Tis the season for beautiful weather and great fishing in South Florida! The marine forecast is predicted to stay at a very nice temperature with great conditions for a run offshore.
Within the Southeast region of South Florida, the fishing this week has been awesome for some and slow for other anglers due to the drastic change from rough to calm conditions. The sailfish bite was a little off however a few were still caught this past week and the bite is only getting better. A good amount of wahoo had been caught in Martin County and Palm Beach County. Trolling with ballyhoo, bonita strips, or squid seem to produce dolphin bites within the 60’-400’ of water. Spanish Mackeral have been recorded around Pecks Lake in Hobe Sound, Florida. King Mackeral have been closer to shallower wrecks and a great fish to put on the smoker!
Bottom Fishing has been great out of Jupiter and Palm Beach Inlets, with mutton snapper, yellowtail snapper and a few grouper in the mix has been most of the bulk down on the sea floor. Also, cobias has been reported and many fisherman have been catching these delicious fish among the reef and on the Juno Beach Pier.
On the flats, assorted fish such as jack crevalle, ladyfish, sheepshead, drums and some snook may be swimming along searching for live shrimp, which seems to get their attention fast! The trout has been consistently biting in Munyon Island, Hobe Sound Flats and the Loxahatchee River, recommended to fish for trout throughout the morning and they may still be biting by the afternoon hours as the cool weather lingers, consider fishing with bass assassins and darker colored lures.
To wrap it all up, the fishing weather and conditions are picture perfect for the holiday season. Good luck and end the year with a cheer!