OFFSHORE- Looking like another rough weekend offshore (NOAA Forecast below). For those that have made it out over the past week, dolphin fishing has been very good. Palm Beach to Jupiter Inlet in 180-300' of water continues to produce good dolphin action. Trolling and live baiting are both producing dolphin bites, with the average fish size being 8-15lbs. Mixed in with the dolphin have been a fair number of sailfish, and those numbers should continue to increase with each passing cold front. Bahamas wahoo action has really fired up as well. When the weather windows present themselves, look for good wahoo action on the other side! Snapper and bottom fishing reports in general have been slim with the weather.
INSHORE- Still seeing some schools of mullet around inshore, and the snook are not far behind them. Above average temperatures have the snook fired up, and with season coming to a close next week; now is a great time to target a linesider for dinner. Throw flair hawk style jigs around the bridges at night (especially on an outgoing tide) for good results with the snook. Jacks are around inshore in good numbers, and will happily pick mullet or topwater plugs off along seawalls in the Loxahatchee River when the snook don't want to bite. The flats in Hobe Sound have been holding a few jacks, ladyfish, and the occasional pompano recently.
SURF/PIER- Pompano action has continued to improve over the past few weeks. Sandfleas, clams, and fishbites remain the top baits for the pomps, while Doc's Goofy Jig is the best lure to target them. Bluefish have also been biting early and late in the morning. Starting to hear about more and more Spanish Mackerel north of Jupiter Inlet. Shouldn't be long before they are locked into the Peck's Lake area pretty good. Maybe a little tough to fish with the weather, but the fish should be around; go if you can!
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NOAA Marine Forecast:
FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 9 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS CHOPPY IN EXPOSED AREAS. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS WITH ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 9 TO 11 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 15 FEET. NORTHEAST SWELL 3 TO 4 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS ROUGH IN EXPOSED AREAS. SHOWERS LIKELY.
SUNDAY...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 8 TO 10 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 13 FEET SUBSIDING TO 6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 10 FEET. NORTHEAST SWELL AROUND 3 FEET IN THE MORNING. INTRACOASTAL WATERS CHOPPY IN EXPOSED AREAS. SHOWERS LIKELY.