OFFSHORE- Looks like another pretty rough weather forecast for the upcoming weekend. It’s looking like ideal weather for the sailfish to bite, but not the most comfortable conditions for smaller boats. Sailfish action has remained pretty good this week, with decent numbers of fish being caught between Palm Beach (Lake Worth) and Jupiter Inlets. The key to the sailfish bite this week, as it often is, has been finding some decent north current. Slow or south current is very rarely any good for raising big numbers of sails. Dolphin are mixed in with the sailfish, and a few solid gaffers have been caught over the last week. Look for dolphin action to be best in 150-250’ of water; or along defined rips, weed-lines, or areas holding large amounts of bait. Still some scattered kingfish around, as well as a handful of wahoo. Kingfish seem to be hanging around 100’ of water, and are being caught on sardines and diamond jigs. Bottom fishing reports were a little slim this week, as were reports of cobia.
INSHORE- Snook action remains on the slow side, but those putting their time in are finding a few. If your snook fishing during the day look for them to be laid up on dark mudflats or boat docks and seawalls with dark bottom, as they use the dark bottom to soak up some heat. At night look for the snook to be hanging around bridges and docklights, especially those with good current and deeper water. The Hobe Sound Flats are producing a few pompano, ladyfish, jacks, and a few spotted seatrout. Throwing a goofy jig or drifting a live shrimp under a popping cork is a good choice for fishing the flats right now. Scattered reports of sheepshead and a few black drum around the bridges are trickling in.
SURF/PIER- The Juno Pier had a great day yesterday; with Spanish mackerel, bluefish, pompano, jacks, and pompano all being caught. The swell for the next few days will make surf fishing a little tough, but the later part of the weekend should be ok. Pompano action has improved over the past week, with sandfleas and clams producing the most bites. Blacktip and spinner sharks moving along the beach in good numbers, and are willing to bite a chunk of fresh bait pretty quickly.
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