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Fishing Outlook 4.17.15

OFFSHORE: The South Florida fishing action out deep has been a bit scattered far offshore. Closer in, is where you will find the best fishing action for the springtime. The sailfish bite seemed to slow down a bit due to the lack of current and greener waters. That could change any day as the current changes. The Cobia bite is really good in areas of the sand pile. Lots of fish around South Florida, especially near shallower wrecks in the 70’-90’ foot range. Live baits work outstanding such as crabs, pilchards, pinfish, mullet and shrimp.  On the deep side of the Juno Beach, Florida 180' ledge where is a mixed bag of fish and rudder fish and blue runners have tackled the area. Dolphin are caught and scattered among the frigate birds around floating debris, don’t be surprised to see small wahoo around the debris too as well as weed lines with rigged ballyhoo. Included offshore are a few blackfin tuna around 15-30 pounds.

INSHORE: Calm inland waters planned for the weekend but the snook bite will create a fish frenzy! All around the mouths of the river and inlets on outgoing tide, with the linesiders fully focused on the springtime mullet; you can’t go wrong with the snook bite being off the chain! Tarpon have also been reported still around the bridges and inlets just like last month. Enjoy the fight with live shrimp, crabs and of course, mullet! The sea trout action has been livelier among greener and lusher grass flat areas. Use a jig head with a gulf shrimp to hook on to the trouts!

SURF/PIER: “The springtime pompano run in on and action has been good”, according to Juno Bait & Tackle. Over the last week on the Juno Beach Pier, the catches have been fishing early and/or late in the day using sand fleas, clams, shrimp and fishbites hooking onto bonita, kingfish and snook. Along the beaches jacks, tarpon, bluefish are pushing along with the schools of mullet.

Happy Friday & Enjoy the weekend!
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