OFFSHORE- Pretty fishing looking forecast for the upcoming weekend. Friday will be a little bumpy, but as of now it looks like Saturday and Sunday will both be very nice. Sailfish bite has remained good this week, with some boats getting multiple shots. Best depth for the sailfish remains 100-200' of water, but may vary depending on current, bait, and water conditions. Look for the sails to be holding best in areas with lots of bait and good north current. Dolphin remain mixed in with the sails in fair numbers. Look for the best dolphin bite to be in 200-300' of water. Kingfish are still hanging along the 120' ledge in Jupiter in fair numbers. Drifting a sardine on a knocker rig or a live bait down deep will get the kings to bite. Fair number of cobia reports starting to come in as well along the ledge. Best bite on the cobia has been north of Jupiter Inlet. A live bait down deep is a great way to go for the cobia. Not a lot of snapper reports this week, but conditions this weekend look right for the bottom bite to be good.
INSHORE- Snook fishing has remained fair this week, especially for those putting a lot of hours in to find them. Bridges with deeper water and good current are a good place to look for the snook right now. Live shrimp drifted through the shadow line is a good way to get bites, as is a bigger bait (jig, swim bait, etc.) fished slowly along the bottom. The big baits won't produce as many bites; but the bites you get will be the right ones. The Munyan Island flats have been holding a few pompano, spotted seatrout, and a few sheepshead. Jacks and ladyfish are holding in their usual spots around the Hobe Sound Flats.
SURF/PIER- Pompano fishing remained good this week, with a solid number of pomps coming from Juno Beach to north of Jupiter Inlet. Sandfleas, clams, and fishbites remain the top producing baits for the pompano. Look for the best bite on the pompano to be first thing in the morning and late in the afternoon. Reel the pompano in quick though...the sharks will be snooping around for an easy meal. Sharks are not as thick this week, but enough are hanging around to make them worth fishing for. Spanish Mackerel and bluefish are scattered along the beach. Peck's Lake is stacked up good with Spanish Mackerel. Looking like great weekend to hit the beach!
NOAA Marine Weather:
FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. CHOPPY ON THE INTRACOASTAL WATERS.
SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A MODERATE CHOP ON THE INTRACOASTAL WATERS.
SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET.
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