OFFSHORE: Quickly turning into the time of year where these weather forecasts will become the status quo...It won't be ideal conditions for the small boaters, but the fish will most likely be chewing! Those who have taken the beating offshore this week have found some nice dolphin. Average size on the dolphin has been 10-15lbs, with a few 20 plus pound fish in the mix. Trolling squid or ballyhoo is a safe bet, as is drifting with dead sardines and chunking. Shouldn't take long for the dolphin to find you. With the first little front pushing through this weekend it is very likely that the sailfish will fire off. Live goggle eyes and blue runners under the kite is the way to go. Look for the best action to go off in 150-300" of water (Areas with good current, blue water, and defined color changes will be the best spots!) Conditions have not been ideal at all for bottom fishing, but those willing to ride it out will most likely find some snapper on the bottom. Wouldn't be a total surprise to start seeing some cobia show up as well.
INSHORE: Snook fishing remains fair inshore, and could improve greatly with a little clean water. The bridges are producing snook at night on moving water. IN the dirty water keep the baits big, flashy, and loud. The fish need all the help they can get to find them! Large swimming plugs, bright colored flair hawks, and live mullet are all good bait choices for the snook right now. Other action inshore has been fairly quiet. A few jacks moving around, but overall it is a little tough. The ICW up towards Hobe Sound is starting to hold a few fish, and could also see a big improvement with some cleaner water and change in weather.
SURF/PIER: Tough week overall with the weather and dirty water. If the water clears up along the beach over the next few days, it should be on! Look for the mackerel, jacks, ladyfish, and bluefish to out in full force and hungry. Spoons, diamond jigs, gotcha, and big swimming plugs should all work for the above listed. Pompano could also show up in good numbers. If the water doesn't clear up for our local area, consider a trip down south. Boynton INlet south along the beach seems to be holding a fair amount of fish.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SATURDAY...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEASTO 8 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM. INTRACOASTAL WATERS CHOPPY IN EXPOSED AREAS.