OFFSHORE- Well...yeah! Not much of a weather forecast for the upcoming weekend. Dolphin fishing has been good this week, with a good scattering of fish in 300-800' of water. Trolling ballyhoo, bonita strips, and squid have all been great choices for the dolphin. Good blackfin tuna reports with some really solid fish around. Best depth for the blackfin has been 180-250'. Live pilchards or sardines fished 20-30 feet down are the ticket for the Blackfin. Conditions look really good for a late season sailfish bite this weekend. Kingfish are around in really good numbers along the 120' ledge.
INSHORE- Snook fishing has been good this week. Good number of snook around the bridges, especially closer to the inlets. Flair hawk on an outgoing tide is a good choice for the snook right now. Some big jacks cruising around the ICW right now. A live mullet fished along a seawall or under a boat dock shouldn't go unnoticed by a hungry jack for too long. A few scattered tarpon around inshore. Mangrove snapper reports continue to improve on a daily basis.
SURF/PIER- Tough looking weekend forecast for the beach. Reports were slim this week. A handful of pompano around, but it looks like they have pretty much packed it up and headed north. The Juno Beach Pier snook bite has slowly been getting better and better. Conditions may get a jig bite going at the pier this weekend. A few kingfish still hanging around at the end of the pier. Croakers have been biting good late in the afternoon at the pier.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...North northeast winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas to 8 feet. Period 8 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
SATURDAY...Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots with gusts to around 25 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet with occasional seas to 9 feet. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed areas. Chance of showers in the morning, then slight chance of showers.
SUNDAY...East winds 15 to 20 knots with gusts to around 25 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas to 9 feet. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed areas. .MONDAY...East winds 15 to 20 knots with gusts to around 25 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed areas. Slight chance of showers.