OFFSHORE- No offshore reports to speak of from the past week, and based on the weather it doesn't look like we will be getting any reports to speak of this weekend either. Looks like a good weekend to work on some tackle, get the line freshened up on the reels, tighten up any of those boat projects you've been putting off, dust off the sailfish tackle, and maybe swing by your local tackle shop (wink wink) for any tackle restocking you've been putting off. This weather can't last forever...be ready for when it breaks!
INSHORE- Despite dirty water conditions throughout much of the local area, the mullet continue to push through and the fish are around. Look for the mullet to be the most active and moving around during lowlight periods of the day and at night. Snook will be the main predators around, mixed in will be a good number of tarpon and jacks as well. Look for the snook to be hanging around bridges, boat docks seawalls, and other areas that they can use the tide to funnel the mullet to them. The tarpon and jacks are not as specific and will more commonly be just following the schools of mullet. No surprise here...Look for the predators to feed best on moving water. Incoming or outgoing tide will push the mullet, and the predators will line up to take advantage of easy meals. Try throwing Rapala X-Raps, Yo-Zuri Mag Darters, Flair Hawk style jigs, and bigger swimbaits around the mullet schools. Fish around the edges of the mullet schools for best results. If your fishing live mullet; also fish them around the edges or under the schools for best luck.
SURF/PIER- Rough conditions again for surf guys this week. Water conditions are brutal, and conditions are not conducive to fishing. Look for Jupiter and Palm Beach Inlet to be good alternatives to surf and pier fishing this week. The mullet are around and plenty of stuff is around feeding on them. Snook and tarpon are in the inlet, along with some bruiser jacks. In between the brutal surf and dirty water conditions a few pompano reports are trickling in. Hoping for some better weather soon...we need it!
NOAA MARINE WEATHER-
Substantial swell combined with very breezy northeast to east winds will produce rough seas across the Atlantic waters, especially over the Gulf Stream where wave heights may exceed 10 feet through this weekend. Strengthening northeast to east winds are also expected to create hazardous marine conditions over the Gulf waters and Lake Okeechobee through the remainder of this week into this weekend. Small Craft Advisories are in effect for all of the South Florida waters. There is some potential for occasional gusts to reach near gale-force over the South Florida Atlantic waters for Friday into Saturday. Also, small craft should exercise extreme caution especially around jetties and inlets.
Friday...East northeast winds 20 to 25 knots with gusts to around 35 knots. Seas 9 to 11 feet with occasional seas to 14 feet. Period 6 seconds. Northeast swell 3 to 6 feet. Intracoastal waters rough in exposed areas. Chance of thunderstorms in the morning. Chance of showers. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
SATURDAY...East northeast winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 8 to 10 feet with occasional seas to 13 feet. Period 6 seconds. Northeast swell 5 feet. Intracoastal waters rough in exposed areas. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
SUNDAY...East northeast winds 15 to 20 knots with gusts to around 30 knots. Seas 6 to 8 feet with occasional seas to 10 feet. Northeast swell 4 feet. Intracoastal waters choppy in exposed areas. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
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