INSHORE: Snook fishing remains good inshore; and conditions look really good for a strong bite this weekend. Wind and overcast weather may not be the most fun to fish in; but it really tends to get the inshore bite fired up. Look for snook to be keyed in on mullet along seawalls and under boat docks. At night the snook are hanging on bridge shadowlines, more than ready to smash a First Light Snook Jig or NLBN swimbait swam with the current. Mangrove snapper bite has been good inshore. Depending on which direction Fred heads...we could see a really good snapper bite around the inlets as well.
SURF/PIER: Catch and release snook fishing was good agin this week. A good number of snook coming from the beach, at the pier, and in Jupiter Inlet. Weather will shake that up a little this weekend, but will definitely still be some good chances to get after the snook. Conditions look like they will get right to trigger a Flare Hawk and swimbait bite along the beach and at the pier. Lowlight periods will be best, and that includes cloudy overcast days if we get that this weekend. Live croakers and sand perch will be top live baits for the big snook; and it is possible we could start to see a few mullet schools roll through already. The Juno Beach Pier has been producing a lot of blue runners and Spanish Mackerel for those looking to keep the rods bent. Sandperch and croaker have been around in scattered numbers as well.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Chance of thunderstorms in the morning. Showers. Thunderstorms likely in the afternoon.
SATURDAY...Southeast winds 20 to 25 knots with gusts to around 30 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas to 8 feet. Period 5 seconds. Intracoastal waters rough in exposed areas. Showers with thunderstorms likely.
SUNDAY...South southeast winds 15 to 20 knots with gusts to around 25 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed areas. Chance of thunderstorms in the morning. Showers likely. Thunderstorms likely in the afternoon.
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