OFFSHORE: Crappy weather has kept just about everybody at home, and it doesn't look like much of a change for the upcoming weekend. Before the weather really went south; dolphin fishing remained fair, but very scattered. REports came in from 200-1500' of water, and for the most part had no real rhyme or reason. Blackfin tuna remain scattered out in 180-300' of water. Low light periods of the day remain the best to target the blackfin tuna (and ultimately also keep the bonita bites to a minimum). In along the 120' ledge kingfish remain scattered up and down the line in pretty decent numbers. Live sardines remain the bait of choice for the kings, but a frozen sardine on a knocker rig should also do the trick. A few cobia remain mixed in with the kingfish. Snapper reports remain pretty good.
INSHORE: Snook fishing continues to go off pretty good inshore right now. The snook got the memo that it was almost summer spawning time and they are feeding pretty darn good right now. Boat docks and seawalls are good areas to fish during the day, while bridges close to the inlets continue to produce at night. Flair hawks and bigger swimbaits remain the lures of choice for the snook. Been some big jacks along the same seawalls that the snook are hanging around. Nothing quite like a monster jack destroying a noisy topwater walked along a seawall early in the morning. Mangrove snapper action continues to slowly improve inshore. Sandperch bite has been very good on small pieces of fresh cut shrimp right now.
SURF/PIER: Still a few pompano around and being caught. NO doubt we are nearing the end of the pompano season, but it's still worth putting them out at this point. Sandfleas and clams are still the top bait choice for the pomps. For all around action, including the pompano, try fishing some cut shrimp for very mixed bag action. The Juno Beach Pier has been pretty hot lately. Some kingfish coming over the rail early in the morning and late in the afternoon on Rapala X-Raps. The big jacks have been cruising around. Snook action also continues to improve at the pier.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots along the coast to southeast 10 to 15 knots in the Gulf Stream. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Period 5 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms.
SATURDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots along the coast to southeast 15 to 20 knots in the Gulf Stream. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed areas. Showers with thunderstorms likely.
SUNDAY...East southeast winds 10 to 15 knots along the coast to east southeast 15 to 20 knots in the Gulf Stream. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed areas. Showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms.
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