OFFSHORE- Slow week on the offshore side of things report wise. A few dolphin around, primarily out deep still for the most part. Look for the 1000' range to be a good zone to find the dolphin. Most of the dolphin remain on the small side, with a gaffer or two in the mix to keep things interesting. A wahoo or two around on the backside of the moon, but no big numbers to speak of. Kingfish action has been fair along the 120' ledge. Drifting sardines on a knocker rig is almost a sure bet for the kings. A handful of snapper reports, but not great overall for the first part of the week. Here's hoping for a little improvement this weekend.
INSHORE- The mullet run hasn't started started yet inshore; but the fish are starting act like it has. Snook and big jacks have been biting good in the Loxahatchee River and north in the ICW this week. Live mullet fished along a seawall is a great way to target them, especially when the sun gets up a bit. During lowlight periods the topwater bite has been pretty hot. The Yo-Zuri Hydro Pencil just continues to get bites day after day! A few little tarpon in the inshore mix as well. The Spillways have had a pretty good snook bite when open. Still a good number of mangrove snapper around inshore.
SURF/PIER- The inlet snook bite remains very strong, both in Jupiter and Palm Beach Inlet. The Juno Beach Pier saw some pretty good action this week, with a nice mixture of species around. Catch and release snook fishing remains strong. Mangrove snapper are biting good first thing in the morning and then again late in the afternoon. Spanish Mackerel and blue runners are also around the pier in very good numbers. Expect to start seeing some mullet almost any day now...they can't be far!
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...East southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Showers in the morning. Chance of thunderstorms. Showers likely.
SATURDAY...East southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then showers likely and chance of thunderstorms.
SUNDAY...East southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then showers likely and chance of thunderstorms.