OFFSHORE- WELL...Not looking like the ideal weekend for a trip offshore this weekend. Fairly standard offshore pattern early in the week. A scattering of dolphin around, with most being on the smaller side. Fairly good kingfish bite along the 120' ledge this week. Sardines remain the bait of choice for the kings. Weather isn't going to allow for good chance this weekend most likely...but is the ideal time (moon nearing full) to try for a wahoo. Bottom fishing has been fair this week.
INSHORE- Could be a great snook fishing weekend on the inshore side of things. Look for the spillways to possibly go off this weekend. Flair Hawks, Swimbaits, and swimming plugs are all good options at the spillways (lure size and weights depend heavily on how much the spillways are open). The weather could also fire a up a solid snook bite in the Loxahatchee River. It's still a bit on the early side, but wouldn't be surprised to see a few finger mullet show up this weekend. Could be some big jacks, as well as a few tarpon around inshore.
SURF/PIER- Snook fishing has been good along the beach; but conditions this weekend will make that shall we say a little rough. The Juno Beach Pier snook bite could go off this weekend depending on how the storm comes by. Snook bite could go off on jigs and swimbaits. The Spanish Mackerel bite has been good this week. Freelining small live baits or the bobber rig have been the way to go for the Macs.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...East northeast winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 25 knots along the coast to east northeast 15 to 20 knots with gusts to around 30 knots in the Gulf Stream. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed areas. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
SATURDAY... Tropical storm conditions possible. Along the coast, northeast winds 15 to 20 knots becoming north northwest 55 to 60 knots in the afternoon, Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet building to 10 to 12 feet with occasional seas to 15 feet in the afternoon. In the Gulf Stream, north northeast winds 35 to 40 knots becoming northwest 55 to 60 knots in the afternoon, Seas 7 to 9 feet with occasional seas to 11 feet building to 14 to 17 feet with occasional seas to 20 feet in the afternoon. Gusts up to 80 knots. Intracoastal waters extremely rough in exposed areas. Showers likely and chance of thunderstorms.
SUNDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 25 knots. Along the coast, seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. In the Gulf Stream, seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas to 8 feet subsiding to 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet in the afternoon. North northwest swell around 3 feet in the morning. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
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