Veterans’ Day Weekend Fishing Outlook (11/11-11/13/2016)

OFFSHORE:  While it isn't going to be summer like conditions offshore, it sure is looking a whole lot nicer than it has the last few weekends.  Rough weather the early part of the week kept the reports to a minimum, but fishing should be good this weekend.  The sailfish bite has fired off fairly decent the past few weeks; live goggle eyes or blue runners under the kite should not go unnoticed for too long.  Sailfish should be around the 120' ledge depending on water and current conditions.  100-300' of water from the Juno Bech Pier up to Jupiter Inlet remains a good spot to try and raise a sail or two...or three.  Try to find good clean blue water, flying fish, and north current when starting the search and go from that point.  Dolphin are around in decent numbers as well.  150-300' of water is a good bet for the dolphin, with long runs offshore not really being needed.  The usual trolling spread of bonita strips, squid, and ballyhoo should all do the trick on the dolphin.  Not too likely that you'll find huge schools of fish, but the ones around are holding a solid 10lb average for the most part.  Cobia are starting to move in along the 120' ledge in fair numbers.  Snapper fishing remains strong in 60-90' of water out of both Palm Beach and Jupiter Inlets.  Sardines remain the bait of choice for the snapper.  Be sure to keep a flatline out for a passing kingfish, dolphin, or floating cobra while your on the bottom drift.

INSHORE:  This week saw a big push of late season mullet come through.  The snook and jacks took notice, and piled on at the buffet line.  Area bridges all continue to hold snook at night, while seawalls and boat docks are a good starting point during the day.  Live mullet lobbed along a seawall is a good bait choice during the day, while a flairhawk or big swimbait is a good choice around the bridge at night.  Outgoing and incoming tide are both producing fish just look for a good current flow either way and the snook should be active.  The flats around Munyan Island are living up, with a fair number of jacks and snook hanging out; as well as the occasional spotted seatrout.  Try the low light periods of the day for the best results.

SURF/PIER:  Surf fishing remains pretty good with a nice mixed bag of species around.  Pompano are here in fair numbers (though not as good as Lake Worth), with decent catches coming on sand fleas, clams, and fish bites.  Bluefish remain scattered along the beach, as do spanish mackerel.  Blacktip sharks are also starting to make there way down the beach.  Large topwater popping plugs and fresh cut bait are the best bets for the sharks.  Should be a pretty good weekend along the beach for fishing...get after it!

NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SUNDAY...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

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