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2.6.15 Fishing Report

Another bumpy weekend ahead in the weather, as another cold front will be passing and sweeping South Florida with high winds. Good news for those anglers participating in The Sailfish Challenge taking place this Saturday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The high winds should bring fire to the sailfish bite to South Florida!

Offshore- Sailfish bite should do well by the weekend, recent reports have announced the sailfish have been swimming around in pods and packs of about 4-5 sails. To highlight the attention, put out goggle eyes or blue runners that are hanging under a kite, putting out more bait gives you the best chances of catching several at a time. Mixed in with the sails have been occasional dolphin and kingfish located in about 100-250’ feet of water and drifting sardines or ripping the diamond jig off the bottom should get a kingfish bite.

Surf/Pier- Spanish mackerel have made a showing around the piers and inlets, biting on a white crappie jig. Croakers and bluefish showed up this week and a handful of pompano were caught on the Juno Beach Pier and the Jupiter Inlet. Sand fleas, fish bites and clams are good bait choices.

Inshore- Snook season has reopened for harvest on the Atlantic coast and those spending a lot of time on the water are finding a few linesiders. Locate the snooks near bridges, docks and seawalls, fishing with live shrimp, small baits or shrimp style jigs are all good choices for the linesider bite. Grass flats are also holding a bunch of fish from ladyfish, jacks and assorted species.

Freshwater- Largemouth and peacock bass are in the canals and lakes across South Florida.

Enjoy the windy weekend and Goodluck to all anglers in The Sailfish Challenge!

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