Juno Bait's "Weekend Fishing Outlook"
For Weekend of 3/3-3/5/2023
OFFSHORE- Dolphin fishing slowed down this week; with only a very few scattered reports. South wind in the forecast may help get a few more pointed our way over the next few days. The moon is getting big this week...hopefully a few wahoo will be snapping over the next week. Blackfin Tuna action has been good this week, with some solid fish in 200-300' of water (Check the nice one below Jeff caught on his first drop with the JYG Pro "WYLD" Series jig...which are now in-stock in store). Starting to hear a few more cobia reports. The rudderfish showed up in a big way this week (hence the increase in cobia reports) along the edge. It's not full on boiling rudderfish madness, but it's getting close! Snapper reports were fair this week, with a mixture of muttons, mangroves, and yellowtails around.
INSHORE- Snook fishing has been pretty good in the Loxahatchee River this week. Been a pretty good number of mullet around and the snook are not too far behind them. A live mullet fished along seawalls with some current will be the best bet for the snook, especially the bigger ones. A walk the dog style topwater (Yo-Zuri Hydro Pencil is a popular one) will also get some attention early in the morning and late in the afternoon. Snook action at night around the bridges has been fair. Sheepshead action has slowed a bit this week, but still a few around. The jacks are still in Palm Beach Inlet in fair numbers; and a little wind in the next few days could help fire them up a bit.
SURF/PIER- The Juno Beach Pier has had a few Spanish Mackerel around. Calm clearer conditions have the Macs dialed in on white crappie jigs. When the bite gets tough add a super small piece of shrimp to the jig to attract a bite. A handful of snook reports also coming in from the pier and along the beach as well. It is a bit "early" for the snook on the beach; but calm warm conditions have them showing a little ahead of schedule. Pompano reports were SLOW this week; but a little south wind in the forecast could help get them going a bit. Sandfleas and Fishbites remain top bait choices for the pomps. A few croaker reports coming in; but not in big numbers. Singer Island has been holding the best number of Blacktip/Spinner sharks. Doesn't seem like we have seen full on migration yet, but a fair number around for sure.
NOAA MARINE WEATHER:
FRI...S winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft, occasionally to 6 ft. Period 5 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop.
SAT...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Intracoastal waters light chop.
SUN...N NW winds 5 to 10 kt becoming NE. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Intracoastal waters a light chop. A slight chance of showers.
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