OFFSHORE- The weather forecast is looking great for the upcoming weekend, and the fishing has been on fire for the past week! Great reports of Cobia from south of Palm Beach Inlet to north of Jupiter Inlet continue to come in almost daily. The Cobia are primarily being caught in 150-200' of water. Drifting live sardines, dead sardines, or a cobia jig about halfway to the bottom is a good way to get tight on a cobe. The cobia are following the bull sharks around, so don't be afraid to put some chum out to get everybody excited! Dolphin fishing remained strong this week with 175-300' of water producing good numbers of fish. Trolling ballyhoo and assorted small jethead lures is producing good numbers of fish. Most of the dolphin have been 5-10 pounds, with a few good ones closer to twenty pounds in the mix. Don't be surprised if a nice blackfin tuna shows p in the mix as well. Scattered kingfish are biting around the 120' ledge. Snapper fishing was fair over the past week.
INSHORE- Some nice snook have been caught over the past week. Fishing the bridges at night is producing the best, but throwing topwater lures around seawalls is producing some snook as well at first light. Fish the first of the outgoing tide for the best luck with the snook. Scattered reports of mangrove snapper, drum, and even a few inshore pompano have been trickling in over the past week.
SURF/PIER- Pompano fishing remained very very good over the past week. The morning and late afternoon bite are both producing equally good numbers of fish. Sandfleas, clams, and FishBites remain the baits of choice. Bluefish may have made their last showing of the season...looks like they may be gone now till next fall. Whiting and croaker are still biting good in close.
Fishing has been good....no excuses, it's time to go!