OFFSHORE- Reports remained a bit slim with less than ideal weather conditions and sub par water quality. Those venturing farther offshore late last weekend/early in the week found a decent number of dolphin in 100-1200' of water. Key was finding good blue water. Conditions don't look great for a run way offshore this weekend; but with any luck the east/northeast winds could help blow some cleaner water in a little closer to shore. It's a bit early in the season but the conditions this weekend could trigger a little early season sailfish bite for those looking to break out the kites and get some baits flying again. In along the edge the kingfish are still biting in the blue/green water. Most of the fish are on the smaller side, with a few bigger ones mixed in. Snapper fishing reports remain pretty slow for the most part. The bottom fish did bite south of Lake Worth Inlet for a day or two, but overall it is pretty tough on the bottom fishing. Mixed in with the dirty water on top has been some cold water on the bottom...not your most ideal combo.
INSHORE- The mullet run continues to take center stage on the inshore side of things. Snook, tarpon, jacks, and even a few redfish are being caught inshore around the mullet schools. For the most part the mullet are moving primarily at night, very early morning, and late afternoon. A wide variety of lures will work around the mullet schools; including Zara Spooks, Rapala X-Raps, Yo-Zuri Mag Darters and Pencils, SpoolTek Swimbaits, and many more. Of course fishing live mullet is also a good option. Wether fishing lures or live mullet, best action typically comes while fishing the outside edges of the school or also fishing below the school. Baits that become separated from the school are just easy pickings for lazy predators. Fishing the bridges at night remains a good snook option as well. With current water conditions(DIRTY!), both tides are working pretty equally. The usual bridge jigs and swimbaits are all working well.
SURF/PIER- The water remains very dirty along the beach, but still some decent reports coming in. Despite the gross chocolate milk looking water the snook are biting, mainly around mullet schools. Bigger mullet schools are holding the tarpon, though the past week has been tough to get on any real consistent numbers. It's that time of year when we see a few redfish being caught. The reds are in the inlets, along the beach, and even been a few at the pier. Also at the pier in the dirty water has been a handful of triple tail. Pompano bit for a day or two last week, but no reports of any numbers over the past few days to speak of.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...East northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas to 8 feet. Period 5 seconds. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed areas. Showers likely and chance of thunderstorms.
SATURDAY...Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas to 6 feet. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed areas. Showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then showers likely and chance of thunderstorms.
SUNDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Showers likely and chance of thunderstorms.
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