OFFSHORE- Well...it finally looks like a little more fishable weather this weekend. Reports have been almost non-existent over the past week, which I'm sure comes to the surprise of well...no one! Weather has not been on our side, but fingers crossed it's not looking too bad now. Sailfish bite continues to pick up, and we should see the numbers continue to rise from here on out. Little on the lighter side wind wise this weekend, but should still be enough to get the kites up. As usual live goggle eyes and blue runners will be top baits. Threadfin and mullet are also good bait options. Dolphin, the better size winter ones, will also be mixed in with the sails in 150-250' of water. With no reports to speak of, it's hard to guess where the main body of fish will be; but the pier to Jupiter Inlet or up towards the Loran Tower in Hobe Sound are good options. Should be some kingfish scattered along the 120' ledge, along with a wahoo or two maybe. Bottom fishing could be really good. Following a storm like this the snapper and grouper will sometimes chew heavy, here's hoping it happens this weekend!
INSHORE- Snook fishing remains the best bet, and with season starting to wind down (only about a month left) now is a great time to go. The spillways have been holding a good number of fish, as have some of the bridges. The flair hawk bite remains strong, and the shrimp jig bite is gaining steam as well. Look for the snook to bite best on the first part of the outgoing tide. Sheepshead and black drum reports are staring to come in a little bit; sure sign we are changing seasons. Live shrimp on a small jighead is a good way to go. Look for docks with a little deeper water around them to be the best bet. Flats action is slowly starting to come to life with some dropping water temps. A few trout and even a redfish or two are around up on the Hobe Sound Flats.
SURF/PIER- Finally some little nicer conditions for the surf this weekend. The big news this week was a nice bite of snapper at the Juno Beach Pier (thanks to late season storm). Doubtful that the snapper bite is on fire into the weekend at the pier, but should still be a few around. Sardines and live shrimp have been the bait of choice for the snapper. Bluefish are around in pretty good numbers. Large popping plugs, GT Ice Cream lures, and silver spoons have all been good lure choices on the bluefish. Pompano reports are a bit slim, but would expect to see some around. The blacktip sharks are around in pretty good numbers as well. The blacktips are a lot of fun from the beach, especially on lighter tackle.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...West winds 10 knots becoming north. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Period 4 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Chance of showers.
SATURDAY...East southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Slight chance of showers.
SUNDAY...East southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas to 5 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop.
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