safe bet for the dolphin. Most of the dolphin have been 5-10lbs; with a few bigger gaffers in the mix. Sailfish bite remains strong as well. Live sardines and pilchards have been the best bet for the sailfish. Look for the sails to be a bit deeper (200-300' is a good depth range) than usual wintertime hangouts. Kingfish bite remains great off of Jupiter. The 120' ledge from the Juno Beach Pier to Jupiter Inlet has been holding really good schools of kings. Blackfin Tuna bite remains strong in 200-300' of water as well. Snapper reports have been slim: Nicer weather this weekend should see an improvement in bottom fishing reports.
INSHORE- Snook fishing remains strong inshore. The Loxahatchee River has been holding a good number of fish this past week. The topwater bite has been good early in the morning and late in the afternoon. Look for the snook to be laid up under boat docks and along seawalls with good current flow. A live mullet fished along a seawall with current is a great way to get a snook bite when the sun gets up a little higher. Small tarpon and jacks have been mixed in with the snook in fair numbers. Mangrove snapper continue to fill into their summertime inshore hangouts.
SURF/PIER- Rough surf shut the fishing down for the most part this week. Pompano fishing has largely dried up. We could still see a few fish push through; but for the most part they have pushed north of us. Lots of big jacks cruising the beach the past few weeks. Despite rough surf; the Juno Beach Pier saw a fair number of jacks push through this week. A few snook at the Juno Beach Pier as well. Look for snook fishing to improve as the ocean continues to calm down. A handful of mangrove snapper beginning to hang out around the Pier as well.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas to 8 feet. Period 9 seconds. North swell around 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
SATURDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Chance of showers through the day. Chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
SUNDAY...South southeast winds around 5 knots becoming southeast in the afternoon. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Chance of showers. Chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
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