OFFSHORE: Been a very rough week offshore and the reports have just not been coming in; and unfortunately no real improvement in the weather for the upcoming weekend. If maybe the weatherman is wrong, the dolphin boîte will most likely be off the chain. Sailfish action could also fire off this weekend. The conditions are right for the sailfish to get very aggressive. Live baits under the kite will serve dual purpose getting the sails or big dolphins attention. Not much doing on the bottom fishing...though not a lot of people that want to go and drift in the ocean in its current state.
INSHORE: The snook fishing remains the main game in town right now. The bridge fishing remains the best bet, and with the current dirty condition of the water you can catch them on both incoming and outgoing tides. Flair hawks, X-Raps, and live mullet remain the baits of choice, and with a water cool down coming throw those big baiters while you can. Still some mullet coming through so in addition to the snook, a few tarpon and big jacks are realistic possibilities. Other inshore action remains spotty at best.
SURF/PIER: Depending on water conditions, the fishing could really fire off along the beach this weekend. A little cleaner water could have the spanish mackerel, bluefish, ladyfish, jacks, and even some pompano feeding like crazy. Looks like it's going to be rough so get the surf tackle, heavy leads, big spoons, and other essentials ready to deal with wind and waves. Low light periods of the day will remain key. Could still see some snook on the beach, and it's still a very good chance we could see some tarpon on the beach.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
SATURDAY...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
SUNDAY...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS ALONG THE COAST TO EAST NORTHEAST 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE GULF STREAM. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 9 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS CHOPPY IN EXPOSED AREAS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.