OFFSHORE: Well...I guess saying it's gonna be another rough weekend offshore maybe a bit of an understatement. When the weather allowed the dolphin fishing was very good. Sailfish action picked up as well last weekend. Will be a fishy weekend offshore most likely, but it won't be very nice out there. Snapper action remained good on the bottom. A few cobra showing up along the edge.
INSHORE: Snook action continues to be the main game in town. Been fairly decent fishing, especially around the bridges at night. Look for the snook to be keyed in on mullet for a few more weeks, and then make the switch largely to a shrimp diet. The dirty water has pushed a few redfish inshore, and rumors of a few spotted seatrout being caught are floating in as well. Look for the inshore fishing to continue to improve as the water cools a bit.
SURF/PIER: Pompano action has been the big news of the week, with some good catches coming in early in the week. The usual baits (sand fleas, clams, and fish bites) did the trick from the surf, while Doc's Goofy Jigs caught their fair share from the pier. Fair number of bluefish around, as well as some Spanish mackerel. A few redfish still being picked off the pier. Pretty good fishing before the wind picked up, hoping it finds a happy medium and gets right for the weekend.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRIDAY...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS CHOPPY IN EXPOSED AREAS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
SATURDAY...EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS ALONG THE COAST TO EAST NORTHEAST 20 TO 25 KNOTS IN THE GULF STREAM. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 9 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS ROUGH IN EXPOSED AREAS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.