OFFSHORE- Not going to be the most pleasant weekend offshore; but the fishing will most likely be pretty good. Dolphin fishing remains solid in 600-1000' of water. Trolling bonita strips and squid remains a solid choice for the dolphin. Blackfin Tuna action remains very very good as well in 250-400' of water. Live sardines fished down deep are the best way to go for the bigger blackfins. A metal vertical jig is also a good way to go for them. Kingfish action has picked back up big time along the 120' ledge. A few cobia still mixed in with the kings as well. Also mixed in with the kingfish have been some big mutton snapper. The muttons love to hangout under the kingfish schools and pick up easy meals drifting down to them.
INSHORE- Snook season is closed; but this should be a great weekend for some really good catch and release action. Between a good amount of wind and rain in the forecast the snook should be in a feeding kind of mood. If the Spillways open up the bite should be absolutely on fire. The Loxahatchee River will also be a safe bet with the wind blowing. A few tarpon and jacks will no doubt be in the mix as well. Mangrove snapper reports continue to improve on a weekly basis. Conditions should be good for them as well this weekend.
SURF/PIER- Not the most ideal forecast for a trip to the beach this weekend. Still a few late late season pompano around for those willing to tough it out. Best bite on the pomps will be just before the sun comes up. It's a short window that the pomps bite: As the sun starts to get up in the sky the bite is pretty much over. Snook continue to show up in the surf in better numbers. The weather this weekend will no doubt make it a little tougher to target them. The Juno Beach Pier has been good for mixed bag action. Snook fishing continues to improve. Still a good number of big jacks cruising through. An occasional kingfish and some tarpon as well passing by. Croakers have been biting good in the surf.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...South southeast winds 10 to 20 knots with gusts to around 25 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Showers likely in the morning. Chance of thunderstorms through the day. Showers in the afternoon.
SATURDAY...South southeast winds around 20 knots with gusts to around 30 knots along the coast to south southeast 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. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Chance of thunderstorms in the morning. Showers . Thunderstorms likely in the afternoon.
SUNDAY...Along the coast, west northwest winds around 15 knots becoming north northeast in the afternoon. In the Gulf Stream, west southwest winds around 20 knots becoming north in the evening. Gusts up to 25 knots along the coast to 30 knots in the Gulf Stream. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet along the coast and 5 to 7 feet with occasional to 9 feet in the Gulf Stream. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning. Chance of showers through the day. Chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
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