OFFSHORE: Less than ideal weather for a better part of the week has kept reports to a minimum offshore. Before the weather turned fishing remained very good. Dolphin fishing remains fair to good; with the main challenge figuring out where they are on a day to day basis. In and around the 120’ ledge springtime fishing remains very good. Sailfish, blackfin tuna, kingfish, cobia, and others are all hanging out in 100-250’ of water now in good numbers. Livebaiting along the edge is hard to beat right now, as is simply drifting/chunking with dead sardines. If you can find them live sardines, pilchards, and threadfins will be awesome bait choices; with goggle eyes and small blue runners also remaining solid bait choices. The kingfish are scattered up and down the line, with drifting sardines or trolling baits down deep (via planer or trolling sinker) being solid tactics for targeting the kings. Cobia are hanging near the bottom and biting sardines the best. Snapper fishing has remained good in 80-100’ of water. Sardines will be the best bait choice for the bottom fish, with squid being a close second.
INSHORE: Snook fishing has been good and should remain the best bet inshore for the near future. Look for the bridges to produce well at night, especially those close to an inlet. Flair hawk jigs and bigger swimbaits remain a very good lure choice. Outgoing tide seems to be producing the best action on the snook. Look for the snook to be laid up under boat docks and around seawalls during the day. Mangrove snapper are beginning to show up in their summertime inshore spots, but not in huge numbers yet. A few jacks and tarpon cruising around inshore, but not in big numbers.
SURF/PIER: Kind of a transition period along the beach right now. The winter species (bluefish, mackerel, etc) have largely moved on minus a few stragglers, and the snook and other summer species aren’t here fully just yet. Pompano are still around in fair numbers, especially to the north of Jupiter Inlet. The Juno Beach Pier has been producing a few jacks and some Spanish Mackerel (Note…The “T” of the Juno Beach Pier remains closed at the moment for construction.). Snook fishing has been improving at the pier, with dead sardines still remaining a solid bait choice at the pier. Jupiter Inlet has also began to produce some snook.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Period
5 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Slight chance of
thunderstorms in the morning. Chance of showers.
Chance of thunderstorms.
FRIDAY NIGHT...South winds 5 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet.
Period 5 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Chance of
showers and thunderstorms late in the evening, then slight
chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight.
SATURDAY...South winds 5 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet.
Intracoastal waters a light chop. Chance of showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms.
SATURDAY NIGHT...South southwest winds 5 to 10 knots along the
coast to south southwest 10 to 15 knots in the Gulf Stream. Seas
around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Chance of
showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
SUNDAY...South winds 5 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet.
Intracoastal waters a light chop. Chance of showers and
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