INSHORE: Snook fishing remains very good inshore. The best action remains at night around the bridges; but the inlets are also starting to produce very well during the day as well. Flairhawk jigs and big swimbaits are working at the bridges, while live bait is going to be key in the inlet. Look for the top of the outgoing tide to produce the best results, but windy rough conditions offshore could stir the water up enough to trigger a good incoming bite as well. Other inshore action remains fair. Still a fair number of tarpon around inshore, along with a good scattering of jacks. Good action on sandperch in the ICW as well right now using cut shrimp.
SURF/PIER: Up to the north the pompano are still biting, but action is definitely beginning to slow on them. Sandfleas, clams, and FishBItes remain the bait of choice for the pomps. Croaker are biting small pieces of shrimp in the first trough. Snook are starting to get out on the beach a bit more, along with the start of the tarpon moving north. NOt much of a forecast for the beach this weekend, but hopefully we will see some more access open up next week along with a little nicer weather!
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...East northeast winds 15 to 20 knots with gusts to around 30 knots along the coast to east northeast 20 to 25 knots with gusts to around 35 knots in the Gulf Stream. Seas 5 to 7 feet with occasional seas to 9 feet. Period 6 seconds. Intracoastal waters rough in exposed areas. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning. Showers. Chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
SATURDAY...North northwest winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning. Chance of showers. Chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
SUNDAY...North winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
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